A brief company history
Double Z Enterprises is a multi-award winning television production company established in 1987. The core of the company is the unique production, writing and performing partnership of Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara, coupled with the business management of Ronan McCabe. Double Z has provided both UK and Irish television with some of the most well-known and well-loved comedy shows and puppet characters for both adult and children’s programming, including phenomenal Europe-wide success with alien presenters Zig and Zag.
Double Z Enterprises has produced original comedy-based programming for all the major broadcasters in Britain and Ireland, including RTE, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and MTV. Their current show – The Podge & Rodge Show – enjoys the highest ratings of any home grown show on RTE 2.
The spin off stage show ‘Desperate for Housewives’ was the fastest selling comedy show in the history of Vicar St. (Ireland’s leading comedy and music venue). Along with 2008’s live show ‘It’s a Podge & Rodge Show Get Me Outta Here’ the duo have sold out almost fifty nights and played up to crowds of four thousand.
Along with television production Double Z have extensive experience in licensing. For over twenty years the company have produced extensive merchandising and marketing campaigns for their characters in Ireland, the U.K and Europe.
Double Z were commissioned by Largo Foods to write a biography for their famous fictional character Mr.Tayto as part of a new advertising campaign. The 120 page hardback book 'The Man Inside the Jacket' was an runaway success and became the No.1 bestselling book in Ireland for 2009.