It's fair to say Irish people are well-known for their sense of humour, a skill we have brought successfully to the world stage with a range of talented comedians hailing from this island of ours. This new two-part documentary series looks at the birth of the Irish stand-up comedy scene, from its humble beginnings in the International bar in Dublin in the 1970s right up to present day. It features interviews with the likes of Ardal O'Hanlon, Pauline McLynn, Ed Byrne, Jimeoin and Al Murray. It it also follows the rise of some of Ireland's up and coming comedians, including Alison Spittle, Colm Tyrell, Niamh Marron, Chris Kent and Robbie Bonham, with Colm describing the series as "a great insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of a comedians life. Not just the glamour of the stage and the partying, but the personal struggles we all go through on a crazy road to achieve our dreams."