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Free Friday?

The 9th Public Members Bill.

The yearly tribute to comedy legend Bill Hicks.

Upstairs in Fergie’s Bar, Market Square, Tullamore, county Offaly.

Organised by much-loved impresario Johnny Keenan, who writes:

Bill Hicks was just 32 years young when he was taken by pancreatic cancer in 1994. Respected for his honesty and hilarity, he is considered the comedians comedian.

He continues to inspire artists who are in contact with their mind heart and soul. These artists will showcase their original talent and talk about the power and influence that Bill still has on the world, 28 years after his passing.

Never to capitalise on Bill’s good name. The annual event has been able to raise awareness for many campaigns and charities. This year, Family Carers Ireland  will be the benificiary.

Tickets are €15 can be bought from Family Carers office on Market Square Tullamore. Online tickets to thelaughingstockcomedyclub@gmail.com.

Fergie’s Bar

Free this evening?


In The People’s Park, Tullamore, county Offaly.

Johnny ‘Reggae’ Keenan (top left), a familiar face to viewers of Broadsheet on the Telly,  writes:

I’m doing my skankin’ Social Dis-Dancin’ today. Celebrating for 71 minutes the music and message of Bob Marley, in a public display of affection. To celebrate his 36 Years as a ‘Soul Rebel’ and to commemorate 40 Years as a ‘Legend’. I will play all the Bob classics (real classics for the real fans) from a speaker at the bottom of the People’s Park in town.

Bring your positive vibes and let’s get together!


Bring skins.

Bob Marley: 40th anniversary of the music pioneer’s death (BBC)

But enough about that.

A date for your diary.

Johnny Keenan (him off the telly) writes:

The Laughing Stock Comedy Club are back with their ‘6th Public Members Bill’.

26th February 2020 is the 26th anniversary of Bill Hicks’ passing and we are honoured to have his brother Steve Hicks (top left with Bill in the 1980s and interviewed in a 2015 documentary, above)) live in The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

Steve will share his own memories, and answer any questions you always wanted answered about the life and times of Bill.

The 3 hour show will also feature live tributes by comedians singers and poets who play from their f**kin heart, video tributes and other surprises. A raffle will take place for a portrait of Bill.

As always a local [ Dublin] charity and Bill Hicks Wildlife Foundation will benefit from door and raffle receipts, after costs.

Tickets €17.50 (excluding booking and handling fee) are on sale now (at link below.

Bill Hicks Tribute Night (Sugar Club)

Bill Hicks Tribute (Facebook)


Free Saturday, August 17?

Why not celebrate Woodstock in the midlands.

Johnny Keenan writes:

Calling All Activists & Artists! When we think of Woodstock we ultimately think of peace, love, understanding, respect and honesty, via the art of Rock N’ Roll.

It’s very fitting then that on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock (to the day) should be celebrated In a Discovery Park in the middle of Ireland.

Offaly Good Vibes endeavor to celebrate and emulate in some small way the spirit of Woodstock, by creating “Offaly Good Stock” on Saturday 17th August 2019 12pm – 8pm Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly, Ireland.

All that we ask is you bring an open mind and open heart with a packed lunch.

AND Please dress appropriately in Woodstock Garb.

Offaly Good Stock – Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

‘Change Makers’.

Featuring Gemma O’Doherty, Seamus Maye, Anna Kavanagh and Alo Mohan.

On Monday, August 13 in St Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall, Butts Green, Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny at 7:45pm with a suggested donation of €5.

Activist & Artist Facilitator Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!), writes:

Some of Ireland’s leading campaigners for change come together for an evening to speak about corruption and its impact on democracy and the public good.

From the worlds of journalism, banking, education, farming and the courts, the speakers will discuss their own battles in tackling wrongdoing at the hands of state institutions.

And why local communities need to stand up against corruption in all its guises in order to create a fairer society that holds power to account and makes the best use of public money.

Rhyme  n Reason presents Change Makers in Kilkenny (Facebook)

Previously: Gemma O’Doherty: They Are Laughing At You

This morning/afternoon

Borris Castle, County Carlow.

Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) joins ‘revellers’ at BARE music and arts Festival for choons, chats and massive amounts of drugs hugs.

Johnny (in pic 6) is live tweeting from the festival and can be followed here and here.


Thursday: BARE All This Weekend


This afternoon.

Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath.

Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) has got a laminate and he’s going to use it.

Johnny will be reporting and tweeting for the ‘sheet from the Body & Soul Festival throughout the weekend. He can be followed here.

If you see him, why not say ‘hello’ and have the ‘chat’?

He’s on his own.

Body & Soul




This evening.

Johnny Keenan ‘hangs’ at the Dark ‘n Stormy tent.

He may still be there if you are about the festival.

Would a quick ‘hello’ kill you?

From top: from left: Gino Kenny, Vera Twomey, Hazel Robinson and Kenny Tynan; from left: Johnny Keenan, Vera Twomey  and Mike Cunningham in Athlone last Sunday. Above: Kenny addressing a rally in Athlone.

Last night.

Longford, County Longford.

A rally and march across Longford town to promote the legalisation of cannabis.

Kenny Tynan, who has brain tumour and recently had his cannabis oil seized, was joined by friends, family and fellow activists Vera Twomey, Gino Kenny TD, Hazel Robinson Mike Cunningham and Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) to urge the easing of access to medicinal cannabis.

Kenny Tynan

Previously: Athlone He Stands