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…some Irish comedians that RTE have shared with the world! Yup, you’ve guessed it, this post is dedicated to some of our homegrown talent who have appeared on our tellybox in one form or another. So if you want to see them performing live stand-up the Vodafone Comedy Festival (Thurs26th- Sun29th July) is the ideal opportunity to catch them without a character to hide behind.
Aprés Match star Barry Murphy is described by Hotpress as “one of the High Kings of Irish comedy”. He has an original perspective on life which he has poured into his many successful tv projects including ‘Couched’ and ‘Soupie Norman’ but over the course of the festival he will be performing his unique brand of stand-up in 2shows; Friday 27th @7.30pm (Cherry Top) and Sat 28th @4.30pm (Joke Shop).
Dave Mc Savage is known for the cutting comedic commentary on Irish life he brings to life with the help of his characters in tv show, The Savage Eye. Wickedly funny Dave is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians and you can see him perform for yourself on Thurs 26th @7.30pm (Big Red) and on Fri 27th @9.30pm (Joke Shop).
Another Savage Eye writer will be taking to the stage in the form of Dermot Mc Morrow. Dermot is a unique act who will be answering unusual questions like ‘Do you ever wonder where seagulls go at night?’ as part of his set when he joins Dave Mc Savage and company on Fri 27th @9.30pm (Joke Shop)
John Colleary is a familiar face on the stand-up comedy scene but he is most recognisable as another of the stars of The Savage Eye. He will be joining his Savage Eye cohorts on Fri 27th @ 9.30pm (Joke Shop) but if you miss him then you can see him perform his set anew on Sat 28th @10pm (Cherry Top)
Great news Irish comedy lovers, the Vodafone Comedy Festival will be back in the Iveagh Gardens from Thurs 26th – Sun 29th July!
Sporting a line up of top Irish and international stars this collections of 37 unique comedy gigs is sure to give 20,000 fans “a bellyful of laughs” over the four-day festival.
The exciting line-up for this year features over 50 comedians from around the world including; “Man of 10,000 Voices” and Police Academy Star, Michael Winslow; the king of comedy cool Reginald D Hunter; the irrepressible Pub Landlord, Al Murray; Edinburgh Fringe winner & stand up poet Tim Key, South African Trevor Noah (currently championed by Eddie Izzard), the ever sassy US comedienne and regular Chelsea Lately guest, Natasha Leggero, 8 out of 10 Cats’ Josh Widdicombe, musical wizard Jay Foreman (who stormed Vicar St recently as support to Dave O’Gorman) and the joyous, hip-hop improvisation act that is Abandoman. Not to forget some homegrown talent with Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Ardal O’Hanlon, David O’Doherty, Neil Delamere, The Nualas, David McSavage, Kevin McAleer, Barry Murphy and Dead Cat Bounce taking to the stage over the course of the festival too.
All that is just the tip of the comedy iceberg so you are guaranteed to find something to suit your personal comedy tastes and with tickets selling like hot cakes you’d be mad not to take a look at the shows on offer asap! For those of you who aren’t sure which combo of acts will entertain you most, sit tight and keep your eyes on the site we’ll be bringing a detailed breakdown of the who’s who of the festival next week but if you’ve made your mind up already then hop over to www.vodafonecomedy.com to book your tickets now
When: Thurs 26th – Sun 29th
Time: see gig listings for show times
Where: Iveagh Gardens Dublin
Cost: €20-€28 see individual gigs for pricing
So lads it’s the weekend! Wohoooo! This week has been mental hasn’t it?!? I am super hyper and excited at the moment so today’s randomania is well….random!
First up, summer time means road wars of the ice cream van variety that is! Thanks to @Pj Gallagher for this little gem during the week!
Be careful out there lads!
Ever thought men would be good at advice columns? Think again! This made me LOL!
This week news broke that two of the nicest men on radio had won The International Comedy Award at the New York Radio Awards! Yes our very own Dermot & Dave from 98fm are now global super stars! This is how @dave98fm broke the news this week;
So, the news broke late last night…
@dermotwhelan and I won the International Comedy Award at the New York Radio Awards! Yesssss!
Congrats guys! And if you happen to live in a land without Dermot and Dave then you NEED to listen to this…. Tis why they won it afterall…they are funny lads!
This week I went to comedy in Anseo and saw Aidan Kiliian perform. He performed what has become one of my favourite tales about how to deal with a call from the bank, it’s called Who am I? I have included a clip for you below
And lastly….tis another video (I know I know there a lot of them today!) but this one made me laugh really loudly! I dare ye to try this the next time you have to put anything in a bin in public…..film it and send it in to us! We’ll make you famous!
So there you have it, a very random randomania! I did warn you! Until next week have a great week and don’t forget do at least one thing a day that makes you laugh!
I posted a while ago about a new RTE radio comedy radio show looking for audience members in order to record a live show in front of an audience. The show is presented by Neil Delamare who has previous panel show type experience from his time on the Panel on RTE 2. I took a listen to the first radio show online.
The show involves Neil, Chris Kent, and different special guests each week, in the first episode PJ Gallagher and Marty Whelan took part, building and creating a new republic (the 2nd republic) In order to do this we need a new constitution which means new laws. These involve having to sit an exam to get a TV license (from Chris) which was passed by the new Government and a tax on Holy Communion money (from PJ) also passed. Seeing a trend here? Seems pretty easy to get laws passed by this new Government eh?
The second part of the show is called ‘Off with their heads’ in which each of the Founding Fathers nominate a person (or in PJ’s case an animal?) to get a round of applause or their head chopped off. Seems a bit extreme no? Special guest also included Kevin Lockard on the American technology V’s Irish technology followed on by a discussion involving all the panellists.
The show is very funny and at times I found myself laughing out loud. Neil does a good job at presenter of the show and is a natural presenter and leader. That together with some of Ireland’s greatest comedians it is a recipe for success. I really enjoyed the first show and am I am looking forward to seeing what comes next. I kinda want the 2nd Republic to take over as the leaders of our country…..especially considering as it’s so easy to get laws passed! If you would like to be part of the audience for the show, you need to be out RTE for 6.30 today and every Thursday of the week of recording so….get your skates on!
You can take a listen to the first episode here. 2nd republic is definitely a boost for Irish Comedy; why not support this new edition to the comedy scene?
It’s Friiiiiiiiiday! Better yet it’s a bank holiday weekend so there’s even more time for fun and laughter before having to drag ourselves back to work So in the interests of starting as we mean to go on here’s some random bits and bobs that make us laugh out loud this week!
Thanks to the Irish Musical Comedy Awards 2012 fb page for sharing this hilarious link, it’s still making us giggle!
I love the smell of air – id be lost without it.
hehe, wouldn’t we all Niamh!
This picture is all over t’internet this week and I can’t help but think it’s a name that belongs on David Walliam’s list of bad names for wannabe teachers too?
Now this is how you sell a car. http://bit.ly/JIo00F
now that’s an ad!
I love these cat professor pics that seem to be popping up all about the place this week, but this is my favourite! Cheesy but giggle worthy!
some words of wisdom to be found on twitter this week too!
Washing your hair before visiting your hairdresser is like masturbating before the gigilo arrives.
And finally some of the guys who made us laugh our socks off live this week
First up… Jim Elliot (it’s an older video but still very funny!)
And now its time for Garry White, enjoy!
Oh actually, after the week we’ve had it would seem wrong not to include this pic too (Had our very first doorway encounter with this little guy’s human counterparts this week!)
Hope you have a great weekend guys!