David O’Doherty Has Checked Everything
The forgotten Sugababe, the bad boy of Zumba, David O’Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone.
One man. One small keyboard. With batteries. And a chair. And a mic. And cables. And a sound system. And then a room, obviously. With more chairs. And a lighting rig. It’s surprising how much stuff is involved, actually.
Jack & The Beanstalk Panto
Coolmine Panto Group
Things are not going well in Happy Valley where Mother Magee lives with her son Jack. All the crops and livestock are vanishing – even the King’s hen that lays the golden eggs has disappeared. Mother Magee is worried that her cow Daisy will disappear too. Jack is trying to find a solution to it all. Fairy Snow gives Jack magic beans that grow into a giant beanstalk. Jack climbs up through the clouds where he sees a castle which is home to a cruel giant. Jack battles the giant and rescues a young princess held captive in the castle. A fun Pantomime for all the family.
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Live Love Laugh - With Eilish O’Carroll
Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s successful BBC sitcom, ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’, Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50. While poignant and deeply moving it is also packed with humour. A 1950s baby, and the ninth of ten children, she describes her childhood with affection and good humour. Then there’s her discovery of orgasmic proportions via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex! At one stage she was sure that there was something wrong ‘down there’ because her sex life was unfulfilling. Her discovery that she was a lesbian is also tenderly handled with good humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself.
LISTEN ... to Eilish on Miriam Meets, RTE
Some adult content & strong language.
Dur: 60 mins (no interval)
"Laugh out loud funny." Edinburgh Evening News
Jason Byrne - You Name The Show
It has often been said that no two Jason Byrne shows are ever the same. Now the master of improvised comedy pushes the limits even further with the introduction of the wheel of stand up. This totally original stand up concept, which is either an act of extreme daring or supreme laziness, involves Jason not only letting the audience name the show but getting them to choose the topics discussed as they are invited to spin the wheel of random nonsense.
Don't miss the most talked about show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. Talk that involved every other comedian in the world saying, 'He's doing what now? ... ah Jesus, why do we even bother!'
We've all watched Jason rip up the comedy rule book. Now watch him rip it up, set fire to it, defecate on it and point at it in derisory fashion.*
* This show contains no actual ripping, burning or defecating and only some mild derisory pointing.
"The outright King of live comedy ..." The Times
"A Comedy God ..." The Mirror
With Maxine Jones
Older women are often see-through. Maxine Jones shakes off her invisibility cloak and steps into the spotlight. Following her popular debut as 'Embarrassing Mother', she repossesses her life as an older, unattached woman – with superpowers. Maxine has been on BBC Radio 4, RTE Arena and the John Murray show and has featured in the Irish Times and Independent.
"Outstandingly funny." Entertainment.ie
"Hilarious, fresh new stand-up. Brilliant." Northern Standard
Gary Cooke, Risteárd Cooper and Barry Murphy
Gary Cooke, Risteárd Cooper and Barry Murphy collectively are known as Après Match. Their blend of brilliant commentary, outrageous humour and wicked impersonations has delighted the nation for almost two decades. Expect all the classic characters including Frank, Eamon, Bill, Gunther and many more from their bulging back catalogue. A show of sketches that goes way beyond the confines of football. Not just for men and you don't have to know anything about football, just love great comedy!
Foil, Arms and Hog 2015
Dubbed by the critics as a ‘powerhouse of sketch comedy’, Foil Arms and Hog have recently completed a World tour, have over 4 million hits on Youtube, are starring on Jason Byrne’s upcoming TV3 show ‘Snaptastic’ and have sold out six years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition the lads recently won a comedy award at the Adelaide Fringe festival and are working on a sitcom for BBC3. In early 2014, the group embarked on a world tour, beginning in London and taking in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Adelaide amongst others, culminating in a sell out show at the 1000 seater venue, Vicar Street in Dublin.
In this years show you’ll find out what happens at an Irish Intervention for a boy who ‘doesn’t drink’, you’ll see the self indulgent ‘La Bullshat’ theatre group, and you’ll meet Christian Rockers ‘God Vibrations’. Fantastically bizarre and deliriously funny, it’s sketch comedy at its best.