Posts Tagged ‘David Reilly’
Over the years Guinness have managed to come up with some pretty inventive ways to promote their product, possibly the most notable of all is the popular ‘Arthur’s Day’ which just so happens to be today!
In honour of this ‘prestigious’ event here’s some random Guinness humour courtesy of YouTube!
Living in Limerick? Enjoy watching new comedians perform? Then we have just the gig for you!
This Thursday (20th Sept) in The Blind Pig on Foxes Bow, Limerick Seafóid Comedy will play hosts to Long Shot Comedy in a one-off show case of new comedy talent in Ireland. The line up on the night will include Jake Bourke, Sean Nolan, David Reilly, Sean Semple, Donnchadh Tiernan, Adam Neahy and Tim Foran.
Sporting a Portal T-shirt and with a keen anticipation, I entered the International Bar to see Game Boys. As a lifelong fan of video games, I was hugely excited at the prospect of video-game themed comedy. Looking on the stage as I entered, I noticed a Gamecube, two controllers and a projector. With a packed house waiting, all that remained was the entrance of the boys; did they deliver on my fanboy expectations?
The performance began with an introduction by two confident young men in suits. They explained the structure of the show to us while exchanging comedic banter with one another. The structure was as follows; the two Game Boys would take pot-shots at each other with “Your Mama” insults and then take turns, performing individually for ten minutes at a time. To determine what order they would perform in, the boys played a game of Smash Bros Melee, the winner would take to the stage first.
When the Game Boys arrived on stage we were introduced to Irishman David and American Kevin. The ‘Your Mama’ segment was quite standard fare but the quips were video game themed, this drew great laughs from the audience and it was easy to identify the hardcore gamers of the audience by the levels of reaction to some of the more geeky jokes. The boys then engaged in their friendly game on stage to determine the order of the set.
The first solo segment was provided by Cavan native David and proved to be a wonderful start to the proceedings. Moving away from the topic of games, David talked about racist taxi drivers, shared some hilarious stories from his hometown, his time abroad in America and even made some great jokes about the pretentiousness of Urban Outfitters (something which this reviewer can particularly identify with). In his second segment, he gave us a memorable story about history & philosophy which went down very well with the crowd. David displayed a great charm and quiet confidence on the stage. Immediately likable and very witty; he delivered articulate, well thought out and hilarious laughs in both his sets.
The sanguine and likeable sense of energy from American lad Kevin were also a treat and his less reserved style lent itself well to the performance overall. Highlights of his sets included tips on how to look taller, discussions about violence in video games and a hilarious quip about how many facebook “Friends” he has. Intelligent and relatable tales of his experiences living in Ireland were well delivered and he clearly gets what makes Irish people tick.
The Game Boys surprised me in many ways. While I had expected the set to focus almost solely on games/nerdiness, what I found was an accessible, funny, charming and intelligent performance by some very talented young lads. Of course there is a lot to appreciate here as a gamer but the energetic and thoughtful humour on show here makes it easy to recommend to any fan of comedy.
Do you like video games? Do you like comedy gigs? Would you like to see video games played at a comedy gig? Great then head to ‘Gameboys’ where Kevin Lockard and David Reilly promise laughs, sketches, other nerdy stuff and a whole lot more. In the last of our 10 days in Dublin pre show natters I caught up with them to chat about their rather odd topic choice.
So lads where did the idea for the show come from?
The idea came from both of us being into video games and other geeky pursuits, and never really having an opportunity to talk about those sort of things in our comedy since mainstream audiences would give us noogies if we did.
I can just imagine your audience right now… so will you be taking the show on the road this year?
Yes, we are currently accepting applications for groupies. All applicants must be willing to wear one of these. Also, as we cannot afford a tour bus, groupies will be required to carry us from venue to venue.
Nice… so what are your thoughts on the 10 days in Dublin festival?
I’m not sure what kind of answer you were expecting, but we obviously love the 10 Days in Dublin festival. They’re helping us put our show on, what are we gonna say? “They’re a big pile of smelly jerks! Also, this just in: our show has been cancelled.”
Finally lads, you mention thrash talk in your gig bio, give us your best put down….and please don’t tell us it’s a ‘your mama’ joke!
The problem with our BEST put downs is that they border on hate crimes. We’d hate for your site to get shut down because of us. But, rest assured, both of us will tell you that the other’s mother is a lady of ill repute.
If you would like to see ‘Gameboys’ in action head along to the International Bar on July 12th at 6.30pm, it’s only €5 too – bargain!
I know what you’re thinking ‘Surely we can’t still have comedy acts to list from the 10days in Dublin festival?’ Well you’re wrong we do because the festival is completely chok-a-bloc with comedic talent and we don’t want you to miss a second of it!
10days have a question for you “You like video games? Sound. So do these guys. They also like lots of other nerdy stuff, and doing comedy shows. If that sounds like something you might be into, check this out –“ GameBoys is the debut show from Kevin Lockhard and David Reilly. They’ll be taking to the stage in The International Bar on Thurs12th @6.30pm. Promising lots of laughs, sketches, and a live video game showdown with guaranteed trash talk all for just €5 how could you possibly justify missing the show! Struggling to find a fiver down the back of the couch?
Oh ok then, send us a mail and you might get the free pair of tickets we found in our inbox! firstname.lastname@example.org
A familiar face on the Dublin comedy scene, Gerry Mc Bride will be taking his show ‘Straight Outta Monaghan’ to The International Bar on Thursday 5th @6.30pm. Described by 10days as “A refreshing and hilarious look at life in modern Ireland, Straight Outta Monaghan is the first Solo Show from Tedfest award-winning comedian Gerry McBride. You are now about to witness the strength of Stoney Grey Soil knowledge.” Gerry is bound to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. And for just €5 you’d be mad to miss his debut solo show!