Ireland is getting its own answer to 'Live at the Apollo' as Deirdre O'Kane has just been announced as host of a new stand up series for Sky One.

It will see the Irish comedian present a five-part comedy series which will be filmed live from Dublin’s Olympia Theatre next year. It will see a mixture of big-name comedy stars along with some fresh new talent join Deirdre on stage.

The new series will be produced by entertainment powerhouse Kite, the team behind hits such as 'Gogglebox Ireland', 'Ireland’s Fittest Family', 'Ireland’s Got Talent' and more recently 'Copper Face Jacks: The Musical'.

Phil Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Sky’s Head of Entertainment, said: “Deidre O’Kane is one funny woman - ever since her star turn in the brilliant Moone Boy we’ve been wanting to create a show around her unique talents and made entirely in Ireland. We are thrilled to pieces that she’ll bring us this exciting and fabulously funny new show direct from the Olympia Theatre.”

Deirdre O’Kane, added: “I’ve been sitting on this news since January and now it’s beginning to feel very real. I can’t wait to get started. We’re chatting to some big names and it’s always a thrill to work with the best in the business. Bring it on!”

Tickets for the week-long run of shows are expected to go on sale through Ticketmaster next year while it's expected the show will air on Sky One next autumn.