Posts Tagged ‘Steve Cummins’
The Stage Comedy Club bring the witty and amazing Kevin McAleer to The Abbey Tavern this Friday. If you don’t know who Kevin is, shame on you! Here is a short clip….
Want tickets now? They are €17.50 and available from Ticketmaster or from 018322006 . Support on the night comes from the hecklers nightmare that is Steve Cummins. A fantastic line up, not to be missed! More details can be found here
Where: The Abbey Tavern. Abbey Street, Howth
When: Friday 15th June 2012
This Thursday sees Captains Live Comedy Club in Tallaght open its door again for another night of comedy fun! This time round they have a stellar line up which is sure to have you rolling around the floor with laughter! On the line up is:
Steve Cummins – Steve is a heckler’s nightmare! He is a regular MC in the Laughter Lounge and has performed in every major comedy club in the country. He is also a regular contributor on radio stations such as Newstalk 106 and Spin 103.8. He is not one to be missed! My only piece of advice is do not sit near the front….. :)
Also on the line up is Niamh Marron. Niamh has won many comedy battles recently including Kusanta’s Comedy Smackdown. She is a fast talking, witty and hilarious, you won’t be disappointed!
And lastly Alan Porter - For those who saw Alan, he has conquered you, so get down admire, for those who haven’t, now is your chance to see him and witness the next big thing, that’s all that needs to be said!
Your MC for the night will be the resident host Ruairi Campbell
Where: Captain America’s Tallaght
When: Thursday 7th June 2012
Time: 8.30pm (get there early!)
Cost: €7/€5 students
This June bank holiday weekend, we have not only one but two comedy festivals happening! The grounds of the Royal hospital in Kilmainham will be taken over by the Forbidden Fruits Festival from June 2nd – 4th! With so much to see and do during the festival, we are sure you will want to check out all the details!
We are most interested of course in the new comedy tent this year (named The Chuckle Berry lounge) With a long list of comedians including John Colleary, Ardal O’Hanlon, Bernard O’Shea, Trevor Browne, Deadcat Bounce, Foil Arms & Hog, Tommy Nicholson, Steve Cummins & Eleanor Tiernan plus many more there is sure to be someone there to suit everyone’s taste! Full details on the comedy tent can be found here :)
This looks to be an amazing weekend of comedy so we advise you get your tickets early to advise disappointment! Day tickets start from €49.50! And sure why not call in on your way back from the Cat Laughs eh?
Full details on the whole festival can be found here. Why not go and have a great weekend of comedy and sure you never know we might even see you there!
Ye know how they say laughter is the best medicine? Well I don’t know who ‘they’ are but whoever it was that came up with that phrase had the right idea and it is one of those lines I have been trying to prove for the last year. The last year has proved tough for me for health reasons in particular so with this in mind I have been searching for the things that make me laugh and for this blog I have narrowed it down to those things/people who have made me laugh out loud literally! It was hard but I’ve done it…..just! Enjoy!
First up is my first encounter of improv comedy. This happened last June with the Laughalot Improv troupe. There is a something rewarding about sitting at a comedy gig while a group of people act out your suggestions on stage. From hilarious games such as Bootleg Movies in which the audience get a “sneak preview” of future movies to Scenes from a Hat which involves the group acting out scenes based on random sentences from the audience, they are a totally unscripted burst of energy on the stage and I laughed right the way through this show. This was my first encounter with improv and created a love of improv in me!
Now I don’t mind interacting with comedians from the stage which is just as well….I think :) Well the Foil Arms & Hog boys certainly got me involved in a show back a few months ago during a Quiet Pint gig in 4 Dame Lane. Ye all know their App sketch? Well guess who I was…… yep I was PERIOD GIRL! Wohoo! My claim to fame! It’s not easier to try to grab a hand when you are struggling with a notebook and a pen and trying not to let the FAH guy who is coming towards you see it! Apparently he didn’t so clearly I did a good job or he is blind…. That was one very funny night!
I couldn’t write this blog and not include the hecklers worst nightmare Steve Cummins. I have only had the pleasure of seeing Steve’s Cummins in action twice but dear God that man is a genius! There is nothing quite like sitting in a room full of people listening to Steve destroying a heckler! He is kinda famous for it! I am making it my mission to come up with a heckle so good that he can’t reply! Who’s with me??? No one? Fine so!
Michael Noone is a strange man. A very strange but funny man. I went to a gig at the Waterhole Project a while back. He was on the line up. He had no material planned and was going to improv (or wing it depending on what way you would like to think) when he went on stage. At the Waterhole the stage is littered with various objects such a snooker ball triangle and a watering can. This 5 minute set was the funniest 5 minutes I had seen Michael do as he worked his way through the various ‘props’ on the stage – an insight into the mind of a comedian….a very funny but scary minutes! Michael also tells a pretty good poem about Stephen Gately…..
My first time in Anseo was also a memorable experience. I was reviewing a charity gig for Occupy Dame Street in which Jim Elliot and Aidan Killian among others were on the line up. It was at this gig that I was called a prostitute. Yep you read that right. I was called a prostitute. It’s not every day that I am at a gig, never mind REVIEWING that gig that I get called a prostitute….. Now ye may be thinking how I find this funny? Well I found the other people’s reaction in the room funnier! I have no particular problem but the room was shocked and appalled! That was a very funny night!
So there ye have it, these guys made me LOL literally over the last year. What are your LOL moments? Let us know in the comments below!
It’s Friday afternoon again, which can only mean one thing… it’s Randomania time here at the comedy scoop!
Twitter has been its usual funny self this week, some of our favourite tweets were:
Was Mel C endorsing Viagra when she said ‘Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough’?
“Egrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few Tim Minchin.” – Sinatra admits to affairs with river birds to @timminchin
David O’Doherty @phlaimeaux
Facebook hasn’t let the side down either, we’re still giggling over these pics!
Ze Final word on a Titanic Remembrance Month ‘Lettuce Abandon Ship’
Wall Photos – Iceberg ahead by: Bobby Cole
This article on Cracked.com is both hilarious and informative (if you happen to be a comedian or someone who likes to dabbling in some heckling!) so we’re sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as we did!
Finally we just had to share some videos of comedians we got to see this week: