Cookstown comedian hopes to make it big on Britain’s Got Talent

Cookstown comedian Cormac O'Donnell as alter-ego Igor at Britains Got Talent auditions on Sunday.
Cookstown comedian Cormac O'Donnell as alter-ego Igor at Britains Got Talent auditions on Sunday.

By Patricia Devlin

A COOKSTOWN comedian is hoping his funnyman talents will gain him a spot on the televised auditions of the UK’s biggest

TV talent show.

Cormac O’Donnell travelled to Belfast on Sunday to audition for producers of hit ITV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

The 35 year-old is now hoping for a call back to attend the show’s televised auditions after impressing with his tongue-in-cheek stand-up routine of Russian alter-ego Igor Bolshoirkirov.

Cormac, who has supported some of Ireland’s top comedy acts including Ardal O’Hanlon and Tim McGarry, will find out whether his cheeky sketch involving the Russian rogue has earned him a spot in front of judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, in January.

In just over a year the Cookstown comedian has taken the local comedy circuit by storm.

Not only supporting top comedy acts the 35 year-old dad-of-two appears on some of the best comedy festival line-ups across the country, and will headline his own show in the Burnavon Cookstown on December 1st.

‘Brendan’s Cub’ will be part of the Burnavon’s Comedy Club.

Tickets are still available to buy but are going fast priced at £10.00.

The Mid-Ulster Mail has one pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader for the show.

All you have to do is answer one question: ‘What is the full name of Cormac’s Russian alter-ego?’

Answers to be sent by email to: patricia.devlin@jpress.co.uk

Winner will be chosen at random and notified by Tuesday, November 27th.

Entrants must be over 16.