Moone Boy. Image shows from L to R: Sean Murphy (Chris O'Dowd), Martin (David Rawle)
Moone Boy

Moone Boy

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Semi-autobiographical sitcom written by Chris O'Dowd about a boy growing up in Ireland accompanied by his imaginary friend. Stars David Rawle, Chris O'Dowd, Ian O'Reilly, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald and more.

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Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 16th February 2018

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Chris O'Dowd admits he's unsure about US Moone Boy

Chris O'Dowd has admitted he doesn't know if an American version of Moone Boy will work., 3rd March 2015

Judging by the opener of this 1991-set third series, Chris O'Dowd's generally endearing sitcom seems to be leaning heavily on its retrospective premise for its jokes. As young Martin visits his uncle in Dublin, where he sells encyclopedias with a hefty dose of dramatic irony ("the greatest information resource the world will ever see"), parents Debra and Liam go away to celebrate their anniversary, only to bump into the latter's youth-obsessed old flame. Cue confusion over newfangled things such as yoga and raving.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 2nd March 2015

Chris O'Dowd on Moone Boy, fatherhood and Broadchurch

The IT Crowd star, whose Irish Sky1 comedy returns tonight, fills us in on his TV picks.

Ellie Austin, Radio Times, 2nd March 2015

Why Moone Boy is the best Irish comedy since Father Ted

Mrs Brown may run this TV town but Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy is the Irish export that everyone should be watching, says Sarah Doran.

Sarah Doran, Radio Times, 2nd March 2015

Moone Boy, series 3 episode 1, Sky1, review: 'cutesy'

Moone Boy's calculated cuteness and juvenile humour failed to endear it to Terry Ramsey.

Terry Ramsey, The Telegraph, 2nd March 2015

Moone Boy - Series 3

Warm, funny and full of charm. That's the best way I can describe Moone Boy, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy set in the small Irish town of Boyle in 1989.

Written by Chris O'Dowd (The IT Crowd) and Nick Vincent Murphy, Moone Boy launched on Sky 1 in September 2012, won an IFTA, an International Emmy and returns this week for a third series.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 1st March 2015

Chris O'Dowd on Moone Boy

Like any new dad, Chris O'Dowd is knee-deep in nappies and can't stop talking about the life-changing wonder of becoming a parent for the first time.

Alun Palmer, The Mirror, 26th February 2015

Deirdre O'Kane interview

The 45-year-old, who is about to star in the third series of Moone Boy, will return to the live comedy circuit after a break to pursue other acting roles.

Maeve Quigley, The Irish Mirror, 18th February 2015

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