The Eejits. Image shows from L to R: Gerard (Patrick McDonnell), Maurice (Dessie Gallagher). Copyright: Objective Productions.

The Eejits

Channel 4 sitcom. 1 pilot in 2007. Stars Dessie Gallagher, Patrick McDonnell, Paul McGlinchey, Ned Dennehy and Kathy Burke.

The Eejits

Maurice and Gerard are two would-be musicians whose ambitions far outreach their abilities, but that doesn't stop them from dreaming

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Dessie Gallagher, Patrick McDonnell, Paul McGlinchey, Ned Dennehy and Kathy Burke
Writers
Paul Woodfull and Arthur Mathews
Director
Steve Connelly
Producer
Saskia Schuster

Maurice and Gerard, are two would-be musicians whose ambitions far outreach their abilities, but that doesn't stop them from dreaming of the big time.

They perform as the band E-Z Feelin and tour Ireland playing dubious venues. They are assisted by their roadie, Tom Grace who lives alone with his dog, Himmler. Tom believes that he is regularly blessed by visits from the Virgin Mary. When ex-U2 roadie Bob Salmon gives Maurice some old gear - a smoke machine and strobe light - that used to belong to Ireland's most famous internationally renowned rock band, Maurice sees this as an opportunity to beef up their live show. But Bob has fallen out with Bono and co, and U2 want their old equipment back...

Meanwhile, Maurice and Gerard agree to smuggle some 'goods' into Northern Ireland to repay an old debt. Thus the scene is set for one of E-Z Feelin's most dangerous gigs of all time...

Production Details

Part of

Channel 4 Comedy Showcase 2007

Production company

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 26th October 2007 on Channel 4
Episode length
30 minutes

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