Monday, November 29, 2021

Paul Mescal, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and Andrew Scott Appear In Hilarious ‘Normal People’ Sketch for Comic Relief

As part of Irish network RTÉ’s Comic Relief special, Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones reunited for a skit riffing on their popular series. The characters of Marianne and Connell also appear played by different actors in another sketch. Both clips were filmed before the COVID-19 production shutdowns and were directed by Lenny Abrahamson (who directed the first six episodes of Normal People) and Stephen Bradley.

The first sketch features a special guest – Andrew Scott, aka the “Hot Priest” from Fleabag. He appears to help Connell and Marianne confess to their various sins with hilarious results in the British/Irish TV crossover event of the year.

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Unfortunately, a clip of the trio singing was cut from the US version of the video, but thanks to enterprising Twitter users, we can hear Mescal, Scott, and Edgar-Jones croon to Boyzone’s “Baby Can I Hold You Tonight” (god bless you, Irish Twitter and Lenny Abrahamson):

The second offers fans a comedic glimpse into the lives of characters Connell and Marianne … forty years later. The skit, called “Older Normal People,” is filled with the passive-aggressive non-communication that became a signature of the series. It stars actors Deidre O’Kane and Peter McDonald as the older versions of the couple.

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To donate to RTÉ Comic Relief (with the proceeds going towards The Community Foundation for Ireland), head over to their website.

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