“I am conscious jelly”

2206, 2015

The Middle East, Monged, Milwaukee and my very own Comedy Tent

I spent a couple of weeks in The Middle East with Whose Line Is It Anyway. We performed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I got sunburned on my chest in Abu Dhabi and told all the lads, “whatever you do don’t touch my chest on stage” and what happens? Halfway through the show Frosty ( Stephen Frost) grabs me by the shirt right on the reddest part of my chest. I emitted an involuntary scream of agony which had to be explained to the mystified audience. I love the improv but I tend to go over the […]

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2004, 2015

Jestfest, Jestfest, Jestfest; www.jestfest.ie

Hello Turnip Head,

Since my last bloggerooney I did a couple of great gigs at the Bath Comedy Festival; Mandy at St John’s Wine Vaults was so accomodating and the pub itself is a lovely old boozer. The same weekend I did a great gig with Paddy Casey in McGettigan’s in Limerick. Last week I did the Roisin Dubh in Galway and three nights in the Laughter Lounge with Whose Line Is It Anyway. The best thing about doing improv is you have as much craic onstage as the audience are having. I’m really looking forward to a Middle East tour […]

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3103, 2015

Red Rock, Pod jock and Middle Eastern Cock Block

Hello Monkies,

Well Podarooney is well up and running now and I’ve had some great chats with Stephanie Roche, Patrick McDonnell, Fred Cooke and Malachy McCourt. I am honing my interview technique and Lesson 1 was not to go, “yeah……yeah…..yeah….yeah” while people are talking. Lesson 2,  I learnt last week when I chatted to Steve Wall; we spoke for 2 hours for what should be at most an hour and ten minute interview. Editing it down was a pain in the arse so from now on I’ll be much stricter on my interviewees if they stray off the point. I’ll be […]

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1103, 2015

Toronto, Boston, Pittsburgh,Manhattan, The Bronx

I’m heading off to Toronto tomorrow to perform for a charity St Patrick’s Day Lunch for the Ireland Fund of Canada on Friday 13th.  Saturday the 14th I’m in Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Boston. Monday 16th I’m in Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Club http://pittsburgh.improv.com/event.cfm?id=378613 and Tuesday 17th I’m in The Village Underground Comedy Cafe in Manhattan and March 20th I’m in The Ramblin House in The Bronx.

Podarooney is up and running! The second episode went up on Monday and is an interview with Patrick McDonnell and the first one is an interview with Puskas Award runner up Stephanie […]

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