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The Best Chicken Fillet Roll In Ireland?

The Facebook page The Chicken Fillet Roll Review are lads who are on a mission to find the best chicken fillet roll in the world. They’ve travelled all over the world but Ireland holds the top contenders. Below is the top chart of chicken rolls. They are sorted by rating, value and …

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TED Talk: Hacking Comedy

In this hilarious talk, Baratunde shows us how to hack a few of our everyday digital experiences. Comedian Baratunde Thurston cares enough to engage the world socially and politically with his provocative brand of technology infused wit. He challenges conventional narratives on race, technology and politics with his particular brand …

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Comedy Book: Dustin The Turkey ‘Wiki Beaks’

Ireland’s favourite bird Dustin the Turkey has announced his first book entitled Wiki Beaks. Dustin is a controversial Irish puppet performed by Irish comedian John Morrison. He first graced our screens in children’s TV show ‘The Den’ and has come a long way from there. Along with joining cohosts on kids show he also …

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Madonna Does Stand-Up Comedy

Madonna joined Amy Schumer has on stage for her comedy debut. During Amy Schumer’s New York’s Comedy Cellar slot Madonna decided to have a go at stand-up. The pair share the same manager so this isn’t the first time they have crossed paths. Madonna introduced Schumer at one of her Madison Square …

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Where to Find Visual Comedy

This is a great 10 minute video analysing Jacques Tati, a master of visual comedy. It explains how the simplest things can be the funniest with intelligent use of props, sound and observation. If you watch a lot of film essays, then you’ve probably heard the complaint that visual comedy is …

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Zach Braff’s Simpsons Moment

It was back in 1999 when The Simpsons aired their Thirty minutes over Tokyo episode.  Remember when Homer found his doppleganger who was the face of a Japanese laundry detergent Mr Sparkle? Well the exact same thing has happened to Zach Braff. Except it wasn’t for laundry detergent, it was …

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FAT CHANCERS on Tour

Lots of Laughs? Fat chance! Weight loss? Slim chance! Irish comedy fans are in for a double dose of laughs with the announcement by top Irish stand-ups Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain of their first-ever joint tour, Fat Chancers, which comes to Vicar Street on 24th February courtesy of Aiken Promotions.  The pair …

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