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Today is The Joker Comedy Clubs’ last show of 2012, and they wanted to do something a bit special so they’re gonna have a little competition!
10 up and coming comedians, 5 minutes on stage each, €100 euro cash money for the champion of the night! voted for by YOU the audience, and by a panel of 3 judges!
here’s who you’ll be seeing on the night!iain o’connor
All hosted by resident MC, Marcus Olaoire
as usual, we’re byob, still the only comedy club in dublin to provide this amazing service! so bring down some drinks and let’s have a comedy party!
The previously advertised comedy gig Jaffa Cakes due to take place at Twisted Pepper at 7.30pm has been cancelled. The Underground Comedy Club on Tour has stepped in to it’s take place and save the day. Featuring Gary Lynch as MC, Geo Show, Ken Rogan, Mark Cahill, Garry Elliot.
Tickets are €5 and if you have previously bought tickets to Jaffa Cakes, don’t worry your tickets will still be valid for this show! If you really want a refund (though we suspect you won’t) you can get one by contacting email@example.com
So to recap, tonight Twisted Pepper, 7.30pm Underground Comedy Club
Walking into Ned Keenan’s comedy club is like walking into a different world. A world where it seems there are no rules, where anything is fair game. A world where the comedy starts late goes over time and yet no one seems to care. That is what in essence makes Ned’s the place to be.
I decided it was about time I got out again and headed to Ned’s last Friday night for a spot of comedy. I liked the look of the line-up, some of comedians I had heard of, like Robbie Bonham who was headlining for example, some I had not heard of, like Conor Neville for example, who I must say was one of my highlights of the night.
Gary Lynch was on MC duties for the evening and after a rant about Irish supporters (he doesn’t think they should have been singing when the team were losing on the pitch!) it was time for the first act of the night, Robert Coyle. Robert is energetic to say the least on stage. His set was all centred on positivity and we even got a glimpse of his children…the ones he doesn’t have! Conor Neville got up and had some things to say about comedians….ye can why I liked him cant ye? Paul Crowley was also on in the first half and spoke of his time in Beaumont hospital in the “old folks” ward where he spent his time fixing phones and finding walking sticks – very funny cos it’s so bloody true! Donal Vaughan was a surprise comedian on the night. He’s only a newbie to the comedy scene but from what I saw he is a great guy and seemed very relaxed on stage.
Break time meant there was food handed around to all the tables….I saw chips and even sausages and one stage….nothing but the best at Ned’s it seems!
It’s not every day you get an invite to be part of the audience for a live broadcast of a radio show. Oh it is? Well then you must have been in Anseo last Friday then? Last Friday saw Anseo taken over by a different group of people which in itself seemed a tad strange but was wildly entertaining all the same.
Christiane O’Mahony was making a live broadcast in order to try to get a radio show going, but she needed a live audience for the laughter/clapping etc cos ye know ye can’t really fake that stuff! So she invited people to join them for a bit of comedy and musical comedy.
The gig began with a current affairs ‘radio’ show with Christiane, Niall McDonagh, Gary Lynch, and Ken Rogan covering everything from behind the scenes at the RTE to the six one news (yes there was a lot of ranting at RTE!) These guys were hilarious and they had such good chemistry on stage together that everything went so smoothly. They were looking for laughs for the recording and they got them!
Next up was Aidan Killian who was glad to be performing and not having to worry about setting the place up! Aidan has great stage presence. His tales of fighting the banks gained a round of applause from the audience and many nods of agreements. Aidan is an intelligent comedian, his outlook on life is one that makes him stand out from the crowd.
Next up was Shane Browne, who is a musical comedian. This was my first time seeing Shane live, though I had seen YouTube videos of him. The first thing I have to say about Shane is my God can the man sing! I am very impressed! He did two songs (which I was a little disappointed about, cos I would have loved to hear more), his Love song was the best one for me. With lyrics like “If I was handkerchief and you had a cold I would be really soft and I wouldn’t scratch your nose”, how could you not love this song? He also had some great banter in between his songs too!
Finally to the stage was George Fox. George is a force to be reckoned with on stage. He is a funny guy and I found myself giggling throughout his whole set. He is the type of comedian who captures my attention as sometimes it is more about how he moves his body on stage rather than what he is saying that is funny. I did enjoy his set though.
This night was all in aid of getting a regular slot on the radio, I really hope they can succeed as it would be a huge boost to Irish comedy not to mention a fantastic show! Look out for news here to see if they succeed!
Anseo has a regular comedy night every week on a Wednesday. Check out their Facebook Page for more details.