“Him and the other Catholic boys used to meet there and fistfight the Protestants on that bridge.”
Chris Gethard is an American stand-up comedian you may recognise from Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer. If you were at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens last year you may have seen him there.
He was on the Conan O’Brien show last week and told some interesting stories including the sexual side effects of taking drugs and his worst audition.
The comedian chatted about his trip to Ireland:
I don’t know if you found the same thing. I feel like Ireland is, like, the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, kindest people I’ve ever met and you are always thirty seconds away from the saddest conversation you’ve ever had.
Whatever could you possibly mean, Chris?
During his stay he visited the village where his family grew up and met a local man who knew them. Gethard asked him, “Do you remember any happy memories involving my family?”
He said, ‘I do remember once your great uncle saved a simpleton from drowning in a pond.’”
This must have gained his interest as he later rang his mother to ask him about his grandfather. She told him that he loved a particular bridge:
Him and the other Catholic boys used to meet there and fistfight the Protestants on that bridge.