Editor's Pick of Comedy
If you want great comedy over the coming weeks, you need look no further than right here on entertainment.ie. Below are our top three picks!
First up we have tickets to one of the UK's top female comedians - Francesca Martinez - at Whelan's on June 30th:
Francesca performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 where she received rave reviews across the board, played to packed houses and won a Fringe Network Award. The show was also a hit in Australia earlier this year where she completed a 52-date tour of Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Francesca has mild cerebral palsy (she prefers to call herself 'wobbly') and is one of the UK's top comedians. Her unique brand of comedy is both universal and hard-hitting, challenging perceptions and preconceptions. The show is ‘hilarious and deeply moving… one of the finest pieces of writing on the Fringe’ ***** (Metro 2011). Francesca is well-known for her starring role in 'Extras' opposite Kate Winslet and Ricky Gervais. She has toured internationally with sell-out performances in Hollywood, New York, Montreal, Dublin, Cape Town, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, alongside Emma Thompson. Francesca was Richard Herring's special guest on his Radio 4 series 'Richard Herring’s Objective' last autumn which received an unprecedented amount of praise and was chosen for 'Pick Of The Week' on Radio 4.
For those of you heading to the Kerry Comedy Festival on July 1st we have d'Unbelieeevable Pat Short:
The fantastic Pat Shortt brings his new show 'I Am The Band' to Dingle on Sunday July 1st as part of the Kerry Comedy Festival 2012. Pat's new one-man comedy show charts the life of Dixie Walsh(Jumbo Breakfast Roll, Where Did My Money Go) a solo lounge musician. I Am The Band is a hilarious look at life on the back roads between Ireland´s dance halls, and a tribute to one of this country's true music legends - Dixie Walsh.
Then for the Dara O'Briain fans among us (which basically means everyone) we have an exciting humour filled discussion in Trinners on July 13th:
Dara Ó Briain presents The Age of Reason: How Logic Can Save Us... Again. The world in which we live faces the most serious challenges in almost every realm: social, economic, political, environmental... Many of the horrendous problems that humanity has created for itself, and the planet we inhabit, have their roots in bad practice and bad ideas, based on bad thinking. That is not to say 'evil' thinking, but rather thinking that is unscientific, illogical, and prone to fallacies of all sorts. Dara Ó Briain and a panel of scientists and thinkers take a humorous journey through logic, reason and scientific thinking to see how their use solved problems in the past. They will also take an illustrated look at where their absence has caused disaster. And they examine how we can all learn from those mistakes to fix things broken by bad thinking. Scientific thinking is not just for scientists, you know.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Tuesday 26th June 2012 | Comedy
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