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Curbing my enthusiasm

I had never heard of Larry David until about five years ago. I was in the middle of explaining an incident in a local restaurant, where I had a less than satisfactory lunch, when my friend said, “You know, you’re getting more like Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm every day.”

Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny reunited for tour

The legendary comic duo D’Unbelievables, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny, are delighted to announce that they will be reuniting for a one-off nationwide tour to include The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on March 25 and 26 2011.

Pat Shortt is back for some more laughs

Following on from his sell-out tour last March in Castlebar Pat Shortt is back at The Royal Theatre on Saturday, November 20. Pat Shortt has been a household name in Irish comedy since his days with D’Unbelievables up to his last one-man sell-out show Pat Shortt Live. Since then he has gone on to star in the hugely successful Man about Dog, directed by Paddy Breanacht, and to play a part in Damien O’Donnell’s Inside I’m Dancing.

John McManus’s The Quare Land

IT IS always fascinating to see a new writer emerge on the scene and this year’s Galway Arts Festival witnesses the stage debut of Cavan playwright John McManus with his comedy The Quare Land, staged by Decadent Theatre Co.

Chamber of smart comments

Passing notes, freely wandering around the room, whispering down the back with their best buddies, back talking, and petty bickering. I know what you are thinking, what a disruptive bunch of Leaving Cert students. Sadly this is not the case, this was my visit to Áras An Chontae, Castlebar, for one of the county council’s monthly meetings.

Here’s the weather forecast for the next seven days

“As I write I don’t know if the weather will allow the rescheduled match to go ahead, but they’re brave or foolish heads in the GAA if they take a chance on dragging thousands of people to Thurles on a Tuesday night with the chance of the game being called off again.”

Comedian Jon Kenny goes back to front at the Town Hall Theatre

AFTER SUCCESSFULLY battling Hodgkin’s disease more than eight years ago, Limerick-born comedian Jon Kenny has made a remarkable return to form and Galway audiences are in for a treat when Kenny brings his show to the Town Hall Theatre from Thursday July 31 to Saturday August 2.

Delight Health Cafe

For those converts to the church of the humble sandwich, Galway has for long boasted one of the best sambo eateries around in Delight.

Relishing ravioli and Raftery

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Accomplished broadcaster and producer John Quinn reveals that one month on, he is still recovering from the artistic delights of the successful Clarinbridge Arts Festival and pleads that funding for such events are not cut in the post-Budget gloom.

Grass roots

Local Government is often the butt of many jokes: from the depiction of gombeen councillors in RTE’s Hall’s Pictorial Weekly through to Pat Shortt’s more recent comic creation of Councillor Maurice Hickey there has been quite a lot of comic material emanating from local council chambers.

 

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