Trump, Irish Comedy and my podcast PodaRooney

Like everyone I am reeling under the reality of President Trump. It must be inspiring for anyone who is an advocate of the self help books that are manifest that a man with such obvious lack of the qualifications  personality traits to be suitable for the position of President of the United States of America […]

Festival Season

Ahoy there mateys, for the last Wednesday in April there certainly is a nip in the air. I believe there were hailstones yesterday and the phrase “snow in high places” was heard on the radio. Its hard to believe the festival season is just around the corner. I hope to God the majority of female […]

The Craic and The Pod

Today I am celebrating the Commemorations of the 1916 Rising by surreptitiously dropping crumbled up Jacobs cream crackers on the floor of the local post office while standing in the queue. I will also buy some Revels chocolate covered confectionery with assorted centres and throw them in the air shouting “up the Revels”. Oh and […]

Craggy Island Festival

Looking forward to attending Craggy Island aka Inisheer on July 15-17th with Michael Redmond (Father Stone) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin Mc’Love) You can book your ticket for the weekend through

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 […]

Pod-A-Rooney, Pittsburgh and Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

Hello people, I just found out this morning that I’m doing another gig in the US in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (where I believe there is a pawn shop on a corner) on the 16th March which means I’m going to be in Toronto, Boston, Pittsburgh and New York in a space of 5 days. Is this […]

Toronto, Boston, New York in March, also Red Rock and Hey Ho Let’s Go!

I am heading back to Toronto on March 13th to do the Canadian Irish Fund annual St Patrick’s Day Lunch. I did this last year and had a whale of a time; one thousand people sat having lunch in the Toronto Convention Centre after arriving at 11am to a free bar. It’s not for the […]

Ooooooops I hate myself!

I am not playing The Stand,Edinburgh next weekend as I had thought but The Stand, Newcastle. I’m such a screw up. I booked a flight out of Edinburgh and a train from Birmingham up to Edinburgh and then I got an email from the Stand in Newcastle to confirm that I am appearing there next […]


I’m looking forward to three nights in The Stand in Edinburgh next week followed by a couple of nights in the Laughter Lounge in Dublin the following weekend. Unfortunately I won’t be able to perform at the Alcheringa festival in India at the end of the month as that was depending on Culture Ireland funding […]

Touring Update

In the last year I have gigged in Edinburgh, Toronto, Moscow, St Petersburg, Boston, Kansas City, San Diego, L.A., San Fransisco, New York, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Chicago. I was back in NY ( I know New York so well now I just refer to it by initials!) and Boston to host a gig with Mundy, […]