of Worms

Comedy writer/performer group 

Diet of Worms are a five-piece Irish comedy team, made up of Rory Connolly, Philippa Dunne, Niall Gaffney, Shane Langan and Amy Stephenson. 

They are best known for their BBC Two sitcom The Walshes, which they created and wrote with Graham Linehan. 

They have written and performed several plays and sketch shows for the Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe Festivals and created a number of much loved web series, including the award winning Taste of Home

Other credits include a BBC Radio 4 sitcom pilot (featuring Adam Buxton) and Quints; a Sky Comedy Short with Big Talk which premiered at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny.

They are currently developing an original comedy feature Homemaker with Screen Ireland.



Writer & Creator 

Producer Michael Donnelly

Original comedy feature film.

Screen Ireland
In Development


Writer & Performer 

Producer Josh Cole
Director George Kane

Short film about five former celebrity quintuplets reforming for the first time in 15 years.

Big Talk for Sky Arts
Producer Richard Boden
Director Graham Linehan

Sitcom series co-created by Graham Linehan about a tightly knit Dublin family living in very, very close quarters.

Boom Pictures for BBC2, RTE One
Producer David Collins & Michael Donnelly
Director Alex Gill

One-off mocumentary about pregnancy, seen through the eyes of two very unusual couples. Produced as part of RTE's showcase series Project HaHa. 

Accomplice for RTE Two


Writer & Performer 

Producer Arnab Chanda
  • Adam Buxton
  • Sitcom pilot about a group of misfit stockroom workers for a Scandinavian furniture giant that is run more like a religion than a company.

    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Director Claire McQuaid

    A live radio play/ series of sketches, with on-stage foley and sound effects. 

    10 Days in Dublin


    Writer & Performer 

    Nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award.

    A play about the disastrous final hours of a corrupt local election campaign. 

    Dublin Fringe

    A play set in the aftermath of doomsday cult's mass ascension to their leader's home planet, as five devotees who were left below try to figure out what went wrong.

    Dublin Fringe

    A water-themed sketch comedy show performed entirely in a swimming pool.

    Edinburgh Fringe

    Sketch comedy show. 

    Edinburgh Fringe

    Maiden sketch show performed at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Edinburgh Fringe


    Writer & Performer 

    Directed by Alex Gill.

    Produced by Michael Donnelly.

    Set between 1987-1990 and shot through the family camcorder, this award winning web-series follows the fortunes of a working class Dublin household. Pre-cursor to The Walshes

    Developed for BBC Television. 

    Directed by Michael Donnelly.

    A series of surreal animations about a Soviet cartoon character who extols the virtues of communism to pre-school children.

    Directed by Alex Gill.

    Produced by Michael Donnelly.

    Mocumentary web series featuring short vignettes about various off beat Dublin characters.

    Directed by Alex Gill and Michael Donnelly.

    A series of sketches, presented as the output of an Irish public access television channel.

    Directed by Alex Gill.

    Produced by Michael Donnelly.

    A stand-alone sketch featuring two Irish language children's presenters who have massive band-aids as heads.

    Directed by Alex Gill.

    A stand-alone documentary about a gang of literary monster youths who feel marginalised by society.