Pretty much the only solo show I’ll be doing in Dublin until the Autumn. “Here For A Good Time Not A Long Time” will be exactly what it says on the poster. A night of all new standup, messing and stories with one or maybe two other acts that I love to warm you up. I’ve kept the ticket price as low as possible so more us can go. Just click on the poster to book them or give the box office a shout if you’re going with a group and they will hook you up with some sort of group discount. I really can’t wait for this one. See you there.
My new weekly column in The Irish Post has been up and running for the last three weeks. The first one is about reminding yourself you’re Irish. The second one is about children falling on their face. And this week’s article is about feeling shit about yourself in January. Each one is like stupid essay. I’ve tried to make them as funny as possible so you know, enjoy. And if you don’t enjoy, then do something else.
Such as download the new episodes of the podcast. Last week’s Irishman Abroad featured former world snooker champion Ken Doherty and this week I spoke to the Irish comedy icon Ardal O’Hanlon. It’s on Soundcloud and iTunes obviously. Click on the new dates tab and you can see where I’ll be next. This weekend Birmingham. Next weekend I’ll be doing a very special solo show as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival. Tickets are available here.
Hard to believe that the character of Nidge from Love Hate is inside Tom Vaughan Lawlor. I’ve never met a kinder person. We shared a coffee at his house and spoke to me about his journey and his life to this point. If this conversation doesn’t affect you in some way you are officially made of stone. Enjoy.
On iTunes or on Soundcloud.
Hope you had a very happy holiday season. There’s a lot of very exciting things coming up in 2014 and this time I really mean that. Not like the other times when it was just more of the same shite! To start with the podcast was named as in iTunes list of Best Of 2013. Really chuffed and grateful to all the guests, listeners and of course my producer Brian Connolly for making this possible. I’ll do my best to update the blog more often in the coming year. Promise. If you want more up to the minute updates just give us a follow on Twitter @jarlath. Thanks for all the support. If you’d like to enter the league of super friends and legends just drop us a small donation and the podcast will continue into the future. Seriously, a donation would be a huge help.
Thanks to everyone who has downloaded and listened to the podcast. “An Irishman Abroad” has been atop the iTunes hit parade for weeks now – which is crazy to me. It has been recommended by The Guardian newspaper – which is also nuts. And we now have hundreds of thousands of weekly listeners – which actually melts a small part of my brain every time I think about it.
If you haven’t got involved yet all you need to do is look in the mirror and say “Irishman, Irishman, Irishman” and I will appear and guide you through the steps of downloading it to your phone or computer. That’s not true but don’t be ashamed to try it just in case it is. For everyone else there is this handy link to iTunes or Soundcloud.
The podcast has had a couple of very generous sponsors and advertisers which have kept the whole thing a float. I hate when a podcast has the same ads week in week out so just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like your web business to sponsor the show or if you just want to get in touch. It costs very little to take an episode (something in the region of one hundred to one hundred thousand dollars) and you get a whole load of fringe benefits.
If you would like to support the podcast and you don’t have a web business just buy a pack of cards from the shop. I will be launching a special 2013 Christmas pack in the coming weeks.
Once again thanks to everyone who has made the show what it is.
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.