4 June 2015

Well, I’ve apparently exhausted the gigs in Dublin, because I’ll be doing some decent road trips in the next few weeks – first 240 km north to Donegal, and then 170km south to Waterford.  That’s about as far as you can go in Ireland while still being in Ireland.  I’m also doing a slot in Belfast, which will be my first ever gig in Northern Ireland.  I only need a gig in Wales to complete the set.

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Ronan and I are continuing to crank out the NBA Podcasts over at The Trash Brothers (click here to follow us on Twitter!).  Also, I edited the clip referenced below (where I try to figure out which Twin Peaks character matches with which NBA player) and added visuals to put it up on YouTube.  It’s not just Grantland that rocks the esoteric pop culture references!

 

Does anyone remember Twin Peaks?

Well, I’m watching Twin Peaks.  I’m halfway through Season 2 and I can’t stop thinking about it.  So much so that in the latest episode of my NBA Playoffs Podcast, I pick which players are which characters from Twin Peaks.  (Spoiler: LeBron James and JR Smith are Ben Horne and Jerry Horne.  Ben’s the town big shot, rich, powerful, pulling puppet strings all over town, but his plans might not work out as he hopes; Jerry is his emotionally unhinged brother. (Also: Jerry Horne is played by the same actor as the famously lied-to Sully from Commando!  How do you not love this stuff?))  Follow @TheTrashBros on Twitter for basketball-related hijinks:

 

 

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Basketball Podcast!

Hi all,

Good news!  I have a podcast with Ronan Grace!  It’s about professional basketball!  Check out the page,  Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page to stay current!

Me, I’m off to London this weekend, for the Old Comedian of the Year competition.  I look forward to being one of the young guys in the room again.

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April 14 2015: Upcoming Gigs

Great weekend of gigs in the Laughter Lounge last weekend – thanks very much to the audience, especially to those friendly folk who reached out on Twitter after the show.

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*-and as long as you’re following people on Twitter, click here to follow me on twitter!

 

(Note: No, I don’t work for twitter.  I just think it’s a good way to stay on top of where people will be.  I know nobody visits websites anymore, and I think we can all agree that Facebook invitations get roundly ignored these days.)

March 25 2015

Here’s something you should see: some lost footage of the classic movie Taffin. Brought to you by Diarmuid, James, and Donnecha.  I play a crooked coffee shop owner who gets what is coming to him.

 

(Don’t know Taffin?  Shame on you – it only has the single greatest line reading Pierce Brosnan ever did, and some fight scenes that clearly won him the Bond role.)

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*-and as long as you’re following people on Twitter, click to follow me on twitter!

 

March 2015

Brrrrrr.  Lousy Smarch weather.

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January 2014:

I hope we all had a good Christmas and New Year’s!  If you were paying close attention to Irish Twitter, you may have seen me in Episode 3 of Diarmuid O’Brien‘s excellent Paddy Angryman web series. You may have even heard my voice in the last three seconds of this Coors Light commercial.

Gig-wise, I had a blast hosting the Boards.ie Comedy Carnival, and a Vine I made taking the piss out of the Late Late Toy Show got linked in DailyEdge’s Most Wonderful Moments Toy Show wrap-up.  That’s about all I can remember of December through the whiskey-scented holiday fog.  Every year the holiday season is a battle between my id and my liver, and this year the competition was closer than most years.

Onwards to 2015!

If you’re on Twitter, you should follow me.  I promise I never tweet anything political.  The worse the news gets, the sillier my tweets get:

 

September Rose

So I was lucky enough to have a weekend in the Laughter Lounge just before one of my absolute favorite things, the Rose of Tralee.  I took the opportunity to try to be a Topical Comedian™ for a few minutes; and Kevin at the Lounge was good enough to record the bit for me.  I tweeted it during the show and the good people over at Joe.ie posted it on their page. I have to say that I had no idea how popular Joe.ie is; the amount of people who stopped me over the next few days to say they saw it was unlike anything I’d ever experienced.  Thanks again to Tony and everyone at Joe.ie

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July 2014: New Zealand Tour* Dates!

*Yes, it’s a tour. Any trip with more than one gig before you get home to your own bed counts as a tour. Pretty sure Mark Twain said that, you guys.

Thanks in large part to the kindness of Alan Hurley and Scott Banks and Nikolas Bruce-Smith, I’m now On Tour in New Zealand, gigging in Auckland and Wellington. I’m going to do my best to give a good accounting of the Dublin comedy scene.

I’ll be back in Dublin in the second week of August to hit a great run of my favorite Dublin rooms- the Crunch, Anseo, the ‘Shed, and a weekend featuring at the Laughter Lounge. How lucky can a guy get?

June 2014: Festivals!

Summertime in Ireland means one thing: disappointing weather.  Well actually it means two things: disappointing weather and festivals.  I’ve been lucky enough to have been invited to two of the latter.

This weekend I’ll be performing on Friday and Saturday at the Body and Soul festival.  I’ll be sharing the stage with Colin Chadwick, Conor O’Toole, and Allison Spittle, all of whom are so talented that they make me feel like an old hack, but I’m driving, so they will have to keep quiet about it.

I was truly honored to have been invited to take place in the Kilkenny Cat Laughs festival in June.  I was as giddy as a schoolgirl and I took a million pictures of the program and the running order and anything with my name on it but I’ll only post this one:

Hey, that's my name!

Did you know Smithwick’s is from Kilkenny?

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