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Love your comedy but hate how expensive gigs can be? Well the folks at Trinity have solved that problem with this years Fringe Festival line up…
Tonight you have options;
7PM – Abandoman – Players Theatre – €5
Winners of both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 and The Musical Comedy Awards 2010, Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. The project sees frontman Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to all age groups.
“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius.” – Chortle.co.uk, “Truly innovative” – The Guardian, “Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!” – The Stage
9PM – Jarlath Regan – Players Theatre – €5
Jarlath Regan dreamed of being a professional basketball player but shelved the ambition due to a combination of injuries and on the early on-set of “cop on”. The NBA’s loss has been stand-up comedy’s gain, and in the following years he has gained a reputation with the industry and audiences for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up.
***** ‘Hilarious change of pace’ (Independent). **** ‘Side-splitting stuff’ (Metro). ***** ‘Subtle yet sublime helping of observational wit’ (Herald).
So whose excited to hear Jarlath Regan is recording another stand-up comedy album? The last one was such a success you’re all being invited to share in the fun of recording this one…
Come to the recording of Jarlath’s new standup comedy album “Jarlath Regan…Ha,Ha,Ha!” on November 21st at Dublin’s biggest comedy club the Laughter Lounge. At this stage Jarlath is a familiar face. He is the guy you saw on Russell Howard’s Good News, The Panel or on the street that time you said to your friend “I think I know that guy”. He is also the man who wrote the best-selling book “How To Break Bad News”, the creator of hit quiz show “Standup & Answers” and the same fella the Independent called “the funniest man living in Ireland today”.The show is a collection of Jarlath’s newest funniest material to date including stories, greeting cards and illustrated findings from his research. Come down and see how he manages to record visual material on to an audio album or just laugh at his attempt to do so. Support on the night will come a surprise guest yet to be announced.
In his own words, “It’s a one off night in everyone’s favorite Lounge to record my new live album. Expect the unexpected or failing that, expect new material, old favourites, new cards, FREE cocktails and good feelings. You won’t leave disappointed. I promise.”
Here’s what the Press have said:
“*****A refreshing and hilarious change of pace”- Independent
“**** One of the big names of the future – Tribune
“**** Side-splitting stuff” – The Metro
“**** Sharp observational humour – One4Review
“**** Comedy delivered in flawless fashion” – Fringe Report
“***** Relentless…fantastic tales” – DB Magazine (Aus)
“*****A subtle yet sublime helping of observational wit” Herald
“****An intricate set that had the crowd thoroughly engaged at all times; his material was excellent…and his stage presence was even better. The whole performance deservedly merited high praise indeed.” – Threeweeks
Now we know you’ve already checked out the line up yourselves but in case you’re suffering from indecision we’ve decided to help you out with our pick of the bunch!
In an ideal world we’d obviously love to see ALL the comedians perform but since we can’t be everywhere at once (and can’t afford all those tickets!) this would be our wish list…
Wednesday 24th Tommy Tiernan @ Taibhdhearc 8pm – start as you mean to go on with a performance from comedies prodigal son!
Thursday 25th Tony Law- Maximum Noise, Benny Boot, Danny Dowling, Colin Murphy @ Kelly’s 8pm – with a collection of comedians like that it’s bound to be an off-the-wall fun time!
Thursday 25th The Ruberbandits @ The Róisín Dubh 11.59pm – sod the fact that there’s work in the morning
Like table quizzes? Love comedy? Then jump for joy as once again Jarlath Regan combines the two in a fun night of Standup & Answers!
The original fusion of comedy and table quiz, Standup & Answers, returns to The Sugar Club on Friday October 19th. Featuring hilarious rounds of trivia and head scratching comedy from more than a dozen acts including The Rubber Bandits, be sure to arrive early on the night to grab your table. Tickets are €12 per person and also give you access to the exclusive after party club. Click “join” to find out about more special guests as they added to the bill.
We can tell you that Matthew Smyth, Willa White, Chris Kent & Patrick Mc Donnell are all due to make an appearance so there’s definitely a fun line-up on the cards!
Don’t have a handy group of like-minded friends to bring along as a team? Fear not Jarlath has an answer to that too…
Do you want to go to the show but are afraid that you won’t have a team. Here’s a page where people with the same fear have joined forces. Have look. Or just come down on the night and stop worrying. http://www.meetup.com/
So all that’s left to do is ‘join’ the event on facebook and get studying in preparation for Friday!
Where: The Sugar Club
When: Friday 19th Oct 2012
Cost €12 (includes access to after party)
Jarlath Regan recorded this album in 2009 and yes we are aware it is 2012 now…. But here it is now ready and waiting for you to download!
Here is what Jarlath has to say about the album…..
Freak Of Nurture is the title of my first stand-up comedy album. It was recorded on a balmy January evening in front of a live audience at The International Bar on Wicklow Street in Dublin. It is a collection of jokes / stories from my life. I promise you will enjoy it very much.
So……you want the link now? Here you go so…… Freak of Nurture album
Go on, buy it, download it, laugh and be happy! You know you want to!
We have been told only this morning that a new live album will be recorded on November 21st! So….if ye like the sound of this one, check back for more details on the new one soon!