Well at long last the second series of my podcast “Fascinated” has begun. What’s that you say?
“Podcasts don’t have series Gearóid, they just have periods where the podcaster couldn’t be arsed making new episodes”
Shhhh… shhhhhhhhh…. you silly bastard *presses finger to your lips*. I’m very busy with my first love standing up and only want to make really good podcasts so it takes ages. Partly because I want to finish all of Netflix. Anyhoooo …
This new series is already on episode 2. “How did this happen Gearóid?? you’re only updating your website now 3 weeks later!!” I have a life. Deal.
The first episode was with acting legend and national treasure (even though she is only 38) Pauline McLynn from “Father Ted”. We chat about lots of things including her infatuation with Conchita, working with Jennifer Saunders and of course the 20th Anniversary of “Father Ted”.
The second episode was with Carnie Wilson from Wilson Phillips… or as we’re now called Wilson Farrelly. We chat about her career, filming “Bridesmaids” and the 25th Anniversary of their biggest hit “Hold On”. To celebrate this Wilson Farrelly give it a homicidal bash.
There’ll be a new episode next week.. who will it be? Mike Stock from Stock, Aiken & Waterman? Tony winner Frances Ruffelle? or Film director Stephen Bradley?? Mind your own damn business… Subscribe to find out. Would it kill you?
Also please subscribe on iTunes as it counts for the charts so just ignore this link to soundcloud below….. Soundcloud Pfffff *rolls eyes*
Hope you all got lovely valentine’s day cards and snogs. I’m busy on the road at the moment with Neil Delamere. We’re 8 weeks into a 16 week tour so we’re starting to go a bit grey and forget where we are supposed to be going. Also I know all of the sandwiches they sell in Applegreens. Never the less it’s been great fun so far. I’m doing most of the dates on the tour. I’ve added the dates in my diary to the events page. Also there’ll be some more gig news soon 🙂
Also I did an episode of Dermot Whelan’s new music panel show “Hey Ho, Let’s Go”
for RTE2. It’s still on the RTE player if you want to take a look. It was great fun to re cord… well for except when I nipped out to the loo on a break in the recording and wandered back to the wrong studio. It was empty and all set out for mass!
Anyway hopefully we’ll see some of you on the road. Also I’m definitely doing a new podcast series.. it’s taking ages and I’m sorry but I want to make it as good as the last one.
I’m hoping to start releasing them in April. If you sign up to my mailing list I will give you ALL the gossip on the lineup.
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.
So thats my news!! If you want more get on my mailing list.
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