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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).
It’s almost time for the Vodafone Comedy Festival to take over the Iveagh Gardens again and I’ve been reminiscing about the fun I had there last year, so I’ve hunted out some random videos of the acts I loved most in the 2011 festival to share with you. Take a gander and get excited about going to see all the fantastic acts that this years festival has to offer! Enjoy
Garfunkel and Oates were a huge highlight of my festival experience last year…
Colm O’Regan had the crowd in fits during his presentation of Dislike! A Facebook Guide to the Recession.
The last thing you want to do is arrive late to a comedy gig isn’t it? Well we did arrive late to this particular one! We were however welcomed by Gunther (Barry Murphy) and told that we hadn’t missed anything! I am very glad we did not miss his Eurovision song which had the whole audience in stitches. At the end of Gunther’s set himself and his sidekick (Ian) delighted the audience with their improved song about strawberries…..yes it was that random!
Ian Coppinger was the MC for the gig. Ian is quick-witted and is the first to make a joke about his height with lines such as; “people at the back, I’m not far away I’m just small” and my favourite ” yes there is a midget talking to you from the stage”
Josh Widdicombe was up next. Josh opened with an Iphone joke which had the audience on his side from the beginning. His observations on life including ATM’s thanking people after they have left the machine and Microsoft wanting its customers to grass its programmes up had the audience in fits of laughter. Possibly the funniest part for me in his set was his take on the board game Cluedo, “it would be a pretty crap party if only 5 guests turned up!” Josh is young, sarcastic and questioning. The perfect mix
Milton Jones graced the stage next. Milton’s quick one liners are impressive and while some hit the lower end of the scale, his tales of travelling in search of the little green tree in the distance (his car freshner) and eventually running out of petrol all but made up for the bad puns. Milton is definitely one worth going to see
Jason Byrne topped the bill this evening. Jason has spent the last few months in Australia and ended up being happy! Imagine that eh? Jason talks at a breakneck speed and you get the distinct impression that he is having a lot more fun than his audience is which is quite endearing I must admit. An audience member took centre stage during Jason’s set when the back of his head became the talking point! Jason even offered him €100 to walk backwards from the room…. Possibly the easiest money the guy made of the weekend! We also learned that Jason sprained the back of his head while “having a shite” before. Jason’s set was typically random to say the least!
All in all, this gig was worth the money. There was some real laughs to be had among the not so great moments of dull moments before comedy. Of the comedians on offer this evening, Josh Widdicombe would have to be favourite; although they are all worth going to see if you get a chance.
Yup there’s even more comedians to be seen in Kilkenny this weekend! Here’s a another list of them just to confuse and tempt you!