Posts Tagged ‘Totally Wired’
Sunday afternoon saw me back at the Iveagh gardens in search of more comedy! What better place to be looking than a comedy festival filled with comedy tents eh? This time round I was off to see Dead Cat Bounce and Totally Wired. The gig would be MC’d by Damian Clark. This one I was looking forward to!
Sitting in the Comedy Hub it was obvious that the gig was not full to capacity which was a shame as the two acts deserved to have a bigger audience but Damian dealt with the lack of audience quite well and appointed the middle rows as the back rows from the very start! Damian was his usual high energy self with lots of crowd interaction from him that even prompted a comedic rant about how everything is ready made these days….ye know like popcorn and milkshakes etc. Damian did get a lot of hecklers but he seemed to be able to deal with them fairly well from where I was sitting. The room (or tent) had a strange vibe and Damian struggled to hold the crowd together after the break as they wandered in while he was on the stage trying to start the show again
First act of the night were Totally Wired. Introducing themselves as Ireland’s oldest and least successful boy band they launched into their “love song”, a romantic tale of sorts. How does one follow this song? With a song dedicated to your gay best friend of course! Emmett did various accents throughout their set which were remarkable I must say. The duo walked on thin ice with a song titled “Organ donor”. With lyrics like “I’m glad you died”….it’s hard not to recoil in horror but laugh at the same time! The lads have a problem with Weight Watchers (let’s just ban these skinny bitches!) but the lasting memory I will take from their set is Emmett’s impression of Stephen Hawkins singing Footloose! Totally Wired had the audience laughing from start to finish of their set and are well worth checking out when you get a chance.
Headlining the gig was Dead Cat Bounce. Walking out in some very shiny trousers and as a threesome they were ready to entertain! They figure we should build a giant robot to get past Australian Border control. They sang about a second date that went wrong…tip for you, don’t ever go kayaking with these guys! They were also very clever and added in the phone song which has become very popular after its debut on Republic of Telly earlier this year. Ever wanted to know what animals really say? Well Dead Cat Bounce knows….Damo also treated us to a free drumming lesson; look out for the instructional DVD coming out soon! In true music band style we were treated to an encore and what an amazing encore it was. Mix drumming and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and you get an awesome piece of music from Damo. James made a cup of tea while playing the guitar, see men can multitask! And Shane used his guitar as a violin. Is there anything these lads can’t do? They are an explosion of music and comedy and are one of the most exciting acts around at the moment.
Overall the gig was a fantastic one. It was a pity that Damian couldn’t hold the audience together better but he still managed to get some very funny material in. If you would like to check you any of the acts above you can do so on their Facebook pages: Dead Cat Bounce, Totally Wired & Damian Clark :)
We’re thrilled this comedy genre is continuing to get noticed and grow in popularity. If you haven’t experience live musical comedy yourself then the Vodafone Comedy Festival is offering you some of the best acts out there you lucky thing! We’ve gathered them all together in one post so you can easily see who wields an instrument as part of their act…
Masters of improvised musical comedy, Abandonman create hilarious musical sketches live in front of their audience. No two shows are ever the same thanks to this unique freestyle format. Literally anything could happen on Sat 28th @ 7pm when they take to the stage (Joke Shop) in the Iveagh gardens!
David O’Doherty is a man of many talents; comedian, writer, introducer of Pecha Kucha to the world of Irish comedy and keyboard player. His quirky musical comedy never fails to delight audiences in Ireland and the UK. See him perform on Thurs 26th @9.30pm (Big Red), Fri27th @9.30pm (Comedy Hub), Sat 28th @10pm (Comedy Hub) or Sun 29th @4pm (BigRed).
Part rock band, part international comedy sensation Dead Cat Bounce are a 3piece musical comedy group who bring a heady mix of live music and hilarious lyrics to stages around the world. Never short of electrifying on stage they are performing on Thurs 26th @9.30pm (Comedy Hub) and Sun 29th @5pm (Comedy Hub).
Totally Wired brought their Reunion, Farewell, Welfare tour to the Academy last Saturday 26th May and I was there to see what kind of crazy antics this energetic duo would inflict upon their audience. This was not my first time to see Emmet and Lorcan perform their unique brand of ‘muse-omedy’ (they were finalists in the IMCA’s and are regulars around the Dublin comedy scene) so I knew to expect lots of clever songs with hilarious lyrics and I was not disappointed!
It’s a pity the lads didn’t manage to fill the venue but they didn’t let the empty seats deter then from pumping their show full of just as much energy and enthusiasm as they usually have. The night began with a guest spot from ‘The Boston Asals’, a somewhat familiar looking duo, whose traditional Irish songs had the audience laughing out loud from the beginning of their set. Perhaps it’s just because of my culchie roots but I was particularly in stitches throughout the very catchy, and apt, ‘Feck You’; genius!
Hey, hey comedyscoopers… hmm, might need to rethink that name… but no matter, hello and welcome to the friday evening tradition that is Randomania!
This week has been slightly crazy and hectic, like Jedward’s performance in the Eurovision semi’s, so here’s the moments that made us chuckle, or break a rib laughing for you to enjoy.
These pics have been all over twitter and facebook this week and no matter how often I see them I still have to suppress a giggle
The lads at humourisms.com are always very entertaining but George Fox’s post here still makes me laugh out loud!
This twitpic moment from Bill Bailey is hilarious!
Futile act of defiance.http://pic.twitter.com/6KAwuvFQ
I’m loving a facebook page I came across this week, here’s a few examples of the very funny offerings from Buckle Up – Bitches that would make driving even more entertaining than crazy bumper stickers!
Have to agree with Dara O’Briain’s observation from the Eurovision semi’s during the week
That Albanian woman has really come on from when she used to sing in Jabba the Hutt’s palace.
Oh and to make those of you not going to The Academy tomorrow night to see these guys in action crazy jealous, here’s Totally Wired with the ‘Greatest Parody Song Tribute’.
Finally I can’t stop laughing at this advert for Tesco, I’m not sure how it managed to go to print but it’s so wrong it’s hilarious!
Hope your weekend is fun of laughter and fun while we bask in the glorious warmth of that yellow thing in the sky, oh yea that’s what it’s called…the sun!! B-)
Totally Wired are Ireland’s oldest and least successful ‘boy-band’. The band is composed of Emmet Quinn and Lorcan Hughes, both hilarious and talented in their own right but as a duo they look set to achieve world domination through their unique brand of muse-omedy! We managed to nab the lads in the build up to their big gig @ The Academy next Saturday (26th May) for a quick chat, here’s the result!
Hi guys, so I guess the obvious first question, for all those who aren’t sure who you are yet, is when and how did your ‘boy-band’ career all begin?
Lorcan: it started when we were boys and then we joined a band,
Emmet: different bands, in different parts of the country.
Lorcan: but together it started 10 years ago in a Tribute band …to the Bee Gees!
Emmet: great boy band, filthy as well, you should read their lyrics! Filthy
Lorcan: then we started writing our own songs
Emmet: which isn’t very boybandish
Wow, you’ve certainly been in the music business for a while! It’s well known that most music careers are fraught with highs and lows, drama and scandal, what have been the best and worst moments for ‘Totally Wired’ so far?
Emmet: emm, best momemt…backing Adam Sandler, going on the piss with Adam and Chris Rock! The Ladies
Lorcan: Emmet can’t remember most of his best moments! For me it’s performing a new song and the audience laughing where you hoped they would, that and playing with Shawaddywaddy, or taking the piss out of Keith Duffy when he was presenting a show we were on