Posts Tagged ‘Edwin Sammon’
It’s not everyday that an Irish comedy club gets featured on the tellybox. But that’s just what happened recently at the Capital Comedy Club. Joining resident MC Simon O’Keeffe on the night were Aidan Greene, Marcus O’Laoire, Kevin Lockard, Edwin Sammon, Donal Vaughan and Cian McGarrigle for a special up and coming comedians show for AerTV. The Capital Comedy Club celebrated its 7th birthday this year and has played host to some of Ireland’s best known comedians.
You can see the showcase here
Every Sunday and Monday night the basement of The Stag’s Head (Dame Court) is taken over by The Comedy Crunch and last Sunday I decided to pop in and check out this popular free night of comedy for myself.
Resident MC Danny O’Brien wasn’t around and so it turned to George Fox to take on the role of host for the evenings proceedings. George’s relaxed demeanour and clear confidence on stage endeared him immediately to the audience and they had no problem embracing his interactions with them. Playing a little game to warm the crowd up George managed to create exactly the right level of sexual tension in the room (with a little help from the audience naturally!) before bringing on the comedians.
In total we were treated to sets from 6comedians (excluding our MC George) most of whom were well received by the audience, though there were a few rather tense moments during the night. First to the stage Jim Elliot had everyone laughing with his talk of fake tan and marriage. He was followed by a new comedienne (whose name I missed because George did too good a job of building applause for her entrance!) who received ample support from the crowd in her endeavours to make us laugh with tales of how exciting country life in Ireland is. Last in the first half, Damon Blake managed to fall out with an Argentinean lady in the front row but most of the rest of the room chuckled during his nerdily humoured set. George broke the tension easily and we were given sweeties to share during the break. (Haribo is definitely an acceptable ice-cream substitute!)
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!
Unless you have lived under a rock for the last few weeks in the deepest darkest forest in the whole world, you will know about Student/Teacher. One of the best things to come out of RTE website in recent months, student/teacher follows Conor Shaw, an overachiever who completed his Leaving Cert at the age of 15 and is now back in his old school, teaching his old class…..he is the Student/Teacher. This can only mean one thing….mayhem!
Student/teacher is full of Irish comedians, showcasing their talent from Conor O’Toole as the unassuming and slightly petrified student teacher Conor Shaw, Edwin Sammon as a night vision goggle wearing Matty and Carol Tobin as the somewhat floaty principle Jan. Student/Teacher has made it through to the final round of Storyland, which in fairness is no big surprise. It’s silly, it’s hilarious at times, and it’s exactly what having a student teacher is like!
The students hate him, the teachers hate him. So what can he do? Does he get them on side? Watch and find out!
Student/teacher is a breath of fresh air but it needs your vote to win!! So why not give them a vote and make their day? I promise that you will not regret it
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