“I am conscious jelly”

3007, 2015

Fusking Podcast – Pod-a-Rooney

Hello person, I’ve just performed at the Vodafone Dublin Comedy Festival. When I say just, I mean four days ago. ‘Twas great altogether. Apart from performing I was seen walking around with headphones and my Zoom recorder getting quick interviews with fellow comedians Nick Kroll, Phil Jupitus, Stephen Frost, Andy Smart and Tommy Tiernan among others for my podcast Podarooney. Here’s the result;    http://castaway.media/podarooney/2015/07/episode-17-various-at-the-vodafone-comedy-festival/    It certainly makes doing a festival a bit more intense; finding a quiet spot for an interview then rushing off for a sound check, back for an interview then off to do a show and at […]

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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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