Posts Tagged ‘Damo & Ivor’
It’s no secret that I’m a musical comedy fan, so when I heard the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny was putting on their first gig exclusively dedicated to musical comedy I had to stop on by and check it out! Taking place at midnight in the Ormonde Hotel’s Kings Ballroom, this was the first ‘stand-up’ gig I’d been too where it wasn’t just the comedians on stage who were chairless! Unfortunately this casual pre-nightclub style format wasn’t at all conducive to the gig running smoothly.
The MC for the evening was Fred Cooke. Fred is generally a very entertaining comedian who is no stranger to musical comedy, but he really struggled to connect with the crowd on the night who paid little or no attention to his requests for people to listen to the acts on stage. His attempt at melodica requests, which is a part of Fred’s repertoire I’m actually a big fan of, fell flat on its face because the audience weren’t involved enough with him as an act and Fred seemed to really battle to keep his focus while on stage. It was definitely not the quality of performance you expect from a comedian with as much experience and funny material up his sleeves as Fred has.
The first act on stage was Joe Rooney whose set involved performing some of the best musical impressions I’ve heard! Joe managed to get a decent group of audience members fully enthralled with his impressive guitar playing and there were plenty of laughs to be heard during his time on stage. I particularly enjoyed Joe’s impression of Bono (he has the body language and gestures spot on!) and the section on famous people he’d like to have as fathers had the crowd in stitches.
It’s Monday and you’re not fit to go anywhere after the weekend so what do you do? Take out the RTE Guide and start planning your t.v. for the evening, but today there’s something missing from the listings…. The Republic of Telly and The Savage Eye have both vanished from our screens again!
I’m sure something will take their place soon enough but, in the mean time, I thought it would be fun to take a second look at some of the funny moments these shows have brought us over their last season. I hope you enjoy rewatching them too
Brendogg and Bolsak
Rose of Tralee
Damo & Ivor
Here’s hoping the lads find even funnier material for the new seasons. In the mean time there’s good news on the tv comedy front… they’ve got a classic episode of Father Ted on RTE2 tonight at 9pm, that’s my tv viewing sorted so!