November 2015: Ten Years In.

So every once in a while people ask me how long I’ve been doing comedy, and my standard answer for a few years has been, “I don’t know, six, eight years?”  Last week it struck me that I went down to my first open mic ever in November of 2005, so I’ve officially been at this for a full decade.  I’m as shocked as you are.

In honor of the occasion, I dug up the MySpace blog archive that they emailed me when they deleted all their blogs.  This is the blog I published to MySpace nine years ago, to celebrate a year of performing at open mic nights:

"He's been doing this for ten years?  You'd think he'd be funnier."

(I also appear to be pretty excited that my MySpace blog has had 2,000 hits.  Pretty generous of MySpace to call ‘pageviews’ ‘readers’.)

Anyway, back to the present: This weekend is the wonderful Beatles Festival in Dublin.  There’s lots of stuff you should go check out.  I will be performing a (very) small part in the stage play about Pete Best on Sunday.

Upcoming gigs!  Come say hello!

October 2015

Hello everybody,

I Had a great time down at Trinity for a few of their Fresher’s Week gigs.  You wouldn’t believe how young a ‘fresher’ is these days.

Are you on the Twitter?  I’m on the Twitter.  Follow me on the Twitter.


Upcoming gigs!

  • 5 October, Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 6 October, Headline set, Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 7 October, MC, Laugh Out Loud, Anseo, Dublin
  • 13 October, Empire Comedy Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 15 October, Laughter Lounge, Dublin
  • 16 October, Laughter Lounge, Dublin
  • 17 October, Laughter Lounge, Dublin
  • 21 October, MC, Laugh Out Loud, Anseo, Dublin
  • 28 October, MC, Laugh Out Loud, Anseo, Dublin
  • 1 November, UnHinged Comedy, Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, Dublin
  • 8 November, Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 19 November, Laughter Lounge, Dublin
  • 20 November, Laughter Lounge, Dublin
  • 21 November, Laughter Lounge, Dublin
  • 21 November, Santa Strike Force Comedy Fundraiser, Cassidy’s, Dublin
  • 23 November, Headline set, Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 25 November, Laugh Out Loud, Anseo, Dublin

August 2015

Well, I was lucky enough to get to perform at some unbelievable festivals this summer – Longitude and the Vodafone Comedy Festival.  Lots of love and appreciation to Danny Dowling, Colm O’Regan, and Barry Murphy who put me on their shows.

I was also lucky enough to get to participate in the Nighthawks event at the Another Love Story festival, reading an excerpt from Stephen Kennedy’s brilliant play “John Lennon’s Last Day“.  This play was recently optioned by BBC Radio, which is only what a talent like Stephen deserves.  He’s the dude behind the wonderful Nighthawks At The Cobalt series and the Dublin Beatles Festival, and this city is lucky to have a guy like him.

September looks like a lot of fun – I’ve got a spell at the Laughter Lounge, which is always a treat, and I’ve been invited to perform at the Trinity College Law Society Debate, which is a thing that I am greatly looking forward to, because I do not completely understand what it is.

Upcoming dates:

  • 31 August: Al Porter’s Comedy Shed, The Woolshed Bar, Parnell Street, Dublin.
  • 9 September: LOL @ Anseo (headline set), Anseo, Camden Street, Dublin
  • 10 September, Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin
  • 11 September, Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin
  • 12 September, Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin
  • 16 September, Anseo, MC
  • 21 September, Trinity Comedy Society Fresher’s Gig, Chaplin’s Bar, Dublin
  • 22 September, Trinity College Law Society Comedy Debate, Dublin
  • 6 October, Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 13 October, Empire Comedy Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 8 November, Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 23 November, Headline set, Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin

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People to follow on Twitter: Me (duh), the Laughter Lounge, the Comedy Crunch

July 2015

A couple of cracking gigs in Donegal and Waterford last month; back in Dublin this month for festival gigs!  I’m playing on the Sunday of the Longitude Festival.  If you get to play a festival on the last day, be sure to bring toilet paper.  Even if you don’t use it you can barter it for booze.

Upcoming Gigs

Follow me on twitter!  I write jokes there sometimes!



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.

Upcoming Gigs


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:



Upcoming Gigs



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.

Upcoming Gigs:

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.

Upcoming Gigs:

*-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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