Posts Tagged ‘chris kent’
There will be plenty of Galwayites rejoicing when they discover that the Róisín Dubh will once again play host to Brand Spanking New. The show which boasts “Brand Spanking New talent & new material from Ireland’s best comedians” is hosted by Danny Dowling (TV3′s Come Dine With Me) and the line up for Wednesday 21st is a cracker! Headlining the show is Cork native Chris Kent, currently being described as the Future of Irish Comedy. Chris has returned to the Roisin Dubh with a very full year of gigs in 2012. From Kilkenny to America to the UK and Edinburgh, Chris has raked up an impressive line up of gigs festivals and TV appearances. Currently appearing in hit RTE Radio Comedy The Second Republic and is in heigh demand all over the country. ‘Compelling storyteller … beautifully delivered’ Scotsman ‘Impressive’ Irish Times
Marcus O’Laoire (Jim Jefferies’ Vicar street support), Shane Todd (BBC Northern Ireland Sketchy), Martin Moloney (Eddie Durkan – Hardy Bucks)
Otherwise €8 at the door
Now we know you’ve already checked out the line up yourselves but in case you’re suffering from indecision we’ve decided to help you out with our pick of the bunch!
In an ideal world we’d obviously love to see ALL the comedians perform but since we can’t be everywhere at once (and can’t afford all those tickets!) this would be our wish list…
Wednesday 24th Tommy Tiernan @ Taibhdhearc 8pm – start as you mean to go on with a performance from comedies prodigal son!
Thursday 25th Tony Law- Maximum Noise, Benny Boot, Danny Dowling, Colin Murphy @ Kelly’s 8pm – with a collection of comedians like that it’s bound to be an off-the-wall fun time!
Thursday 25th The Ruberbandits @ The Róisín Dubh 11.59pm – sod the fact that there’s work in the morning
This October bank holiday looks set to be a funny one along the west coast of Ireland with the city of Galway being over run with the best of Irish & international comedians!
Starting tomorrow (Wednesday 24th) the 6 day festival is choc-full of great gigs & events to keep even the most discerning comedy fans laughing merrily
Some of the clear highlights include performances from world famous comedians such as Tommy Tiernan, Reginald D Hunter, Des Bishop, Ardal O’Hanlon & Rich Hall. But there are many smaller names to be seen on the billing also including Neil Hickey, Trevor Browne, Carol Tobin, Chris Kent and many many more.
The full line up is available on the website here or you can check out the handy pdf file either All tickets can be booked online via www.roisindubh.net although we should warn you many of the shows are already sold out so you best get a wriggle on if you want to catch your favourites!
Like table quizzes? Love comedy? Then jump for joy as once again Jarlath Regan combines the two in a fun night of Standup & Answers!
The original fusion of comedy and table quiz, Standup & Answers, returns to The Sugar Club on Friday October 19th. Featuring hilarious rounds of trivia and head scratching comedy from more than a dozen acts including The Rubber Bandits, be sure to arrive early on the night to grab your table. Tickets are €12 per person and also give you access to the exclusive after party club. Click “join” to find out about more special guests as they added to the bill.
We can tell you that Matthew Smyth, Willa White, Chris Kent & Patrick Mc Donnell are all due to make an appearance so there’s definitely a fun line-up on the cards!
Don’t have a handy group of like-minded friends to bring along as a team? Fear not Jarlath has an answer to that too…
Do you want to go to the show but are afraid that you won’t have a team. Here’s a page where people with the same fear have joined forces. Have look. Or just come down on the night and stop worrying. http://www.meetup.com/
So all that’s left to do is ‘join’ the event on facebook and get studying in preparation for Friday!
Where: The Sugar Club
When: Friday 19th Oct 2012
Cost €12 (includes access to after party)
The Vodafone Comedy Festival is essentially a large playground for adults; there is something unique about being able to wander around having chats with random strangers before taking your seats in a tent to see some top quality comedy. I had the pleasure of seeing some fantastic comedy during the festival and first up is Trevor Clark & Abandoman MC’d by Chris Kent who I went to see in the aptly named Joke Shop.
I first saw Chris a few months ago and at that time I really wasn’t sure about him. On this night though he had both me and the audience laughing along to his well-executed material. He regaled us with tales from his days as an electrician, when his boss told him to stop doing an “Irish number seven”. He compared a comedy gig to your 21st birthday party….complete with rock the boat movement and the konga line! But it was not all fun and games from Chris….he gave us some serious advice too, do not sleep in the bottom bunk of bunk beds whatever you do! Chris got the audience laughing with his dry wit and his laid back style on stage.
Our first comedian on stage was Trevor Noah. I had never seen Trevor before so was unsure what to expect from him. He walked out on stage and the first line from his mouth was something along the lines of “comedy is similar to sex; I have to please you…” Hmmm deep don’t ye reckon? Trevor had lots of great material including a very funny American V Ireland airport security story. He was energetic and looked to be really enjoying his set. Trevor also developed a new musical right there on stage in front of our very eyes. There is no way I could leave out next year’s biggest smash hit on Broadway….”Phantom of the Cockera” starring Trevor! He is South African but his command of other accents was nothing short of amazing. Trevor may have been born a crime but the comedy world can be truely grateful that this young man was born as he looks to be a star in the making.
Headliner for the evening was Abandoman. I must admit I was very excited to see Abandoman. Being a hip hop and an improv fan….what more could I want really? Rob bounded on stage and immediately launched into “what’s in your pocket”, a song about the weird stuff people in the audience keep in their handbag/pockets. Some of the highlights were nappy rash cream, a toothbrush, a nandos card and a guitar plec! It was at this stage that I had a fleeting thought that someone was missing….? I quickly forgot this however as Rob got interactive with the audience which I loved, though I imagine the audience members who were brought on stage have a different opinion! I was awe of this man. Anyone that can improvise and then rap about it to a beat deserves some respect in my opinion. The audience were right behind him from the very start which is a testament to how good he really was. By the last song not only were we ready to do battle due to his riot song against all the silly rules in work places but we were on our way to Pat’s house for a party! He is a seriously talented guy and I strongly suggest you catch him when you get a chance.
Overall the gig was brilliant. I am still dancing away to some of Abandoman’s songs in my head so he must have done something right? I will happily go to see any of the comedians again when they are playing and you can too, check out Chris’s FB page , Trevor’s FB page and Abandoman’s FB page for all gig listings.