Nineteen comedians from around the world have made a video to encourage the people of Ireland to vote ‘yes’ in the country’s same-sex marriage referendum on Friday.
The short video features Irish comedians Aisling Bea, Jason Byrne and David O’Doherty, plus Jack Dee, Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Kevin Bridges, Josh Widdicombe, Jon Richardson, Alan Davies, Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Rob Beckett, Rich Hall, Danny Bhoy, with Countdown’s Rachel Riley thrown in for good measure.
The funniest line of the piece goes to Trevor Noah who urges Ireland to “take this opportunity to give them the same pain and suffering that every other married person has. Why should gay people have all the fun?”
The video ends with a fitting plea from Stephen Fry, who speaks in gaelic.
Translated, he said:
I want the same happiness that I have found to be afforded to those in Ireland too. Give people a chance to marry and have their love celebrated.
The historic referendum on Friday could make Ireland the world’s first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. Will the country lead the way?