Delighted to say that after a long time of dribbling back to life, the power hose of comedy is back on full. Adding dates all the time and building towards something really special in the summer and autumn. Hope you and your loved ones have survived this thing we have lived through. Get in touch with me / (the person that handles the big stuff) if you have any questions about live shows, bookings, podcasts, running or life.
Return Of The Craic has a new indoor home and will be announcing a full slate of shows over the next while. Irishman Abroad just added a new twice monthly podcast featuring someone I love. Sonia O’Sullivan and I are heading to Cobh for her ten mile road race in April. Why not come with us and raise some money for charity.
It goes without saying things have gotten even stranger since I released Notions Eleven to stream globally. While I have you there, don’t forget to go here to watch it. I’m very proud of it and you will laugh. Lord, do we need to laugh.
I’ve been doing everything possible to keep making stuff for you to enjoy the past few month. I completely revamped the podcast on Patreon so that members could now enjoy even more running pods with Sonia, a mini-series on independent book shops, Marion McKeone on the greatest scandals in American history and bigger guests than ever before on Sunday’s Irishman Abroad big interview show. If you want the show to keep going and you’d like to keep on getting more of it, pop over an d join up.
Return Of The Craic went from online to the real world with shows resuming here in the UK a while ago. I’m happy to say the shows we have put on have all sold out. We are now adding a big show in London for the Underbelly Festival on September 25th. I’d absolutely love you to come and see a massive lineup of acts who played the club during lockdown, in person for the first time.
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Notions Eleven, my first ever standup special, has landed on the RTE Player and is now available to stream worldwide for FREE for the first time. This show is my baby. It took more than a year to put together and we were so lucky to get it filmed just under the wire on March 6th, 2020. I think you’re going to love it.
This Friday’s online comedy show in aid of frontline charities includes some Irish comedy royalty. Ardal O’Hanlon joins Jarlath, Sunil Patel and Hal Cruttenden for a night of laughs and chat. You can be there too. Streams can be reserved for just £10 with all profits going directly to frontline charities in desperate need. The show starts at 8pm but you can access the full live show via Youtube any time before midnight on Friday February 26th. Patrons of Irishman Abroad can received free tickets each week. Yet another reason to sign up over at www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. For as little as £4 a month you will get three weekly podcasts with Marion McKeone and Sonia O’Sullivan plus our monthly recommendations show “The Selection Box”.
Return Of The Craic, my comedy club, is now happening on a weekly basis. In the real world it happens in my local venue. In this weird world of lockdown it happens online. We give the profits from the shows to charity and key workers get in free each week. This week it’s charity workers turn. Spread the word. These shows work very simply in that you register and get a link. 20 audience members sit up from in the show and the rest get a private link for YouTube. I have spent about 9 months getting these gigs to work properly, sound great and look great. We need to laugh at the end of these mad weeks and we need to help these charities. Just click here to register and get your tickets.
Since all this madness began I have more than tripled the output from Irishman Abroad podcasts. There’s the running/wellness podcast with the legend Sonia O’Sullivan, the America podcast with our US correspondent Marion McKeone, our cultural recommendations podcast The Selection Box and of course our big interview each Sunday. There’s never been a better time to jump on board and get access to it all here.
But wait there’s more we also released new Irishman Inside Basketball, Men Behaving Better episodes and a new YouTube video version of The Selection Box exclusive to our members.
Stay safe and I’ll see you at the gigs hopefully.
Notions is my brand new standup special and it’s out now for download and stream for the very reasonable price of $5. Not only will you get the special but you’ll also get a month’s worth of access to all the Irishman Abroad content including my other special Organ Freeman, documentary series, bonus series and of course the entire Irishman Abroad archive.
Notions Eleven would have gone to the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre, on tour and back to Vicar Street but now comedy is in a coma. Buying this special or any standup comedian’s special is the best way to make sure it blinks its eyes open at the end of this thing. I want to keep making comedy and the Irishman Abroad series. Releasing the special this way gives me a chance. I know you’re going to love it. Notions covers all the big topics Epstein, trifle, British people and their obsessions and of course Irishmen and their inability to be charming while living in Ireland. Here’s where you need to go to get it.
Enjoy. Stay safe. Don’t be a spanner. Wear a mask. Become a Patron!
Happy to say that on August 1st, Irishman Abroad and all our podcasts will completely move to Patreon. It’s a big move designed to allow us to continue to make the show sustainably for years to come. What does it mean? Well starting on August first you will be able join up as a member and in return you will find all our weekly podcasts, archive and other exclusive series such as Irishman In America with Marion McKeone in one place, on one feed.
You will still be able to get a little taste of the show over on iTunes and Soundcloud but from the start of next month Patreon becomes our new home, where you can sign up and for a small fee (less than a fiver) insure the survival of Irishman Abroad and get access to absolutely everything on the network, from the weekly shows, to the live monthly online shows to the true crime series – Irishman Bars and more.
To start it off I have a special offer that launches on August 1st. Something I have been working on for over a year. Something that I will give you with your membership if you sign up now or in the first two weeks of August. I won’t say what it is until the offer launches on August 1st but it is new and exclusive and it will be my way of saying thank you to all of you who join up for this really exciting next phase. You can wait, or do it now, either way you’ll receive the special offer on August 1st automatically. To be completely honest, I’m just very excited about the move to Patreon, what we have planned and you being part of it.
I’ve poured my life in to Irishman Abroad and now through Patreon and Premium Irishman Abroad I have found a way to make it work sustainably for the years to come. I want and need you to come with me, be part of it, help write the next chapter and enjoy everything that comes with it.
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With theatres and comedy clubs still closed I have you covered with the next best thing. The Irishman Abroad Online Comedy Club returns with a stellar line-up more guests still to be announced. You can buy an individual stream ticket and watch this show from live at home for just €5 or become a patron and get in for free from now on!
In other news The New York Times used the word “Gobshite” in its print edition thanks to Roddy Doyle. The time has come for the world to understand the subtle differences between a gobshite and an eejit. So here’s a clip from my up-coming standup special on that very subject.