Posts Tagged ‘Gearoid Farrelly’
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!
I wouldn’t dream of complaining about the summer holidays coming to an end (well not around non-teachers anyway!) but the impending return to work has distracted me recently and, unsurprisingly this particular blog has taken on a very school-based theme!
Oh how I wish I could have shown that to 6th class last year!!
Buzzfeed have a compiled a list of 27 Things Way Worse Than Going Back to School and while I can think of a few more items to add to that list myself number 9 is particularly cringe worthy!!
So today for my blog I have decided to give you a random collection of videos due to the small fact that I left my glasses in Kildare and I am as blind as a bat without them! So first up is a video that has been doing the rounds on Facebook and was sent to me during the week starring the amazing voice of Michael Winslow!
Don’t ye just love how talented that guys is??
Next up are some Edinburgh themed videos First up is a video from the wonderful Gearoid Farrelly who got a 5 star review from BroadwayBaby.com (it can be seen here!) This is a video from Dave’s one night stand!
Good ain’t he?
Chris Ramsey is also going down well with the Edinburgh crowds! His reviews can be seen here. This is him at last years Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Trevor Browne is up next with this glowing review from Three Weeks…. can be viewed here
Here is in action in Bankers in Dublin:
And finally for today there are also some places for “alternative” comedy in Edinburgh. Masters of ceremonies is Bob Slayer and he can be seen in action below! Check out the review here
So there you go, there are some great videos from some of the best people coming out of Edinburgh! Hope you enjoyed watching them as much as we did!
When I first looked at the line up for this particular show in The Cherry Top I had to do a double take; Natasha Leggero and The Nualas with Gearoid Farrelly in the role of MC certainly didn’t sound like a match made in comedy heaven! While they’re all funny in their own right, I was concerned that the obvious ‘odd-man-out’ in this mix of comedians, would have difficulty connecting with the expectant audiences sense of humour, especially after taking a quick glance at the crowd. And so it was with a hint of concern and a lot of anticipation that I settled into my seat, ready to be entertained.
Gearoid, our MC for the evening, bounded onto the stage with bundles of energy and soon had the crowd giggling. Bouncing from topic to topic and including some hilarious stories from his home/school life as a child amid material based on his life at present Gearoid was likeable from the start. Gearoid’s chatty,open stand-up style resonated with the audience and he did an excellent job as MC, successfully increasing the energy in the room from notably lack-luster to ‘ready-to-laugh’ as he brought on the first act of the show Natasha Leggero.
American actress/comedian Natasha Leggero was clearly unknown to most of the crowd and her opening gags about the diamond crises and LA gang tours didn’t evoke the laughs they deserved. Frankly put the audience had no idea what to make of the pint-sized comedienne whose material is unashamedly brash and she knew it. Commenting a few too many times on the lack of success she was having on stage Leggero did manage to elicit laughter from the majority of the audience and her comedic critiques of modern music, bizarre reality tv shows and non-sensical new trends in the way people speak were well received. I personally really enjoyed the set and would like to see her perform again, but I have to seriously question why the event organisers placed her in a line up that was being headlined by The Nualas. I’m all for diversifying the comedy experience of a crowd but this particular group certainly weren’t prepared for the vicious sense of humour Leggero is known for and I don’t think she was prepared for the bamboozled response she received during most of her set.
G’morning comedy lovers Time to share some more of the comedy talent that the Vodafone Comedy Festival has to offer this year, and boy have they got their grubby mitts on talent! Are you ready for another random selection? Great, let’s get started so…
Abie Philbin Bowman has travelled the world performing stand-up and even wrote his Masters thesis on the use of comedy as a non-violent method of protest, now that’s dedication to your art form! With previous shows entitled ‘Eco-Friendly Jihad’ and ‘Sex, Lies & the KKK’ among others Abie always brings a new perspective to the stage. Catch him performing live on Sun29th @7.30pm (Cherry Top).
Colm O’Regan is proud to present the Dublin premiere of his show ‘Ireland’s got Mammies’ at the Vodafone Comedy Festival. The man behind @irishmammies will be sharing even more mammy facts in this show which we are warned “may be best accompanied with tea and a bun”. See it for yourself on Sun 29th @6.30pm (Joke Shop).
‘The Bitter Buddha’ aka Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark-art of stand up comedy. Jumping from social rage to self-doubt in an instant on stage you may recognise Eddie from his various film/tv appearances including Old School, Flight of the Conchords and House. His live show is a must see and with 3 opportunities to catch him in action in the Iveagh Gardens you’ve no excuse to miss out; Fri 27th @7.30pm (Joke Shop), Sat 28th @9.30pm (Joke Shop) or Sun 29th @8pm (Joke Shop).
Gearoid Farrelly may look familiar to you as he recently joined PJ Gallagher as his conjoined twin on ‘Meet the Neighbours’. He’s also often found touring the country sharing his energetic stand-up with audiences nationwide. If you want to see his particular brand of “intelligent reflective comedy” (Irish Times) fo yourself catch him on Thurs 26th @7.30pm (Cherry Top) or Fri 27th @7.30pm (Big Red).