Posts Tagged ‘musical comedy’
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).
The comedic side of burlesque is always a lot of fun to explore and I wasn’t at all surprised to see The Big Spender Boys winning the award for Best Comedic Act at the showcase on Saturday 24th November. For those of you unfamiliar with the fantastic boy-lesque act I have trawled the internet to gather together some examples of their unique brand of entertainment for your viewing pleasure!
Brilliant aren’t they?! For more details of their upcoming performances like their facebook page now.
Good new family folks, the Bulmers Comedy Festival have decided you shouldn’t miss out on all the fun this bank holiday weekend, so there’s a special afternoon comedy club for any Mammy’s & Daddy’s who don’t want their little darlings exposed to inappropriate material while they get their comedy fix!
Galway Comedy Festival 4 Kids welcomes
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Hosted by Tiernan DouiebComedy Club 4 Kids returns to Galway Comedy Festival in 2012.
It’s a proper comedy club for anyone over the age of 6, featuring the best comedians on the festival line up doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! Now you and your family can catch the comedy festival’s funniest acts, swear-free and otter-ly hilarious.
“A highlight for children…giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy, with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club” – The Guardian
‘The perfect way to entertain the whole family.’ Three Weeks
Saturday 27th October
Star Of Fr Ted, Skins, My Hero, Doctor Who & more Ardal O’Hanlon
& sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog
Sunday 28th October
& Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks)
Monday 29th October
Hip Hop improv from Abandoman
& Fred Cooke (Fergal in the Spar Ad)
and hopefully a few surprises….
Since we have the very best comedians in the world in town…you never know.
in association with Finches & www.MyKidsTime.ie
Because The Guilty Folk are launching their debut EP ‘Charm Offensive’ online today!
Described in their own words as
charming, possibly offensive, and we had a ball making it with some very special guys. We hope you enjoy it.
Based on our experiences of The Guilty Folk we’re CERTAIN you’ll enjoy it! Want to try before you buy? Well here’s a little preview for you…
Here’s a preview of the “Charm Offensive” EP. Available on Bandcamp website on Monday for €5 http://soundcloud.com/
Ooh, better yet here’s a sing-a-long version of AWLF, sing up!!
Living in London? Enjoy Irish comedy? Then this is clearly the festival for you!
The line up for this first time 3 day festival takes place in the London Irish Centre Camden and features a stellar collection of top class and emerging Irish and London Irish comedians and musical comedy acts….
Friday 12 October; winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, The Musical Comedy Awards and Best Comedy Newcomer at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Abandoman headline. They create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. Also headlining is Neil Delamere, one of the top acts working in the Irish comedy scene today, best known to audiences for his regular appearances on RTE’s The Panel and BBC’s The Blame Game. Abandoman and Neil are supported by Fred Cooke who has supported Ardal O’ Hanlon and played alongside Tommy Tiernan, Dara O Brian, Ross Noble & Jason Byrne. MC on the night is Willie White who got his start in comedy in 2005 on Des Bishop’s Irish TV programme ‘Joy in the Hood’. Doors open 7pm