My podcast, An Irishman Abroad is now available on iTunes. It’s a series of interviews with well known Irish people about moving abroad, comedy, life and the most important lessons they have learned. Over the next few months we’ll have some of the biggest names in entertainment, sport and public life sharing their experiences stories and wisdom. The first the episode is a cracker with the most generous man in comedy Graham Linehan. Graham opens up about moving to “druggy” London, writing Ted and why he believes “90% of everything is crap”. Click to subscribe or just listen. If you like it give it a subscription and a rating. You’ll be the first to hear when a new episode goes up.
Thanks to everyone who downloaded the new album from Bandcamp. A lot of people (some people = seems like a lot due to my crankiness) have asked how they can get a hardcopy of it. First of all, seriously? A hardcopy of an album? What’ll it be next an internet connection that you can use while someone is on the landline? Secondly, you can get a hardcopy of the album at any of these up-coming shows by coming up to me afterwards (not during).
May 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th…International Bar, Dublin
May 9th, 10th, 11th…The Laughter Lounge, Dublin
May 15th…The Comedy Cellar Dublin / Inn Jokes at The Patriot’s Inn
May 16th…BBC Telly Thing, Glasgow Scotland
May 18th…The Bankers, Dublin
May 19th…Salisbury Arts Centre, Edinburgh Preview Show
May 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th…The Stand, Edinburgh
May 31st – June 3rd…Something I can’t talk about*
June 4th…St Abans, Dandy Comedy Club
June 5th…The Courtyard, Shoreditch – Edinburgh Preview
June 6th…The Stag Theatre, Windsor
June 7th…Surrey Comedy Club, Somewhere in Surrey I guess?
*The thing I can’t tell you about is starting on May 31st. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages. I’ve never been so excited about a thing. I promise to tell you as soon as I can.
Apart from that you can see me on the BBC on May 15th in a show I did about the Eurovision.
In other news, yesterday a woman who works for the British government asked me what name is on my birth certificate. I told her it’s actually Brian but everyone calls me Jarlath. She said, “Well it’s Ireland isn’t it.” Then like a fucking eejit I said, “Yeah!”
The album I recorded ages ago in Dubin’s Laughter Lounge can be downloaded from this handy little website. You can listen to a sample track or just have faith that it’s good and download it right away. It only costs £5 and comes a with a free digital booklet. I’m pretty proud of it to be honest. I think you’ll like it too. Click on the image if the first link didn’t work.
If you live in England and like my stuff you’re in luck. And if you live in Ireland and don’t like my stuff, you’re also in luck. I live in North London now. I moved a while ago but there is a big delay on the internet here so this post is quite late. If you want to contact me my email is still email@example.com – I’m not sure what the international access code is but it should be +353. If you want to book me to do things the best thing to do is contact this very nice lady – firstname.lastname@example.org . More announcements to follow shortly but for now, here are some live dates that might be near you:
Mar 15th, Worthing Theatre
Mar 16th, Marketplace Armagh
Mar 17th London Irish Festival Trafalgar Sq
Mar 19th / 20th Berkhamsted Comedy Festival
Mar 21st Chiswick Headliners
Mar 23rd East Yard, Camden Town
Mar 28th Therapy Room, Tumbridge Wells
Mar 29th Bottle Rocket Comedy Club, Coventry
Mar 31st The Cube, Leeds
April 5th The Glee Club, Birmigham
April 6th Hilarity Bites, Darlington
April 7th Hampstead Comedy Club
April 11th Windsor Firestation
April 12th / 13th The Cube, Leeds
April 16th The Magic Garden, Battersea
April 19th / 20th Bristol Comedy Box
April 22nd Sheffield University
Hope to see you at one of the shows. I’ll be back in Ireland for a couple of shows in May / June.
It seems like someone has nominated me for an award! Mind you, it’s one of those online poll-based awards so the winner will more than likely be the person that convinces all their friends to go to the website and vote or the person with the best online poll-rigging software. I can’t afford any such thing so if you want to vote ten times a day you can by visiting this website and going to the stand-up section.
The last few boxes of my cards are on sale in the Jigser.com shop if you want them. If you’re not into PayPal or cards with credit go to the real bricks and mortar shop on 15 Duke Street – just off Grafton Street. They’re more expensive there but you get to walk out of the shop with them in your hands.
The album recording was a very special night. Thanks to everyone that came. I should be able to release the final version online in the next few weeks.
I’m very happy to announce my first ever solo night in The Laughter Lounge in Dublin. Sure I’ve done little spots there before but never have I been given the whole venue for a whole night. I’m excited and I have all sorts of plans and surprises lined up for you if you come along.
There’s more. I’m also taking the opportunity to record my second live album on the night so if you show up, as a way to say thank you, you’ll receive a download code and will be able to get it for free when it comes out. Then you can listen to it while doing the dishes or driving your car or anything really, how you chose to live your life is your choice.
This show has been 6 months in the making and Aiken Promotions have helped to put the whole thing together so you can be sure it will be a goody. I want to thank Rob Stears and Shane Langan for applying their talent to making this poster for me.
Finally, as a regular visitor to my website I’m offering you a discount on the tickets for this big event. Just click here and enter the promo code: “CHEAP” and you’ll get a substantial amount off each ticket you buy. If you’re not a regular visitor and just stumbled across this…I am going to have to trust you not to abuse this facility. You’re going to abuse it aren’t you. Damn it!
Freak Of Nurture was the first live comedy album I ever recorded. Until now it was only available on ye olde CDs but now, I am happy to say they are all sold out. So from this point forward you can download it from here for a measly $6 or if you’re rich, whatever amount you want to give! It’s a good little album of 11 tracks or an hour in length. I’m very proud of it and I think you’ll like it.
This is the poster for my new show. It’s a collection of jokes, stories, illustrations, tips and songs* about being silly in the face of adversity. Like the poster says it’ll be in Edinburgh from August 1st to the 25th but I’ll be previewing it all over the place before then. Here are just some of the dates. Please come along.
June 21st – The Source Arts Centre, Thurles – 8PM
July 6th & 7th – The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin – 6PM
July 13th & 14th – The Pleasance Islington, London – 7.30PM
July 17th – Secret Preview (Email for details) – 7.00PM
July 23rd, 24th, 25th – The International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin – 7.00PM
July 27th – The Ruby Room, Galway – 1.00PM
Here is the thing I did in London town last week.