Well hello there you look fantastic,
Another overdue update to my poor neglected website. There’s been a lot happening over the past couple of months.
First off I was really sad to hear about the death of Joan Rivers. She was a class act and trailblazing comedian. I have lovely memories of working with her and I’m sure where-ever she is there is a stage a mic and she is rocking the place. RIP lovely lady.
I had a lovely time doing shows with the cast of “Singlehood” in Dublin and at the Galway Comedy Festival. If you haven’t seen it catch them on the rest of their tour around the country, it’s brilliant.
I’m in the middle of making another six episodes of “Fascinated” i’m hoping for the guests to be as good as last time and the ones I’ve recorded so far definitely are. The most recent recording even featured a sing-along! In the meantime I made a two-part episode on Comedy Podcasting for Culture File/RTE Lyric. It featured Stuart Goldsmith from “The Comedian’s Comedian”, Justin Moorehouse and Jessica Chaffin from “Ronna & Beverly”. I’ll be making more of these soon.
Starting on 20th December I’ll be back on tour with Neil Delamere. We’ll be all over the country until the end of March. I’ll be posting the dates here soon. If you happen to live in Dubai I’ll be playing in McGettigans /sitting by the pool during the comedy festival there in January. Honestly I work like a dog.
If you’re about Dublin on 22nd November I’ll be part of the Charity Gala in aid of Poppy’s Wheels. Apart from being a great event to raise money for a very special young lady, this show is headlined by Deirdre O’Kane in an all-too-rare stand-up appearance following the release of her movie “Noble” … which is fantastic by the way. You can get tickets here.
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It’s that time of year again when comedians are getting new shows ready. So far I’ve seen three Edinburgh Previews that are absolutely brilliant. I’ve seen Chris Kent, Eleanor Tiernan and The Nualas and the each have brilliant new shows. So if you’re about Edinburgh you should definitely head along and see them.
I’m not going to Edinburgh this year (maybe next year) but I am doing previews of a new show every night next week in the International Bar in Dublin. Then I’ll be in Galway for the Galway International Arts Festival on the 21st July. So if you’re about Dublin this week pop into the international at 7 for a giggle and have a pint for your dinner.
You can RSVP on Facebook ….. just so I know how many places to set
I had a great time at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. There were some amazing shows for the 20th Anniversary. I was on one show with Mary Lynn Rajskub from “24″. She was really lovely and the show was great fun. I haven’t watched any of this series yet but she was very nice and didn’t give away any spoilers.
The first “series” of podcasts has come to an end and I’m in the middle of making the second series. I’ve recorded some great guests and hopefully the first one will be with you really soon. There’s a lot in them so they take a while to make hence the gap.
I’ll be doing some festivals over the summer but first i’ll be doing a week of previews of new material in the International comedy club for a week in July. The shows will be at 7pm each night. So you come along and watch me get these new jokes in order.
After that I’ll be doing a show in the Ruby Rooms for the Galway Arts Festival and a then the Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens that same week.
Also there are two cool things coming up but I’m not allowed to say either. But sign up to my mailing list and I promise i’ll tell you first
Wahey! I’ve just updated the gig-list. I don’t do that often but there are some cool shows coming up so I might as well tell you about them.
Next week I’ll be in the UK supporting the very funny Sarah Millican. I cannot wait. I saw her new show when she was in Dublin recently and it’s absolutely brilliant. So I’m very excited about being a part of it. I’ll be opening for her in Margate and then for a three night run in Brighton. I might even have a paddle while I’m there!
Also I’ll be at the Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny this year. It’s the 20th Anniversary so it’s going to be brilliant fun. The lineup is here and it’s bloody impressive!
But before that a big gang of Comedians will be doing the “LOL for TempleStreet”. This year the show is on 23rd May and it’s in Vicar Street. Every penny goes to the hospital. This event has raised over €100,000 for sick kids since it started and is a night not to be missed! If you’ve been before you’ll know that it’s always a great night for a brilliant charity. You can buy tickets here
Righto.. enjoy your easter eggs
And we’re done! After 13 weeks we’ve travelled 15,000 miles and played to 20.000 people. The tour with Neil Delamere is done!! Well more or less there are one or two dates that have been tacked on (Ballybofey, Dun Laoghaire). IF you caught a show I hope you enjoyed it. I had a ball!
Also the podcast has been getting a LOT of downloads. It’s now available on SoundCloud, Stitcher and PodOmatic as well as iTunes. There was a slight delay in getting Episode 5 out but it’ll be available by the end of the week it’s called “That Night We Won” and it’s about winning and winners. It features Neil Delamere and an interview with my good pal Niamh Kavanagh on winning the Eurovision and lots of other stuff that she hasn’t talked about in interviews before… There’s one more episode after that called “Politics of the Heart” and then I’ll be taking a little break to make more. Some very cool guests are already on board for the next set.
I’ll be doing festival dates and solo dates during the summer which i’ll be posting here next week. The excitement of it all ……