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After a bit of a cheeky break where we all found ourselves (turns out we were exactly where we thought we were), The Death of Comedy is back with a pretty awesome line-up of some weird and wonderful stuff.
After the huge success of our September show, in which we combined some of the best things we saw in Edinburgh with some of our favourite local talent, we’ll be doing something similar this time. We promise it’s going to be even more fun, and maybe just a little bit crazy.
Headlining the night will be Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award Nominee and the guys whose show had Rob smiling like a goon all day during afterwards at the Fringe, Ben Target. Ben’s show was one of the most unusual but hilarious things that we’ve seen in a long, long time and his style is bizarre but brilliant. Please adjust your mental filters for something a little bit different and rather beautiful.Also joining us from London will be the double-headed joy machine that is Robin and Partridge. These guys stole our hearts with some incredibly memorable performances at the Death of Comedy in Edinburgh, including getting the whole audience on stage for an interpretive dance. The guys are resident artists at the Tate Modern so come with some pretty decent credentials. We promise you’ll fall in love with them too.
Local talent will include Tara Flynn, a legend of the Irish comedy scene, who can currently be seen in RTE’s surprisingly good ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’, and Lauren Kerr, one of the incredibly exciting young comics who is making the Belfast scene bubble at the moment.
As usual, Rob will attempt to sing something funny, and Conor will master your ceremonies.
€5 for members, €8 for non-members and, shockingly, it’s on in the Workman’s with doors at 8pm.
Hope we’ll see you all back for one more round of death before the end of the year (WORLD???!!!!)
When I saw that Humourisms.com was to present a show during the 10 Days in Dublin festival I immediately wanted to go. As a fan of the website which you can see here, I was intrigued as to what each of the comedians could bring to the gig.
The gig began with Conor O’Toole introducing the announcer Kevin Lockard who then introduced the hosts for the evening, Damon Blake and George Fox. Damon and George described themselves as nerds, maintained that the gig would be very nerdy and even went as far as describing the host of comedians who we would see during the evening as the villains of Irish comedy. Really? I’m not entirely sure of that! They discussed everything from porn on the internet (we even saw a video of George explaining his porn addiction) to being Irish, this brought Kevin Lockard on stage to talk about his experiences of Ireland. Kevin had some funny material, some of it predictable including the old staple Irish drinking culture and the tracksuit wearing young people. For some of his set I found myself looking at Damon and George’s reactions (who had stayed on stage during his performance) which were funnier than what Kevin was saying.
Next up was The Glen Coco Experience. These were a strange sketch group. They started off well with a joke solo done by David and a punch line solo done by Conor which was quite amusing, they then did an audience participation sketch which had the audience laughing along but their last sketch got lost somewhere between the stage and the audience.
Kieran Lawless was a surprise comedian on the night. He did a short set. He had a mixed reaction from the crowd to his tales of being picked up at various places in Dublin and Galway. Tips from Kieran….if you want to catch him the best place to do this is a bus stop!
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!
Ok comedy lovers it’s time to check out the line up for the upcoming 10days in Dublin festival. Here’s our first random selection of the acts on over the 10day festival for you to add to your to see list
Neil Hickey is bringing his stand-up show ‘The Nerve’ to The International Bar on Friday 6th @ 6.30pm. Neil is a well-known face around the Dublin comedy scene and, according to the 10days website, “has finally gathered the nerve to be himself on stage, at least in a roundabout way. Why burden an audience with the details of a uniquely dysfunctional existence when one can concoct a fantastical retelling of events? Childhood to adulthood will be rendered hilariously absurd. The Nerve is a highly distorted version of one man’s life, a fast and funny everyman journey also for women.” With tickets costing only €5 this is a golden opportunity to see Neil in action before he takes his show to Edinburgh next month! Even more golden is the fact that we here at thecomedyscoop have wrangled a pair of tickets for Neil’s show on Friday 6th to give away to you lucky folks of the interweb! All you have to do is drop us a mail ; email@example.com and remember to say please!
Like to go to a gig where anything could happen? Where shouting out suggestions isn’t just allowed it’s encouraged? You must enjoy a spot of improv comedy so and you’re in luck because 10days in Dublin have nabbed an act that’s perfect for you! The Princes of Lagos bring their unique brand of energetic improvised comedy to 4Dame Lane on Thurs 12th @ 8.30pm in their ‘Improvogonzo’ show. I mean it when I say Anything can happen at an improv show so go prepared to experience a fast-paced interactive show, unlike anything you’ve seen before! Tickets cost €7 but if you’re quick you can nab a free pair right here! Just mail us; firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to tell us what your favourite improv moment was after the show!
Exciting news comedyscoopers, it’s only 10 more sleeps until the 10 Days in Dublin festival kicks off and we have all the details right here for you!
<-Members of the 10 Days in Dublin team, along with members of Cloud Castle Lake, the Trinity Orchestra, Angelica Santander of Kidding Ensemble, Amy Kinlon, and members of the sketch group No Pants Thursday team up to launch the 10 Days in Dublin 2012 programme.
The festival runs from July 5th- 14th and includes music, film, theatre, comedy, dance, visual arts, magic, poetry and storytelling. There are over 96 acts/shows/exhibitions to experience this year all of which will take place in one of 26 different venues around the city. Sounds like a hive of activity doesn’t it?
Now to the most important part (in our opinion at least)… the comedy line-up!
The gig list is extensive, with some 30+ comedians vying for your attention so we’ve included a link to the full festival line up to make sure you won’t miss anyone. Some of the comedy highlights you’d be mad not to go to include Jarlath Regan, Conor O’Toole, Diet of Worms, Foil Arms and Hog, and Chris Kent. There are lots more up and coming comedians putting on shows too and with tickets ranging in price from €3 – 10 you’ve absolutely no excuse not to go and support our home-grown talent!
For all the details you need about each of the acts check out the full brochure here. Or of course you could just sit tight and let us bring you all the details over the coming days, you never know we might even have some tickets in our goodie bag to give away to you lovely comedy fans
Where : All over Dublin city centre
When : July 5th- 14th
Cost : €3 -€10