INN JOKES THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY 9.15 AT PATRIOT’S INN KILMAINHAM WITH APRES MATCH’S BARRY MURPHY, CHRIS KENT AND JULIE JAY – PLUS AWARD WIN!
this close to Halloween, it’s good to think about fear. It was the American wartime president Franklyn Delano Roosevelt who first said: We have nothing
to fear but fear itself. That was all very well for him to say. As a son of privilege and a president protected by a phalanx of security detail, there were plenty of people to do his fearing for him.
For the rest of us, there are many things to be afraid of and there’s no point in pretending otherwise. Contrary to another old chestnut, the best way to conquer our fears is not to confront them. Fear gets very annoyed when confronted and it might lash out and scrawl you on the face. Instead, simply bottle them up. The most pressing fear in reading this newsletter is the presence of a truly cringeworthily tenuous link, but one thing you need never fear is that there won’t be a great line up at Inn Jokes.
This week we have the great Barry Murphy. Founding father of Apres Match – which defined how to make sportsifcation funny, Soupy Norman and Irish Pictorial Weekly, the two best shows ever to be predictably discontinued by Irish television mandarins.
Joining Barry is Christ Kent -one of the finest storytelling comedians to come out of Ireland in the last decade. He is working away in all the good clubs of the UK and currently touring Ireland. A rake of critical acclaim at the Edinburgh festival under his belt, he’s the real deal.
Our opening act is still relatively early in her career but Julie Jay is going about it the right way. Winner of the Forbidden Fruit Comedy Search 2017 she has performed in Irish and English at clubs and festivals across the country, including Electric Picnic, and is shortly making her debut at the Galway Comedy festival. She presents a weekly talk show, Cupan Tae with Julie Jay, on Raidio na Life 106.4FM every Friday from 7-8pm.
IN OTHER NEWS
My radio show Colm O’Regan Wants a Word won another National Radio Award -used to be called the PPIs, now called the IMROs. And the best thing is, it was in the comedy category. Which was the intent.
Also if you watch television on Facebook (imagine writing that sentence 10 years ago, what does it even mean?), you’ll see me on the GAA’s official live stream co-presenting before the GAA All Stars on November 3rd. I’m not sure why they picked me but perhaps it’s to provide a welcome break from the athleticism, talent and commitment of the players.