One of my favourite comedians, Maeve Higgins, has a new show on RTE which combines cookery and standup comedy: Fancy Vittles. Maeve and her sister Lilly prepare meals for guests, such as Those Girls We Went To School With (who’ll “probably just throw it up afterwards,” says Maeve).
The cookery is interspersed with some of Maeve’s very funny and idiosyncratic stand-up, sketches, archive footage and gorgeous animated sequences. It’s a lovely quirky show, unlike anything I’ve ever seen on RTE before and is well worth a look. It’s on Tuesday evenings at 10.30pm, and can also be watched on the RTE Player on Rte.ie. Check out the poached salmon in Episode 2, it looks fantastic.