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So the Edinburgh Comedy Festival is fast approaching and the lads over at Mish Mash have taken it upon themselves to embrace the festival by giving you their lovely audience members a taste of the festival right here at home. Over the coming weeks they will be doing special previews of Edinburgh shows from some of your favourite comedians!
This week sees Trevor Browne. Trevor is one of those ‘not to be missed acts’. What he can do on a guitar needs to be witnessed on a global scale. He picked up a guitar aged 2, dropped it, then picked it up again 22 years later…..magic happened. Witness the magic!
Along with Trevor tonight, there are a numerous other comics appearing on stage to make you laugh till you can’t breathe! And of course your hosts for the evening will be none other than the fantastic Andrew Stanley and Fred Cooke
Throw in some biscuits (if a Scottish themed biscuit is not chosen I will be VERY disappointed!!) and you have yourself a very interesting and fun-filled night!
Where: International Bar
Andrew Stanley is a well-known face around the Dublin comedy scene, most often found in The International Bar on Wicklow Street where he is a regular MC, he has also played in many different venues around the globe, everywhere from Texas to Hong Kong! So when we got wind of the fact that he was finally putting on a solo show here in Dublin we simply had to stop on by and check him out.
The support act for the show was the very popular Rory O’Hanlon. Rory’s conversational story telling style worked very well and he had the audience laughing from the beginning of his set, which is exactly what you want from a warm up act! Most of Rory’s material is based on very ‘Irish’ attitudes and ideas, including our sometimes unusual use of language and blatant disregard for medical advice, which went down a treat with the mostly Irish audience! It was evident throughout his set that he is proud to call himself a native but enjoys being able to poke fun at some of our more ridiculous qualities and habits, particularly the well deserved stereotypes surrounding our drinking culture. Charismatic and very comfortable on stage, Rory manages to make a very intelligent commentary on some serious topics in his material but in a jovial and light-hearted way which gets an audience laughing aloud and we were all in great giggling form as we waited for the main man of the night, Andrew Stanley, to take to the stage.
It’s Tuesday night, I’m in Wicklow Street, where am I? If you guessed The International Comedy Club, well done you! Gold Star! Yes I was at that intimate home of Irish comedy on Tuesday night. Tis been a while since I saw the inside of the Inter so I thought it was time I went back and sure what better night to pick than a night where free biscuits are thrown into the mix eh? We do love free biscuits at The Comedy Scoop!
The Mish Mash is a good night for getting value for money. Six acts plus two MC’s for €5, what a bargain (I’m kinda inclined to add in with this recession and all in there too!) Tuesday night was a strange night from a Russian guy who was ‘checking to see if it was any good’ before bringing his friends up from downstairs to advice from a girl in the audience plus Andrew Stanley on what films to go and see in the cinema, it turned into a rather random night but surprisingly not the most random I’ve had at Mish Mash.
First up Christian Talbot who made an impression with his OCD jokes which went down a storm. Christian comes across on stage a tad nervous but you realise this is how he works! This is what makes him so popular. He is a great comedian whose comic timing is impeccable. Next up on stage was a favourite of the Dublin comedy lovers, Simon O’Keefe. What can I say about Simon. Simon was trying out some new material which very funnily he took great pride in when it worked! Simon and Fred had a great bit of banter which made for funny watching too! Simon is a fun comedian to watch and had the audience in stitches throughout his whole set.
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