Episode #221: Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the age of 31, she decided to move to America. So immigration isn’t just the subject of her hit podcast, Maeve In America: Immigration IRL, but also a first-hand experience. She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson&r... [Read More]
Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51
Hughes, Perrier award winner and team captain on BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, died on Monday morningSean Hughes: sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his ownSean Hughes, the Irish standup comedian, author and actor, has died aged 51, his former agent said. Related: 'I matured very late in li... [Read More]
Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51
Hughes, Perrier award winner and team captain on BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, died on Monday morningSean Hughes: sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his ownSean Hughes, the Irish standup comedian, author and actor, has died aged 51, his former agent said. Related: 'Charming, soulful, a prop... [Read More]
Round Ireland With a Fridge Featuring Comedian Tony Hawks Now Streaming On-line
London, UK - First it was a bet, then it became an internationally best selling book and now Tony Hawks' eccentric, hilarious, and life changing hitchhike Round Ireland with a Fridge has become a feature film, the first in a trilogy of feature films (Playing the Moldovans At Tennis and A Piano In The Pyrenees) of books which have collectively sold over a million copies. Round Ireland with a Fridge is directed by Ed Bye (My Family, The Detectives, Red Dwarf) and stars Tony Hawks, Ed Byrne, Sea... [Read More]
New NYC Irish comedy festival seeks sponsors | IrishCentral
New NYC comedy festival seeks sponsors: Irish comedy has been a major international draw for decades, but it’s always been a one-shot thing. “Once the Irish go to a comedy event they bring their American mates. Irish people know these guys and they’re the best people to expand these performers’ profiles in the states,” says Kiernan. Kiernan’s plan is ambitious. He’s looking to create a yearly Irish comedy festival. “This year it’s going to be based around one venue in particular, which is the Ir... [Read More]
Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, more Americans impress at Dublin comedy fest
DUBLIN — With circus tent venues and stiltwalkers milling around the beautiful Iveagh Gardens, Dublin’s Carlsberg Comedy Carnival, four days of stand-up in the heart of the Irish capital, attr... [Read More]
Punchline Magazine’s dispatch from Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, part 2
KILKENNY, Ireland — A hectic few days at Kilkenny, where I’ve interviewed eight comics and seen 33 of their sets – including a six hour run of gigs back to back on Saturday night, jogging fr... [Read More]
Barry Murphy, the godfather of Irish comedy | The Irish Times
Barry Murphy is seen by many insiders as ‘the godfather of Irish comedy' thanks to his work at Dublin's Comedy Cellar where he quietly guided others on to bigger things. Now, the ‘Aprés Match' star is the middleman in a new RTÉ panel show, [Read More]
Comedian Dave O'Gorman launches site dedicated to Ireland's stand-up scene | Punchline Magazine
Irish comedian Dave O'Gorman was frustrated with the lack of stand-up comedy awareness in the city of Dublin. "No matter how often I told family and friends about comedy in Dublin, very few knew there were even comedy nights in the clubs." O'Gorman told Punchline Magazine. So he decided to take action. O'Gorman has launched a website called Comedy Ireland, located at comedyireland.ie with an exclusive focus on comedy news and performances in and around Dublin. [Read More]