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Bob Hennigan – Comedian

Bob Hennigan – Comedian

Friday, 30th October 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Described as “Mayo’s most charming ball of misery”, Bob Hennigan is a veteran of the Irish comedy scene and Resident MC of the highly-acclaimed Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club.

A past winner of the Tedfest Toilet Duck Award and Galway Fringe FestivalComedy Award, you can expect bitter rants, skewed observations and big laughs.

 

“The most criminally underrated comedian in the country.” – Irish Times

 

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Danny O’Brien Comedy

 

Danny O’Brien Comedy

Friday, 9th October 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

 

Danny O’Brien will be delivering some much needed laughs at his upcoming show here on Friday, 9th October. No stranger to Claremorris Town Hall Theatre, Danny’s first appearance was with Today FM’s Dermot & Dave. Since then, he has done numerous Comedy Festivals, TV appearances and sold-out gigs up and down the Country. His solo show; “Reformer” sold out here earlier this year, there’s no doubt this show will too. His high-energy, joke-packed set will have you bent over with laughter.

“O’Brien is genuinely, uproariously funny with a huge stage presence and wicked timing” – The Sunday Independent ★★★★★

“A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance” – Great Scott ★★★★★

“O’Brien took to the stage like a force of nature…one suspects it won’t be too much longer before stadiums come calling” – The Examiner ★★★★★

 

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About Danny

Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over twelve years, headlining regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences. As the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin, one of Ireland’s most successful comedy clubs – his friendly, high energy and anecdotal style draws in an audience and brings on the big laughs with ease!

 Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara Ó Briain – Danny was handpicked in 2016 to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of The Edinburgh Fest’ Show across Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was asked back in 2018 and again 2019, making him the only Irish comic to do the tour a record three times.

 He performed his first solo show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to rave reviews and scooped the title of “Dublin’s Funniest Comedian” at the prestigious “Stand Up For FM104” that same year. In 2013 Danny took part in the Irish TV show The RTE Comedy Awards and released his first comedy album on iTunes as part of the Irish Underground Comedy Show. He also beat sixteen of Ireland’s best up-and-coming acts to take the coveted Toilet Duck Award at Tedfest (the now-famous Father Ted celebration).

He has returned to The Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new hour each and every year since. His 2018 solo show ‘Lock-In’ sold out its entire run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and received rave reviews. The show toured over 60 dates all over the globe in 2019 including an extensive Irish tour as well as cities including London, Prague, Brno, Budapest, Berlin, LA and finally finishing with a month-long tour of Asia including Bangkok, Saigon, Hanoi, Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. His brand new show ‘Reformer’ debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival and had a series of sold-out shows in the US, Europe and a whole host of Festivals as well as a 30+ date sellout Irish and UK Tour in 2020. This year also saw him launch his own brand-new podcast ‘Danny O’ Brien’s Lunch Break’ as well as several upcoming Irish Television projects including RTE’s ‘Laughter in The Eyre’ which aired in January of this year.

 Danny featured in The 2017 Comedy Central Show “Brexit at Tiffany’s” and is a regular on Irish Television and Radio. He has toured nationally with Ireland’s biggest radio stars Dermot & Dave on their sell-out live show as well as regularly opening for acts such as The USA’s David Cross and Scotland’s Iain Stirling in Ireland’s premier comedy venue, Vicar Street. In 2018 he opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.

 During the pandemic of 2020, Danny O’ Brien launched a hugely successful company ‘Garden Gigs Ireland’ which saw him perform outdoor socially distanced shows along with Australian comedian Damian Clark to local Dublin communities and frontline workers which featured on every major Irish and UK news and media outlet. During lockdown he helped to raise over €100,000 through online shows and fundraisers for The Irish cancer Society, Pieta House and Wexford Women’s Refuge to name but a few. Danny also filmed and produced a live “Lockdown Comedy Special” which received huge viewing figures from it’s Saturday night TV airing and online, it was the first of it’s kind on Irish television and was praised for it’s innovation during the lockdown!

Seven Letter – A play by Rian Flatley

 

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Seven Letters

A play by Rian Flatley

Date TBC

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Seven Letters provides a platform for seldom heard voices; three lives are unfurled before us through a carefully constructed recipe of dialogue, monologue, and song. Stories are told, secrets revealed, and friendships forged in this poignant and often humorous play. Three very different women whose paths would otherwise never have crossed are thrown together through societal circumstance. Sensitive subject matter is handled with delicacy and care, but also brutal honesty.  A fierce hunger rages within these women, a need to be heard, to be remembered, to be loved, and to be alive. The emotional balance is finely poised, bringing us between laughter and a raw truth that evokes sadness and empathy.

Songs that reflect the plot are interwoven throughout the drama, a series of strong ballads that provide an echo of youth and hope for the future. Seven Letters is constantly asking us to pause a moment and think about the path ahead of us. This play is a tribute to everyday women who go through life with memories weighing on their hearts. These are women who suffer from love, abandonment, hope, heartbreaks. No matter what troubles fell at their feet they kept their heads up and moved on, often with wit and laughter.  Seven Letters reminds us that our youth goes by all too quickly as our passing seems to drag on for far too long.

The professional all-female cast portray an age range from 25 to 80 plus. The females in the room, whom society at large has deemed ‘invisible’, are now seen and have a voice. Their sheer determination and mission is to make you listen and relate to their stories, and ultimately respect and regard them for their age rather than punish them for it. As a society we now know that we are an ageing one, and the emotional wealth of the community can only benefit by embracing all ages, with all that they have to offer, especially fuelled by the knowledge that many of us will reach a life that has only a few years ahead but so many behind.