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In case you haven’t already heard it’s time once again for all the funny folks in Ireland to descend upon unsuspecting comedy clubs and battle it out to see who is truely amusing!
Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned Ireland’s top new comedian in 2012? Craic Attack enters its second year searching for the best new comic talent from around the country with a cash prize and a spot opening for a weekend in Ireland’s premier comedy club, The Laughter Lounge, up for grabs. Heats will be held across Dublin in Sep/Oct with the final being held in The Laughter Lounge on October 28th.
To be in with a chance of winning just send on an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age and location and we will be back in touch with a possible heat date asap.
Sounds like an opportunity too good to be missed doesn’t it? Sooo, what are you waiting for, get emailing now. From what we’ve heard they’re already being inundated with entries so you’d better hurry along and contact the team asap! Oh but please be aware -
The only restrictions will be that you cannot have earned €500 from comedy so far and cannot have reached the final last year.
You can’t say you haven’t been informed now can you! For more details check out their facebook page
Ye know how they say laughter is the best medicine? Well I don’t know who ‘they’ are but whoever it was that came up with that phrase had the right idea and it is one of those lines I have been trying to prove for the last year. The last year has proved tough for me for health reasons in particular so with this in mind I have been searching for the things that make me laugh and for this blog I have narrowed it down to those things/people who have made me laugh out loud literally! It was hard but I’ve done it…..just! Enjoy!
First up is my first encounter of improv comedy. This happened last June with the Laughalot Improv troupe. There is a something rewarding about sitting at a comedy gig while a group of people act out your suggestions on stage. From hilarious games such as Bootleg Movies in which the audience get a “sneak preview” of future movies to Scenes from a Hat which involves the group acting out scenes based on random sentences from the audience, they are a totally unscripted burst of energy on the stage and I laughed right the way through this show. This was my first encounter with improv and created a love of improv in me!
Now I don’t mind interacting with comedians from the stage which is just as well….I think :) Well the Foil Arms & Hog boys certainly got me involved in a show back a few months ago during a Quiet Pint gig in 4 Dame Lane. Ye all know their App sketch? Well guess who I was…… yep I was PERIOD GIRL! Wohoo! My claim to fame! It’s not easier to try to grab a hand when you are struggling with a notebook and a pen and trying not to let the FAH guy who is coming towards you see it! Apparently he didn’t so clearly I did a good job or he is blind…. That was one very funny night!
I couldn’t write this blog and not include the hecklers worst nightmare Steve Cummins. I have only had the pleasure of seeing Steve’s Cummins in action twice but dear God that man is a genius! There is nothing quite like sitting in a room full of people listening to Steve destroying a heckler! He is kinda famous for it! I am making it my mission to come up with a heckle so good that he can’t reply! Who’s with me??? No one? Fine so!
Michael Noone is a strange man. A very strange but funny man. I went to a gig at the Waterhole Project a while back. He was on the line up. He had no material planned and was going to improv (or wing it depending on what way you would like to think) when he went on stage. At the Waterhole the stage is littered with various objects such a snooker ball triangle and a watering can. This 5 minute set was the funniest 5 minutes I had seen Michael do as he worked his way through the various ‘props’ on the stage – an insight into the mind of a comedian….a very funny but scary minutes! Michael also tells a pretty good poem about Stephen Gately…..
My first time in Anseo was also a memorable experience. I was reviewing a charity gig for Occupy Dame Street in which Jim Elliot and Aidan Killian among others were on the line up. It was at this gig that I was called a prostitute. Yep you read that right. I was called a prostitute. It’s not every day that I am at a gig, never mind REVIEWING that gig that I get called a prostitute….. Now ye may be thinking how I find this funny? Well I found the other people’s reaction in the room funnier! I have no particular problem but the room was shocked and appalled! That was a very funny night!
So there ye have it, these guys made me LOL literally over the last year. What are your LOL moments? Let us know in the comments below!
‘Come On’ promises to be high energy and quick-witted and full of unique insights into relationships, his exploration into what it means to be an Irishman abroad and his explanation of how a number of Irish historical events “really” happened. As one of the most well established MCs in the country, comedy fans can expect plenty of audience interaction with some silly jokes and messing about in this, his eagerly awaited first solo show. An hour with Andrew Stanley promises to be one of the most enjoyable any comedy fan can experience – plus they’ll learn a few truths along the way…
We have a pair of tickets to give away to the gig on Sunday night. To be in with a chance to win, simply answer the following question:
Which of the following biscuits appears on the Mish Mash poster? A) Chocolate Hobnobs B) Custard Creams C) Jammy Dodgers D) Jaffa Cakes. Email your answer and your name and contact number to email@example.com
ps…if you need a hint….go take a look at our Twitter page! ;) Good luck!
Tickets are available from the Laughter Lounge website and are priced at €15
So there I was sitting at home on Friday, feeling jealous as one half of the Scoop was off to Whelan’s, so I decided I was gonna head in to the Laughter Lounge. They had a cracking line up. Simon O’Keefe, Rory O’Hanlon, Christian Talbot was doing a quick 3 minute set for an FM 104 competition and the amazing Steve Cummins was MC’ing the night.
The Laughter Lounge is a venue with a difference. Everyone arrived to the venue in all their finery, dressed up for a night out. I don’t see that very often in other comedy clubs. They also have what is the oddest and also the funniest stamp I have seen to date! (See picture) The audience come looking for a good time, which it being a comedy club is a definitely a good thing! There is a buzz about the room right until the moment when it is announced that the MC is coming on stage…..And then Steve Cummins approaches….
I have never seen a man more able to silence a room than Steve Cummins. Steve’s chatty nature on stage endears the audience to him, that is until you heckle him! Steve’s bio on the Laughter Lounge website says “Hecklers beware”, why would you heckle this man? He is certainly the best at giving it back and I am now fairly sure he could give classes in it! Can you imagine the carnage? His ability to control a room and make them laugh out loud hysterically is astounding.
The Irish Musical Comedy Awards comes to the Laughter Lounge on the 25th April. On the night there will be 12 finalists battling it out to be crowned the first ever Irish Musical Comedian champion. With live performances from The Rubberbandits and Paddy Cullivan, 4 judges who may/ will disagree at some point and your host for the evening Fred Cook…..why would you want to be anywhere else?
The lovely people over at the IMCA’s have given us a pair of tickets to give away. To be in with a chance just guess the song that our lovely Mairéad is playing on the flute, email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org (and no flattery does not get you anywhere! ) Compeition closes on Friday 20th and winners will be notified by email.