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Movember brought back the moustache and now it is bringing ‘MOVE,’ a 30-day fitness challenge to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
'START AS you mean to go on' is an old maxim that could be applied to the career of Dublin comedian Gearóid Farrelly, who headlines the next installment of the Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh tomorrow at 8.30pm.
AN 81-year-old who has been doing stand-up comedy since she was 71, an author of 15 books, with two masters degree's, who even made Simon Cowell laugh on Britain’s Got Talent, has just been added to the line-up of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway.
“A CROSS between a DJ, a comedian, and a human sound-sample library," is how The Guardian described Beardyman. It could have also added front-rank improv artist and entertainer to that description of the man who plays the Vodafone Comedy Carnival next month.
ONE OF the highlights of the upcoming Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway is The Simpsons Backstage Tour presented by series writer/producer Mike Reiss, which will take audiences inside the lives of Springfield’s first family, revealing secret trivia of the show, insane dealings with network censors, and lots of juicy gossip about celebrity guest stars.
Ahead of his Out of the Whirlwind - The Shannon Tour, comic Tommy Tiernan took some time out to chat with me about the reasons behind the tour, Athlone, improvised comedy, and the purpose of stand-up in life.
NOT SINCE the days when angry young men stomped the streets, loudly declaring "The seventies will be socialist!", and their more cerebral brethren reclined on cushions in patchouli soaked rooms, stoned out of their minds to Pink Floyd and Genesis, have beards been so predominant.
To celebrate 20 years of broadcasting from the county town, CRCfm, in association with Green Room Bookings, will host a massive free family day and artisan food festival on The Mall in Castlebar this Sunday August 23, followed by an evening of quality blues music. Johnny Gallagher and the Boxtie Band, Mississippi Sheiks and Rusty Jacks will rock the Mall from 6pm until 10pm. Castlebar has been synonymous with blues music since the days of the Castlebar Blues Festival, so huge crowds are expected as the genre returns to the big stage on The Mall.
WHEN A performer's raison d'être is creating on the spot rap songs inspired by audience suggestions, that performer needs the crowd to be able to come with something fresh, something the performer can really get stuck into, and something that will inspire humour filled rhymes.