Posts Tagged ‘Pecha Kucha’
In the interests of trying something different I found myself writing a poem,
I’m not sure how successful it is, though the verses do rhyme on their own.
I hope you enjoy my memoirs, from our weekend spent in Kilkenny,
And maybe next year you’ll come join us at this festival just for comedy?
The Cats Laughs Comedy Festival
Kilkenny was where it was at
On the June bank holiday weekend.
We had comedy, football and plenty of fun
Only the rain let us down in the end.
We got served a few smiles in Langton’s;
By Karl and Adam and Gearoid,
Andrew and Colin also popped in;
Many funny stories were told.
Then of to the Ormonde we went,
To see Jason and Milton perform,
With Ian, Josh and Gunther there too
The crowd soon were in giggling form.
Next on our agenda came Catapalooza;
A musical midnight showcase,
With Fred, Joe, Doc and Damo on stage
We soon had a smile on our face.
In spite of bad weather on Sunday,
We made it down to the football.
The ‘Rest of the World’ won in the end,
Though ‘Ireland’ really gave it their all.
‘Twas time for Pecha Kucha then,
With David and Jarlath and Colm
Lloyd and Alex joined the line up too
We enjoyed fun sets from all of ‘em
Sadly that marked the end of our time in Kilkenny,
We saw 19 comedians and had laughs a plenty.
It’s well worth the trip, I recommend you try it,
Just remember your brolley, in case it rains a bit!
Much like I image you are doing right now when I first heard this show was coming to The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny all I could think was ‘What on earth is that??’ Thankfully David O’Doherty was on hand on the evening to explain all. Pecha Kucha is a Japanese presentation methodology, most often used by architects, in which speakers have just 20 seconds to speak about each of 20 slides of their own choosing.
Definitely not your average stand up show right?
The venue was jam-packed as the first ‘speaker’ Colm O’Regan took to the stage. Sharing slides primarily focused on hilarious words of wisdom that only @irishmammies can bestow upon us, Colm seemed very at ease using the technology based format and it really helped the audience relax into the evening’s entertainment.
Jarlath Regan was next to take on the Pecha Kucha challenge with a very funny selection of his reasons to live in the country rather than in Dublin city. Jarlath didn’t think he’d manage to stick to the 20 second time limit per slide as he’s not generally a quick talker but he surprised himself and kept the audience laughing throughout his presentation without falling behind at all
It seems the Cat Laughs Festival folks figured handing you a host of individual comedians to choose from simply wasn’t enough and so we have our final collection of Cat Laughs events. All of these are slightly different and well worth a gander if you fancy a break from straight up stand up!