Inn Jokes January 20th with Joe Rooney, Eric Lalor, Michael Mee and Teresa Coyne
There’s no two ways about it – 2016 is shaping up not-nicely so far with the departure of a number of one-of-a-kind characters and they’re not making them like that like that any more. Then, El Nino or whoever is in charge is sending us the iceing on the mudcake after the storms. And that’s on top of it being January, anyway.
Inn jokes is not going to fix any of that but at least provide a few laughter Multivitamins to keep out the bugs.
We’ve a distinctly soapy lineup this week.
Headliner Joe is a comedy pillar in this country but also a fine actor. Last year finished a stint in Red Rock last year. Best known as Father Damo but this was but one string to his bow. In fact it’s a spare string. He’s like the back of euro he has so many strings (harp joke). He was on Killinaskully for years, recently on Callan’s Kicks, just back from an American tour. Joe is the real deal comedy-wise. With a career spanning three decades but always fresh, it’s a pleasure to have Joe at Inn Jokes this month.
Next up is a headliner in his own right Eric Lalor who you may recognise as Cathal – the Fierce Bad Fella from Fair City. If you don’t watch Fair City you might have seen photos of Eric’s character being jostled, probably against the wall of the Bistro, by another character who no doubt has battled his own demons. Eric is a very funny man and there is always room for him at this Inn even if he was run out of Carrigstown. But seriously we think he could be one of the finest comic actors Ireland has produced in a while.
Finally we have Michael Mee – a jokesmith of the highest order (the Ancient Order of JOkesmiths) . He was described by the New York media as an Irish Woody Allen. Michael also keeps the flag flying for not-shite music with his own 2XFm music show.
also a late addition – Teresa Coyne. New to comedy but she recently won the Moth storyslam so she knows how to spin a yarn!