Kevin McAleer came to prominence on the RTE television show Nighthawks, which began broadcasting in the late 1980s. McAleer became known for his three-minute sketches of surreal rustic tales told in his slow County Tyrone drawl. One critic said that McAleer “put the dead back into deadpan”. Recently he found a brand new audience when he played the part of boring Uncle Colm in the smash hit Channel Four Series ‘Derry Girls’.
June 26, 2019