Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024

Written, Directed & Performed by: Jon Kenny

Age Suitability: 14+

Running Time: 80min –  no interval


Owing to illness we have no option but to cancel Jon Kenny’s five shows this week. We are hopeful that Jon will return in late April to perform the final fit-up.

“no matter where you were in the world you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting a Paddy.”

After two years and a bit in solitary confinement and not being within an ass’s roar of fellow mad souls bar myself, it’s time for me to let off a bit of steam, let my feckin flowing locks down me back and have a bit of craic…. Join one of Ireland’s greatest liars who believes that if it wasn’t for his strict catholic upbringing he would never have gotten into comedy.
“Who made the world young Kenny?” he asked me
“I don’t know Father…but my uncle Mike the Builder says who ever it was made a right balls off it”
Venial sins were a great thing as you could make up as many mad stories as you liked, lie till you were blue in the face and you had blackened your tongue completely,let the mind run wild then wipe the slate face and tongue clean once a week in confession. Between the church and British Rule, all decent Irish people develop the ability to avoid a straight answer at all costs..Some might say that’s a bit harsh but…“It is and it isn’t”…depending!
Words, Lies, & Stories of D’unexpected is a look back through story song and writing at all the weird and wonderful crazy times that were part of my life; touring with the band from Effin to Abbey
Road running off with a dance company, singing ball- ads in Zambia, performing in Moscow, working men’s clubs in England, gowling around in Galbally, acting the flute in Finore but knowing that: “no matter where you were in the world you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting a Paddy.”


‘a whirlwind tour of his ‘weird and wonderful’ career’ –


Jon Kenny is an Irish comedian and actor is one half of the famous Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt. Since recovered, while going through gruelling treatment for a life-threatening disease, Jon Kenny continued to plant trees, near his home in Lough Gur, Co Limerick.

Dates & Venues

Wed February 1st 2023 – 8:00 pm
Ballynoe Community Centre

Thu February 2nd 2023 – 8:00 pm
The Mall Arts Centre Youghal

Fri February 3rd 2023 – 8:00 pm
Bartlemy Parish Hall

Sat February 4th 2023 – 8:00 pm
St George's Arts and Heritage Centre

Sun February 5th 2023 – 8:00 pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy