Amazing Grace is a phrase often applied to Brendan Grace, and indeed very true in many respects. The genial and much loved family comedian is celebrating 42 years in the comedy business and is now more popular than at any time in his career.
Forty two years ago when the 20-year-old Dubliner set off on his solo career he could never have envisaged the life that lay ahead. Two years later a Geordie song called “Cushy Butterfield” sailed to number one in the Irish charts and the rest is history.
Brendan's latest show features some new material and some old favourites from his vast repertoire over the last 42 years. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal. A brilliant character actor, his 'Bottler' character is legendary and is now featured at every performance, and his parody on the father of the bride is an all time favourite and is requested at every show. Apart from his obvious star quality in all aspects of his performance Brendan's drawing power is enormous and the house full sign is the norm at his concerts.
Brendan has a very special bond with Irish audiences and is much loved by young and old, not least because he gives very generously of his time after each concert. The meet and greet is now very much part and parcel of each show and Brendan's very down to earth approach is much appreciated by all.
Brendan will be in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on Thursday January 2, tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie or by calling 0818 300000.