10 Days in Dublin | Comedy Picks
Kicking off today, 10 Days in Dublin is back again this year after rocking the capital last year with a ten day line-up of music, theatre, comedy and more. This year however, the “multidisciplinary, open-format, arts festival” (i.e. anything goes) is expanding to accommodate over 96 acts across more than 26 venues, and with programme entry based on submission, the openness of the festival not only guarantees something for everyone, but also that you’re bound to find something you’ve never seen before or never thought you would.
Some of the highlights include the award-winning plays 'Sluts' and 'Spurt', an Irish production of the Edinburgh Fringe First winning play 'Heroin(e) for Breakfast', the Trinity College Orchestra, Cloud Castle Lake, a special night of Milk and Cookies stories, and rising star Shane Gillen's new magic show 'Mind Heist, but here’s our picks for comedy during the festival.
David O’Doherty: All Killer/Some Filler Work-in-Progress Showstravaganza
July 11th at 8pm
The Twisted Pepper
The DOD always brings the laughter, so this work-in-progress “Showstravaganza” showing off new material he’s prepping for his summer shows is set to be a sell-out and totally worthy of that fact. Beg, borrow and steal your way in if you can!
David Reilly and Kevin Lockard – Game Boys: Live!
July 12th at 18.30
The International Bar
Running Time 60 mins
For those of us who grew up with SNESs and MegaDrives, this new show from two of Ireland’s funniest up-and-comers Kevin Lockard and David Reilly is the one for you. A fully multimedia affair is promised, and anyone who’s ever gotten red-shelled an inch from the finish line or KO’d by a button-masher. And even if you have no idea what any of that means, if you’re a fan of comedy and trash talk, you’re in for a good one here.
Jarlath Regan – The Audacity Of Hope And The Inspirational Stupidity Of Perseverance
July 6th and 7th at 6pm
The New Theatre
If you’ve heard his name, you don’t really need to read on as you know what you’re in for. If you haven’t heard of Jarlath Regan yet, well get your ass down to The New Theatre and have it thoroughly laughed off. Destined to hit the big-time any day now, his new show chronicles his own 'dust yourself off and try again' stories so you know you’re in for a good time.
Trevor Browne - I Think… I Am
July 7th at 6.30pm
The International Bar – Upstairs
Trevor Browne - the greatest folk-rock singer of all time takes a break from fame to go on a journey of self-discovery. After a hugely successful run at the Free Fringe in 2011, Browne returns to the festival with his hit songs, acclaimed poetry, and now, the meaning of life.
The Trevor Browne character (played, conveniently, by Trevor Browne) is an arrogant, alpha male, singer songwriter/poet, who believes to have influenced artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to name but a few. The comedy style presented in his performance consists of musical comedy, one-liner comedy, abstract storytelling and absurd poetry.
For tickets and more information, check out the full programme on www.10daysindublin.ie.
Compiled by David O'Shaughnessy
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Thursday 5th July 2012 | Comedy
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