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The Tommy Tiernan Top 10

He may have missed Cat Laughs in Kilkenny but Ireland’s best ever stand up is soon back on stage. If you are heading for the best big’ittle festival in Ireland,  Castlepalooza in Tullamore on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd  …big news for the festival comedy stage The Laughter Lab. One of Ireland’s greatest, …

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VIDEO – today’s best comedy film director?

If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This video is an analysis and appreciation of one of the finest comedic voices in modern day cinema. And if you …

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How Visual is Your Comedy?

Grintage Ireland is keen to receive more comedy shorts and nothing works better online than minimal dialogue packed with visual gags – or a big visual gag finish!  If you do have an interest in Comedy it is good to get an understanding where it all started? Learn from the masters and …

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How many Irish comics in Sean Hughes Top 10?

Voted as one the top 40 stand ups EVER on Channel 4, comedian, author and actor SEAN HUGHES arrives at Cat Laughs for the first time this week and is already being tipped as one of the stars of the long weekend. Travelling the world with award winning sold out one-man shows is …

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Funny Bruce Springsteen on U2

Bono joined Bruce Springsteen last evening in Croke Park to belt out a cover of Patti Smith’s ‘Because the Night’. This video takes us back more than 10 years ago when The Boss was asked to do the honours and introduce the 4 piece from Dublin into the US Rock & …

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Weekend is close … choose your best 10 and play it by ear. Here’s the final suggestion box. And yes – the first chat up line should be spoken by a male! You know how they say skin is the largest organ on the human body? Not in my case. They …

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Well if the first 50 didn’t work there is always much worse – here’s another 50 silly and cheesy intro chat up lines to break the ice. Happy hunting and if rejected at least have fun trying  …  I’m no organ donor but I’d be happy to give you my heart. …

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R.I.P. Burt Kwouk – Pink Panthers CATO!!

Burt Kwouk, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato Fong in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85. A statement said: “Beloved actor Burt Kwouk has sadly passed peacefully away 24th May. “The family will be having a private funeral but there will be a memorial at a …

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What joke do you prefer?

The below article is linked to the previous Best Joke Ever post and during the research in finding the funniest joke ever the following ‘league table’ lists the countries in the order of how funny they found the jokes: Most funny: Germany France Denmark UK Australia The Republic of Ireland …

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