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Paul Woodfull (born in 1958 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish writer, actor, comedian and musician. He has written two television series, a CD and the comedy musical play I, Keano. He is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. [1] [2]


Writing career



  • I, Keano, comedy musical play with Arthur Mathews and Michael Nugent, 2005
  • Stew, TV series with Paul Tylak, RTÉ, 2004-2005
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High, televised concert as Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly, RTÉ, 2004
  • This is Ireland, TV series with Arthur Mathews and Paul Tylak, BBC, 2004
  • DJ Gary, Radio character, RTÉ 2FM, 1998-2006
  • Publocked, CD as Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly, 1996


Stew is an Irish comedy sketch series. Woodfull and Paul Tylak wrote and performed in it. It won Best Entertainment Series at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2005 and at the Celtic Film & Television Festival in 2006. [3] [4]

This Is Ireland was a comedy sketch series about Ireland made for the BBC. [5]


Woodfull, with Arthur Mathews and Michael Nugent, co-wrote I, Keano, a comedy musical play about footballer Roy Keane leaving the Republic of Ireland national football team before the 2002 FIFA World Cup. [6] [7]

It is presented as a mock-epic melodrama about an ancient Roman legion preparing for war. In its first two years, over half a million people watched it, generating €10m ($13m) in ticket sales.[8] [9] In January 2008, it began its fourth year of performances.

Performing career

Woodfull has appeared in Stew, the television sketch series that he co-wrote with Paul Tylak.

He has various performance alter-egos, including DJ Gary on RTE radio, cabaret singer Tony St James and republican balladeer Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly. [10]

In 2000, he appeared as Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly in the Roddy Doyle movie When Brendan Met Trudy.

He was a member of the Skank Mooks in the late 1970s, the band was one of the original and most influential of the Dublin punk/new wave bands of the era. He also created, and performed in, various musical tribute groups, including the Joshua Trio (a U2 tribute band which featured on the Jonathan Ross Show), the Glam Tarts and Abbaesque.


  1. ^ Charmer Chameleon Profile of Paul Woodfull, Sunday Times, April 2000
  2. ^ My Cultural Life Paul Woodfull, Sunday Tribune, 3 October 2004
  3. ^ Review of Stew, Village Magazine, 22 December 2005
  4. ^ Review of Stew Emmanuel Kehoe, Sunday Business Post, Oct 10 2004
  5. ^ Review of This is Ireland Mark Lewisohn, BBC Guide to Comedy, 2004
  6. ^ Review of I, Keano, Anthony Garvey, The Stage, 17 February 2005
  7. ^ Review of I, Keano, James Ducker, The Times, 2 March 2006
  8. ^ I, Keano Still Has Fans in Raptures Irish Examiner, 31 January 2007
  9. ^ I, Keano - The Never Ending Story Edel Coffey, Sunday Tribune Review, 4 February 2007
  10. ^ Humour and Trad Combine for Hit Review of Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly, Brian Boyd, Irish Times, 3 December 1998

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