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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.