February: Pete Best and Newstalk FM

I’m stepping out of the stand-up comedy box a little bit this month.

A lil’ bit of Acting:

Running from  8 Feb until 13 Feb, I have a small part in this play: Pete Best of the Beatles.  You can buy tickets at that link; it’s playing at the New Theatre in Temple bar and kicks off at 7:30.  Here’s a quick blurb:

 Pete Best was drummer with The Beatles for two years in the early 1960s. He played hundreds of shows with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison – and then was mysteriously kicked out of the band a few short weeks before they released their debut single and went on to take over the world. This new play examines the mystery of Pete’s firing from the greatest rock ’n’ roll group of all time – and it presents a fascinating insight into the early days of The Beatles and their wild nights in Liverpool and Hamburg. And if you think you know The Beatles – you’re wrong! Don’t miss this show.

PETE BEST OF THE BEATLES is Stephen Kennedy’s follow-up play to JOHN LENNON’S LAST DAY which had sold-out runs in Dublin, Belfast and Berlin – as well as being broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 2015. Stephen also wrote DEATH AND THE BEATLES FAN and LENNON v McCARTNEY. The latter play was performed a number of times on the Adelphi’s main stage at Liverpool’s International Beatleweek and went on to be made into a short film by Eddie Jackson.

A lil’ bit of radio:

If you listen to Newstalk FM’s breakfast show and you think you heard my voice, I have good news: you did.  You’re not crazy.

I’m recording a few segments about the Irish General Election.  You can listen back to the first one here – fast forward to the last five minutes.  I’ll be appearing every Friday from now until the election, whenever that is.  I should probably find out.

 

Upcoming Gigs:

  • 8-13 February: Pete Best of The Beatles, Yapperhead Theatre Company, The New Theatre, Dublin
  • 17 February: MC, Laugh Out Loud @ Anseo, Camden Street, Dublin
  • 25, 26, 27 February: The International Comedy Club, The International Bar, Dublin
  • 28 February: (headline set) The Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 2 March: MC, Laugh Out Loud @ Anseo, Camden Street, Dublin
  • 9 March: MC, Laugh Out Loud @ Anseo, Camden Street, Dublin
  • 15 March: The Comedy Crunch, Stag’s Head, Dublin
  • 23 March: Headline Set, Anseo, Camden Street, Dublin
  • 29 March: Empire Comedy Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 31 March, 1 April, 2 April; The Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin
  • 25 April: Red Raw @ The Stand, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 26 April: Red Raw @ The Stand, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 27 April: Red Raw @ The Stand, Newcastle, England