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3Men and a Bitter Lady promised to deliver an unconventional view of the world and it most certainly did that in the packed ‘Loft’ at Twisted Pepper on Tuesday 10th. Well with a line-up of Carl Cullinane, Christian Talbot, Cian McGarrigle and Maria Boyle the night was bound to include an eclectic mix of humour!
Maria came to the stage first to warm up the crowd, her energy and enthusiasm immediately endeared her to the audience who couldn’t help laughing at her unexpectedly crude opening gag!
Keeping her introduction short, with the promise of her actual segment later in the show, Maria brought on the first comedian of the foursome; Christian Talbot.
Christian always likes to start his shows in the same way, but not for the reason you might assume! His set was well rehearsed and he appeared fairly at ease on stage, delivering his material in a very laid back fashion. There were a few faltering moments when the crowd began to drift slightly but Christian’s punch lines always got them laughing anew, particularly when he spoke about his wife’s gift to him and what he would do if he won the lotto. Check him out yourself via his facebook or twitter pages.
Isn’t the internet wonderful? No longer just a method of speedy communication with people far away you can now be entertained from absolutely anywhere with a wi-fi connection thanks to people sharing all kinds of craziness online. Lately I’ve found myself abandoning traditional radio thanks to the fascinating world of podcasts and one of the gems on the scene is Seven2Ten. This Irish Comedy Podcast is the brainchild of comedians Christian Talbot and Jake Bourke and every week (or thereabouts) they chat to Irish comedians, comedy writers, producers and promoters about the Irish comedy scene and whatever else happens to pop into their heads! Naturally that’s right up our alley but we think you’d all enjoy it too so why not head on over to www.seven2ten.com and have a listen?
With interviews to date including Eric Lawlor, Maria Boyle, Robbie Bonham and Conor O’Toole there’s bound to be someone who intrigues and entertains you up there already
I particularly enjoyed the interview with Graeme Watson, perhaps in part because he is the most unknown to me of all the comedians on the site so far? It was also very interesting to hear about the comedy scene from across the border from a man currently in the thick of it. Listening to the interview it definitely sounds like comedy was always a big passion of Graeme’s and he started building up his name from a very early age, so it’s no wonder he’s well respected particularly around the Belfast scene. He was very comfortable chatting to Christian and the relaxed approach to the interview meant the hour(ish) flew by as I listened! I’m not going to say too much because Graeme puts it all so eloquently himself, so if you want to know more about his interview head on over to http://www.seven2ten.com/ and check out PodCast number 5!
Definitely one of the better ways to kill time on the internet Seven2Ten is a comedy podcast which is entertaining and informative; one to watch as it’ll surely grow and grow!
Welcome back comedy lovers to part two of the 10days in Dublin comedy break down!
Up first is Vinny Mc Hale with his show ‘The Look of an Angel on the Devil Himself’ on Monday 9th in Whelan’s @ 7.30pm. According to the 10days website this “is a show about Life’s fork in the road when change comes knocking on your door “. With a unique & original perception of the world Vinny Mc Hale is a comedic Pied Piper. Armed with a lyrical waxing and razor-sharp timing he invites the audience on a journey that nobody can resist following. Erupting on the Irish comedy circuit in 2009 He has become a mythical comedic figure whose styling of comedy, dead pan delivery mixed with intense storytelling, has enthralled & entertained audiences in Ireland, the U.K.” Intrigued? I know we are… so how about some free tickets for the show on Monday 9th @7.30pm? Yup we have even more tickets to give away today just for you! So if you’re interested send us a little mail; firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to smile, we are giving you tickets after all! Don’t worry if you miss out on the freebies though, the tickets will only cost you €5 on the night so at that price you don’t have to miss out on the show either way!
Partial to some musical comedy? You’re in luck, Trevor Browne brings his show ‘I Think…I am’ to The International Bar on Saturday 7th @ 6.30pm. Trevor is a very charming man with a wicked wit and serious strumming skills. In this show the 10days site tell us that “Trevor Browne – the greatest folk-rock singer of all time takes a break from fame to go on a journey of self-discovery. After a hugely successful run at all the top festivals of 2011 (Edinburgh Fringe/Galway Comedy Festival/Ten Days in Dublin), Browne returns this year with his hit songs, acclaimed poetry, and now, the meaning of life.” Sounds like an entertaining an educational experience doesn’t it? Tickets are just €5 so you’d be cracked not to pop in and check out Trevor’s music and poetry for yourself!
So there I was sitting at home on Friday, feeling jealous as one half of the Scoop was off to Whelan’s, so I decided I was gonna head in to the Laughter Lounge. They had a cracking line up. Simon O’Keefe, Rory O’Hanlon, Christian Talbot was doing a quick 3 minute set for an FM 104 competition and the amazing Steve Cummins was MC’ing the night.
The Laughter Lounge is a venue with a difference. Everyone arrived to the venue in all their finery, dressed up for a night out. I don’t see that very often in other comedy clubs. They also have what is the oddest and also the funniest stamp I have seen to date! (See picture) The audience come looking for a good time, which it being a comedy club is a definitely a good thing! There is a buzz about the room right until the moment when it is announced that the MC is coming on stage…..And then Steve Cummins approaches….
I have never seen a man more able to silence a room than Steve Cummins. Steve’s chatty nature on stage endears the audience to him, that is until you heckle him! Steve’s bio on the Laughter Lounge website says “Hecklers beware”, why would you heckle this man? He is certainly the best at giving it back and I am now fairly sure he could give classes in it! Can you imagine the carnage? His ability to control a room and make them laugh out loud hysterically is astounding.