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‘GAA Local Legend: A Life Well Spent’

A short comedy animation from Just The Tipp, who write:

Local man and GAA enthusiast, Joe Nelligan has dedicated over 30 years of his life to training the youth of the parish in the ways of the GAA. When his under 12s team emerges victorious in the little league county final, Joe’s lifetime of dedication has paid off, or so it would seem. The lads in Ryan’s discuss!

Just The Tipp

Thanks Steveo

Emma Doran’s boozy alter-ego Charlotte is ‘a sh*t stirring tramp’

The pubs are back soon.

Good news for Emma.,

Bad news for Charlotte.

Emma Doran writes:

On September 21,  the pubs will re-open. A substantial meal will no longer be a requirement and the 105-minute limit is set to be scrapped – in certain circumstances.

Although I’m happy for publicans, for me this announcement has brought some sadness. I gotten quite relaxed about Charlotte showing up the odd time.

It’s always a mystery when Charlotte is going to appear. Charlotte is obviously my drunk alter ego – We all know a Charlotte. She seems sweet but she’s actually a shit stirring tramp who will ruin her 11 year relationship for a 25 year old bar man called Ste with Aqua marine eyes.

So that’s why she has to be kept inside under strict supervision.

Charlotte tends to favour white wine drinking at speed. Just like Cinderella, once the clock strikes 12 Charlotte needs to get the fuck out of there before things start to go to the shits. And don’t get me wrong she is great craic but she really is better if she has a couch to fall asleep on by 11.30pm.

I’ll still soldier on and do the odd bit of drinking at home but Charlotte isn’t allowed out anymore. Not since she got us barred from the Workman’s and left the kettle in a taxi.

Pubs are great and everything but you can’t disappear for 45 mins, come back wearing your dressing gown, blaring East 17 on your phone all set to burn some microwave popcorn followed by some ballroom dancing with the dog.

To be honest Charlotte was brought out of retirement purely for lockdown so going forward some may just have to do some consultancy work for special occasions like weddings and funerals. But Charlotte needs someone now who is willing to give her a good time and show her the sights of the city.

I forgive Charlotte for losing phones and reigniting 3 year old arguments at 2am but like the great Lauren Conrad – Charlotte, I want to forgive you and I want to forget you.

I Don’t Want The Pubs To Re-open (Emma Doran)

Emma Doran

Comedians Against Covid – Pass It On

David Keeling writes:

A cheesy retro comedy power-ballad video to show support for frontline workers from Irish comedians, including Kevin McGahern, Tara Flynn, Jen Hatton, Joe Rooney and more.

All done in aid of St Vincent’s Foundation.

In fairness,

Pass It On (Comedians Against Covid)

Of course you do.

Staying in this weekend?

Of course you are.

Caroline Swords writes:

Hysteria Ireland – the online comedy network for everyone 2 metres apart or further – is broadcasting FREE LIVE COMEDY every night here.

This weekend there’s Brian Cheatle’s “Retro Vision: The Terrible Movie Show” from Ireland’s last remaining VHS video store at 9pm and Ian Lynam’s “Autistics Speak” all-autistic comedy hour at 11pm.

Tomorrow at 8pm,, Allie O’Rourke’s “Post Performance Pints” features laid-back comedy chats with musical guests.

Hysteria Ireland is on Facebook  – it’s grand if you’ve ditched Facebook, no FB login is required, just click the link and have a goo.

So if you’re longing for some hilarious, seat-of-the-pants live comedy drop by, we’d love to see you!

Hysteria Ireland

“One day you’re writing a sitcom for Comedy Central USA, the next you’re cutting your own hair…”

In Overnight Failure, Dublin comic Brian Cheatle  (above) – host of Retro-Vision– like many of us suddenly “finds himself middle-aged after decades of screw-ups”.

Produced by Caroline Swords, this new stand-up show plays at the Smock Alley Theatre, Lower Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 on February 27-28.

Tickets here:

Director Jonathan Miller’s fascinating documentary profile of ultra-Orthodox Jewish comic David Finklestein is the tale of a man looking to find his place in an alien world and using jokes as a means to do that.

Struggling to balance his love of stand-up with his strict religious lifestyle, Finklestein is forced to make a choice between his passion and his community.

He’s funny. You’ll like him.