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As Mairéad mentioned in her interview with Dean Scurry earlier we’re delighted to be able to give away a pair of tickets for the upcoming gig ‘Make Me Laugh’ gig in The Axis Theatre, Ballymun.
‘Make Me Laugh’ is a gig showcasing a group of local wanna be comedians who have been put through their paces in a series of workshops with comedians Dean Scurry and Aidan Killian.
These comedy newbies will each be delivering five minutes of their finest stand-up on Friday 16th Nov. and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a free pair of tickets is tell us where the gig will be taking place! (hint hint the answer is mentioned in the title of this post/in the video still shot!)
E-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your contact details and we will let the lucky winner know who they are after 6pm on Thursday 15th Nov. Alternatively you can spend a little to support Irish comedy & book your tickets on www.axis-ballymun.ie
A quick look at ‘Make Me Laugh’ organiser, Dean Scurry’s, twitter profile shows he is a very busy man
I do stand up comedy, I run workinclassrecords.com, I produce and present Dole TV, I co-produce ‘HipNós’
So we were delighted when he agreed to make time in his schedule to chat to us about the upcoming gig in the Axis Theatre Ballymun!
First of Dean, thanks for chatting to us, you seem to be a multi-tasking master! Make me Laugh is all about showcasing the talents of a group of new comedians whom you have helped learn their craft, did you receive any similar support in the early days of your stand-up comedy career?
Ye from Des bishop, when we made Joy in da hood in Ballymun
That must have been quite an experience, did this encourage you to set up the workshops or was there another source of motivation for taking that plunge?
A bit from the experience with Des, from Aidan Killian, from making Journey of a joke with DCTV and also from axis Ballymun. I also wanted to take things back to backs with the comedy club In Ballymun
Ah yes, I remember the characters you discovered in that set of workshops earlier in 2012 , which was aired on DCTV, why did you choose not to record this in the same way?
Been there done that, also that type of thing costs money to do correctly, this project is also for a different purpose, to get comedy in the club in Ballymun back to basics after 5 years of having all the top acts in the country play there numerous times. We spoilt the locals a bit.
As Dean so clearly explained ‘Make Me Laugh’ is a gig showcasing a group of local wanna be comedians who have been put through their paces in a series of workshops with comedians Dean Scurry and Aidan Killian. These comedy newbies will each be delivering five minutes of their finest stand-up to an audience of friends and family in Axis Theater. But you don’t have to know them to support them in their debut gig! Everyone is welcome to join the fun & support the future of Irish comedy on November 16th in Ballymun
Where: Axis Theatre, Ballymun
When: Friday 16th Nov 2012
Cost: €7/ €5
Book your tickets now on www.axis-ballymun.ie
I’m definitely not a die-hard Star Wars fan, I’ve never even considered dressing up like any of the characters (although I have been informed I resemble Chewbacca if you try to wake me too early in the morning!) but I do have happy memories of being totally enthralled by the original trilogy when I was younger so it was with an excited anticipation that I made my way to Draíocht theatre in Blanchardstown recently to see Charlie Ross’ ‘One Man Star Wars Trilogy’.
Upon arriving at the theatre I was greeted by a surprisingly polite Storm Trooper who I soon realised had not come to the show alone… there were numerous costumed characters in the foyer who were all more than willing to pose for photos or enter into battle with anyone who dared to draw their weapon (light sabers only obviously!). The atmosphere was one of fun & excitement and honestly I was already giddy before we took to our seats for the night’s performance.
This Thursday night Draíocht theatre in Blanchardstown will be taken over by Charles Ross, the man behind the popular ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’. The fast-paced show looks like great fun for long-time Star Wars fans & franchise newbies alike. Check out this short clip to get a taste of what to expect
And if that’s not enough of an incentive he will be supported on the night by Dublin based banker-turned-comedian Aidan Killian.
One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, written by Ross and directed by TJ Dawe, has toured the world since January 2001, delighting audiences as far afield as Dubai and Sydney. It has been performed off-Broadway in New York and in London’s West End, at several official Star Wars Celebration events, Glastonbury Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and numerous theatres around the globe. Now Ross is taking his hilarious show on its first ever tour of Ireland. Whether you’re a committed Star Wars fan or simply want to enjoy a fast-paced, side-splitting evening that’s out of this world, make sure you don’t miss it!
One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
Suitable for ages 7+
Where: Draíocht, Blanchardstown
When: Thurs 18th Oct. 2012