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So you’ve all heard of Bill Bailey haven’t you? (If you haven’t fear not you can see him in action at the end of this post!) Well I discovered last night that he’s currently in Dublin making the Olympia rock with laughter with his show; Dandelion Mind (gently modified). Now it’s only a brief stay so if you want to experience the musical and comedic magic that Mr Bailey brings to the stage you best get yourself down to the box office this evening before he leaves the country
If last night is anything to go by you won’t be disappointed. After introducing himself, Bill danced his way onto the stage and soon had the crowd in stitches with his intelligent and witty observations of modern society. The night was very interactive with Bill regularly asking the audience questions, generally with very funny results. It was a pleasure to watch Bill lapse into the odd fit off giggles while on stage at some of the audience’s responses; it’s always lovely to see someone who enjoys their work!
Hey, hey comedyscoopers… hmm, might need to rethink that name… but no matter, hello and welcome to the friday evening tradition that is Randomania!
This week has been slightly crazy and hectic, like Jedward’s performance in the Eurovision semi’s, so here’s the moments that made us chuckle, or break a rib laughing for you to enjoy.
These pics have been all over twitter and facebook this week and no matter how often I see them I still have to suppress a giggle
The lads at humourisms.com are always very entertaining but George Fox’s post here still makes me laugh out loud!
This twitpic moment from Bill Bailey is hilarious!
Futile act of defiance.http://pic.twitter.com/6KAwuvFQ
I’m loving a facebook page I came across this week, here’s a few examples of the very funny offerings from Buckle Up – Bitches that would make driving even more entertaining than crazy bumper stickers!
Have to agree with Dara O’Briain’s observation from the Eurovision semi’s during the week
That Albanian woman has really come on from when she used to sing in Jabba the Hutt’s palace.
Oh and to make those of you not going to The Academy tomorrow night to see these guys in action crazy jealous, here’s Totally Wired with the ‘Greatest Parody Song Tribute’.
Finally I can’t stop laughing at this advert for Tesco, I’m not sure how it managed to go to print but it’s so wrong it’s hilarious!
Hope your weekend is fun of laughter and fun while we bask in the glorious warmth of that yellow thing in the sky, oh yea that’s what it’s called…the sun!! B-)
It’s Friday afternoon again, which can only mean one thing… it’s Randomania time here at the comedy scoop!
Twitter has been its usual funny self this week, some of our favourite tweets were:
Was Mel C endorsing Viagra when she said ‘Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough’?
“Egrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few Tim Minchin.” – Sinatra admits to affairs with river birds to @timminchin
David O’Doherty @phlaimeaux
Facebook hasn’t let the side down either, we’re still giggling over these pics!
Ze Final word on a Titanic Remembrance Month ‘Lettuce Abandon Ship’
Wall Photos – Iceberg ahead by: Bobby Cole
This article on Cracked.com is both hilarious and informative (if you happen to be a comedian or someone who likes to dabbling in some heckling!) so we’re sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as we did!
Finally we just had to share some videos of comedians we got to see this week:
If you love musical comedy as much as we do here at the Comedy Scoop, you will already know that there are plenty of fantastic acts out there (if you don’t then tut tut!) For those of you heading to the musical comedy awards and those who aren’t but still love it so much, we decided it was only right to show you the other wonderfully talented people out there and even do the hardwork by gathering their respective tour dates for you So here goes!
First up is Bill Bailey. Bill is an exceptional comedian. His use of the keyboard is amazing as can be seen in this clip!
Bill’s run at the Board Gais energy theatre sold out but don’t fret! He has added an extra date to his Olympia run and they go on sale on Friday. Check here for details
Next up is Dead Cat Bounce. These guys have been touring Australia for a while and are a brilliantly talented and very funny act. It would simply be a crime to miss them!
Here they are in all their glory! Check out here for more details of upcoming gigs
And finally Fred Cooke plays The Workman’s in July. He always has a guitar or a keyboard at the ready so expect some musical fun too! Tickets for the show can be bought here. This is Fred is all his glory.
So there you have it, Some wonderful musical comedy acts that are coming to a venue near you soon! Keep an eye out for them and head along for a good laugh
“Comedy, music and prizes! Oh, my! Comedy, music and prizes!”
Clearly all the excited jibber jabber around thecomedyscoop.com about the upcoming IMCA’s has my brain in musical overdrive! So I simply can’t resist the urge to take a little waltz down my own musical comedy memory lane. Oh, before I begin, it’s pretty obvious that I’m quite familiar with the finalists in the first ever Irish Musical Comedy Awards. So, in the interests of not playing favourites, I’m ignoring all of them here! Don’t worry though I’ll be happy to share my thoughts on how they get on in the Laughter Lounge on the 25th after the winner has been chosen by the judges.
So, who popped my musical comedy cherry you ask? (I swear I heard ye asking!) Well it was none other than the keyboard wielding David O’Doherty! For me it was love at first clangy chord and I remember leaving the gig (where he was the opening act for Tommy Tiernan no less!) thinking my college mates would love him. I was right and our love for the D.O.D. and his unique brand of “very low energy musical whimsy” hasn’t faltered since. A man of many talents, David hasn’t just spent his days gigging, oh no! He has also managed to write a few books and appear on our tv screens, but for me, I think his finest moments are on stage singing in his endearing, disgruntled way about everyday troubles in songs like Orange/ Text song. So it was a joy for me to watch him headline in Vicar Street last October (I was incredibly envious of his personalised cape!) and I’ve since been looking forward to hearing what makes it onto his ‘My Beefs 2012’. Maybe I’ll find out at one of these gigs, I can only assume you all be joining me… Read the rest of this entry »