(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.)
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.
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
*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?
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:
I had a fantastic weekend at the Laughter Lounge last weekend. It was great to work with Jarlath Regan again; I hadn’t seen him since he moved to London (and started dominating the podcast charts). Al Porter tore through that place like a hurricane.
Well, it turns out there’s a kicking English-language comedy scene in Berlin. Who knew? I had a great time at the MadHaus and highly recommend checking them out; in fact, I confidently recommend anything Neil runs – if you’re in Berlin, check these events out.