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Comedy Wins At The Emmys

So much comedy, so little time. Veep took home the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series making this it’s third win. The HBO comedy was up against “black-ish,” “Master of None,” “Atlanta,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Modern Family,” and “Silicon Valley. Veep actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus brought home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy …

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What Key & Peele Teach Us About Comedy

Wisecrack have deconstructed what makes Key and Peele’s sketches so funny. Comedy creators will find some inspiration here, particularly in the idea of looking for humour in everyday human behaviour, and how to translate that into great comedy. If you’ve never heard of Key & Peele then are you even …

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A Louis CK Joke Broken Down

The Nerdwriter deconstructs a short Louis CK joke.  Louis CK is widely regarded as one of the best stand ups around today. This excellent video by ‘The Nerdwriter’ gets to the heart of his craft, focussing on the value of each word and action. Nothing is wasted. It all adds …

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Heard It Say – A new Irish joke book

The new joke book is due out September 25th. Heard It Say is 104 pages of one-liners and celebrity quotes. It’s illustrated throughout with original cartoons by ad agency creative Aidan Dowling. Obviously, Trump features prominently, but there’s also a lot of topical Irish jokes to amuse people. It will be available to …

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Jim Carrey Shocks Public With His Art

Jim Carrey describes what was missing from his life. Colour. He shocked the public by releasing a mini documentary about his love for painting. It runs over six minutes and shows him working on various pieces in his studio in New York. “I like the independence of it. I love …

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Nicky Byrne To Star In Bridget & Eamon

Season three of the Irish comedy will premiere September 19th on RTE 2.  It has been hinted that 2fm presenter Nicky Byrne will appear on the show in season four. The show creators Jennifer Zamparelli and Bernard O’Shea also co-host Breakfast Republic on 2FM which is followed by Nickys show. Stuffed …

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The Rubberbandits’ New Song Tackling Suicide

“You’ve to hold on to hope. You are important to someone Sonny, so put down the rope.” You wouldn’t think it by their appearance, wearing plastic bags on their faces but The Rubberbandits have become a vital voice for social issues today. Sunday September 10th marked as World Suicide Prevention …

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