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…what more could the people of Brighton want for?? A fantastic comedy festival sponsored by Dave that’s what!
The festival runs until the 20th of October and the stellar line-up is guaranteed to tickle every comedy lovers fantasy!
Acts include everyone from Alan Carr to Greg Davies, Tim Key to Jack Dee, Kevin Bridges to Ross Noble and our home-grown talent haven’t been forgotten with Dara O’Briain, Jason Byrne, Abandoman and David O’Doherty also joining the mix.
In addition to the well established hub at Brighton Dome, the festival will once again be returning to The Old Market and will also be working in partnership with Brighton’s year round comedy heart at Komedia including their legendary Krater Comedy Club. With over 70 performances across 16 days it’s safe to assume the seaside city really will be “awash with laughter”!
This weird and wonderful collection of randomness has certainly made me giggle…here’s hoping y’all feel the same!
Jason Byrne finds unusual things in his hotel rooms…
Jesus’s Jean Print or JJP as its known in the miracle world, was found on my hotel chair this morning. Tell the pope!
I’m not sure I’d like to work in F.A.H.’s office anymore…
Doh! well at least that’s the lack of tea mystery solved?
A watched kettle never boils. Particularly if you’ve forgotten to switch it on at the wall.
Admit it we’ve all felt like this…
…some Irish comedians that RTE have shared with the world! Yup, you’ve guessed it, this post is dedicated to some of our homegrown talent who have appeared on our tellybox in one form or another. So if you want to see them performing live stand-up the Vodafone Comedy Festival (Thurs26th- Sun29th July) is the ideal opportunity to catch them without a character to hide behind.
Aprés Match star Barry Murphy is described by Hotpress as “one of the High Kings of Irish comedy”. He has an original perspective on life which he has poured into his many successful tv projects including ‘Couched’ and ‘Soupie Norman’ but over the course of the festival he will be performing his unique brand of stand-up in 2shows; Friday 27th @7.30pm (Cherry Top) and Sat 28th @4.30pm (Joke Shop).
Dave Mc Savage is known for the cutting comedic commentary on Irish life he brings to life with the help of his characters in tv show, The Savage Eye. Wickedly funny Dave is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians and you can see him perform for yourself on Thurs 26th @7.30pm (Big Red) and on Fri 27th @9.30pm (Joke Shop).
Another Savage Eye writer will be taking to the stage in the form of Dermot Mc Morrow. Dermot is a unique act who will be answering unusual questions like ‘Do you ever wonder where seagulls go at night?’ as part of his set when he joins Dave Mc Savage and company on Fri 27th @9.30pm (Joke Shop)
John Colleary is a familiar face on the stand-up comedy scene but he is most recognisable as another of the stars of The Savage Eye. He will be joining his Savage Eye cohorts on Fri 27th @ 9.30pm (Joke Shop) but if you miss him then you can see him perform his set anew on Sat 28th @10pm (Cherry Top)
Great news Irish comedy lovers, the Vodafone Comedy Festival will be back in the Iveagh Gardens from Thurs 26th – Sun 29th July!
Sporting a line up of top Irish and international stars this collections of 37 unique comedy gigs is sure to give 20,000 fans “a bellyful of laughs” over the four-day festival.
The exciting line-up for this year features over 50 comedians from around the world including; “Man of 10,000 Voices” and Police Academy Star, Michael Winslow; the king of comedy cool Reginald D Hunter; the irrepressible Pub Landlord, Al Murray; Edinburgh Fringe winner & stand up poet Tim Key, South African Trevor Noah (currently championed by Eddie Izzard), the ever sassy US comedienne and regular Chelsea Lately guest, Natasha Leggero, 8 out of 10 Cats’ Josh Widdicombe, musical wizard Jay Foreman (who stormed Vicar St recently as support to Dave O’Gorman) and the joyous, hip-hop improvisation act that is Abandoman. Not to forget some homegrown talent with Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Ardal O’Hanlon, David O’Doherty, Neil Delamere, The Nualas, David McSavage, Kevin McAleer, Barry Murphy and Dead Cat Bounce taking to the stage over the course of the festival too.
All that is just the tip of the comedy iceberg so you are guaranteed to find something to suit your personal comedy tastes and with tickets selling like hot cakes you’d be mad not to take a look at the shows on offer asap! For those of you who aren’t sure which combo of acts will entertain you most, sit tight and keep your eyes on the site we’ll be bringing a detailed breakdown of the who’s who of the festival next week but if you’ve made your mind up already then hop over to www.vodafonecomedy.com to book your tickets now
When: Thurs 26th – Sun 29th
Time: see gig listings for show times
Where: Iveagh Gardens Dublin
Cost: €20-€28 see individual gigs for pricing
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.