What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?

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Last night.

Scenes from The StandUp4Love event in Vicar Street Vicar Street, Dublin

A night of comedy, storytelling and music featuring The Rubberbandits, Brendan Courtney, Davina Devine and many well-oiled gentlemen organised by Dublin Institute of Technology [DIT] students to raise awareness for a YES vote.

Pics: Ruth Medjber

32 thoughts on “What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?

  1. Mayor Quimby

    Serious question:
    Do Gay people find Panti amusing/entertaining?

    I saw a bit of the Irish Eurovision thing and though s/he was really poor. Like, Martin King poor

    1. ABM

      Don’t knock Martin King! Not only his he a descendant of Brian Boru, he did a very good job at getting TV3’s weather programme off the ground (i.e. ground zero). TV3 was a new venture, it was very risky and all could have gone wrong very quickly. I quite enjoyed his zoom-in map of the country (pre Google maps days) and the way people could send in photos. I found his personality quite pleasant and felt he gave communities up and down the country a bit of a lift.

      As for the man in womenswear telling us how we should vote, eh I think I’ll get my guidance elsewhere. I can see how they’d be an entertaining curiosity (for about 10 minutes – just like toilet humour), but can you imagine waking up beside one? The only place wrinkly old men dressed as seductive women has meaning is on the stage. The reality of it is not pretty.

  2. Grace

    Yes we do – Panti is a legend on the gay scene. Not just as an entertainer but a gay rights activist, amazing public speaker and owner of a fabulous bar (in a city with limited options for gay bars)
    For years now she has been at the forefront in the fight for equal rights for gay people and deserves much credit for for her efforts..

    But you go on thinking she is annoying/irrelevent/ whatever – It must be nice to live in a world of straight privilige.

    1. Bob

      They didn’t ask what you thought of Panti as an activist. They asked what you thought of Panti as an entertainer. So stop searching for offence in everything people say. As an activist Panti is phenomenal. As an entertainer, it’s just not my thing. Get over it.

      1. Nigel

        ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION, GRACE! AS ASKED GRACE! WITH RELEVANT QUOTES AND REFERENCES, GRACE! OR THEY’LL DOCK YOU MARKS, GRACE!

      1. Major Thrill

        I think comparing someone to Martin King is a pretty serious insult myself. Way worse than irrelevant or not entertaining.

        1. gertrude

          yes, it’s like comparing them to einstein or something – it’s just not fair – he’s a hard act to follow.

        2. Mayor Quimby

          I was going to go with Marty Whelan but got them mixed up.

          The clip I say was Panti trying to be funny and not being funny. The Irish Eurovision is plop so it’s difficult to say something amusing/entertaining TBF

          TBH it seemed people were going “heh, heh” out of political correctness

    2. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      Also: Rory is a terribly nice, classy guy. I’ve never seen a Panti show but I’ve met him socially and he’s great.

      1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

        I’m not gay, though, so what I’ve said is doubly irrelevant to your question, really.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          No, just because you’re not gay doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion… that’d be counter productive to the goal of inclusivity, I’d have thought….. or maybe you were being sarcastic… fuppin’ internet and it’s lack of a sarcasm font.

          1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

            Aye. Though the original question was aimed at gay people.
            I’ll put “I will, yeah” at the end of any sentence I mean sarcastically from now on, I will yeah.

  3. Ruth Medjber

    Panti was hilarious last night. Serious in parts and captivating in others. Just what was needed. Before Pantigate I remember seeing her perform in Pantibar one night at a mates birthday and I honestly don’t think I’ve laughed so hard since. It’s a hard role to do, she has to be taken seriously but yet warmly received. With so many public appearances it must be difficult to keep the material fresh too.
    I’m definitely on TeamPanti for this one. She’s a proper legend.

    also, it’s MEDJBER…”ctrl + c” will sort you next time you’re unsure! ;)

  4. James M.Chimney

    “One of Ireland’s funniest and best-known comedians is confirmed as the host of the night”

    So who was it?

    1. Ruth Medjber

      It was Al Porter. He mentioned that write up on the night and said he said was so disappointed to learn that he was the special guest he nearly didn’t bother going. They couldn’t announce that he was compare beforehand for contractual reasons. Check him out though if you don’t know him, hilarious!

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      He’s high camp. I’m not a fan of that genre, really. I’m not the target audience, I guess.
      I prefer grumpy comedians.

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