38 thoughts on “Sean Hughes: Dead At 51

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I remember seeing him at the Cat Laughs at his peak, then again fairly recently. Very smart. Tremendously likeable: his grumpy persona was nice grumpy…

  2. Johnny Keenan

    A great comedian! who was the first of his generation to brake down the ‘Paddy’ stereotypes in London and across the water in the 80’s. Paved the way for all the Irish comedians who ply their trade over there today.
    Hope they remember that. RTE won’t.
    RIP Sean Hughes

      1. Johnny Keenan

        Thanks Joe. Like all real Irish talent he is only known by the few who know what real talent is

  3. Yep

    Loved Sean’s Show back in the day. Surrealist humour that wasn’t po-faced and pretentious.

    I think a few are up on youtube, for the day that’s in it.


  4. bertie blenkinsop

    I’ve been looking for years for a routine he did about Dexys Midnight Runners, I used to have it on cassette but have had no luck finding it to date

    If anyone encounters it please post the link, it’s him as a kid singing like Kevin Rowland at a house party, it’s hilarious

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        Hi Joe, it was stand up, I had it on a compilation of stand up comedy from various comedians.
        Basically the routine as I remember it was that he was a kid and asked to sing at a house party.
        after some protestation he begins singing in a Kevin Rowland voice
        (you’ll have to trust me on this, it was much funnier than I’m describing)

    1. Johnny Keenan

      Click the link on my post above Bertie. The Kevin Rowland gag is 46:20 in.
      Treat yourself the whole show again. Class

  5. :-Joe

    Sean’s official website with links etc.

    Series one on channel 4oD but here’s his YT Channel with the full unreleased series 2 of Sean’s Show

    He was a breath of fresh, cheeky, boozy air. Like a good auld roaring fart in a church and the closest thing to being the Irish version of one of his own hero’s in Bill Hicks, who he wrote a forward for in his posthumous biography American Scream..
    – Whatever the fook that’s supposed to mean…. idk sometimes..


  6. :-Joe

    Hi Broadshhet, just noticed you deleted a couple of comment threads… one criticising Sean Hughes lifestyle and replys etc..

    Do you really think that cencorship is the way to go?.. Why not have a simple hide/unhide option that hides comments that people don’t like but you can read what was said however offensive if you wish and for the sake of freedom of speech.

    It might take a few hours off your workload as well.

    Justsayinlike… since we’re on a post about the death of an artist who traded in openly discussing thoughts and ideas.


    1. Pat Kenny's wife

      A couple of mouths weighing on whether the man too a drink too many and him not even cold on his deathbed, do we really need to hear from those kinds of people?

    2. rotide

      Certain other peoples obits have turned into complete shtshows on here. In this specific case (obits), I have no problem whatsoever with heavier than usual moderation, mainly out of respect but also to prevent some impressive double standards (in other words, You may only blacken the names of the dead as long as they ‘deserved’ it)

  7. Spaghetti Hoop

    Some seriously good gags of his doing the rounds now he’s dead;

    “Bob Dylan wrote, “The times are a-changing” in 1964. It only took Ireland 20 years to pick up the message, but transportation and communication were notoriously bad back then.”

    “I thought when I was 41, I would be married with kids. Well, to be honest, I thought I would be married with weekend access.”

    “I knew I was drinking too much when I had to be put out at a party. I don’t mean I was asked to leave. My jacket was on fire.”

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