The Olympia Theatre, Dublin: 24th September, 2018. Click here to view available tickets.
Whether he’s singing an ode to “queer tattoos,” telling his potential paramour all the things he won’t be doing for her (he ain’t fightin’ no Lion), or lamenting his new vegan lifestyle (“Tofurkey? Tof**k yourself- I want some meat”), Stephen Lynch will always consider himself “a musician trapped in the body of a comedian.” His unique blend of musical based comedy has earned him fiercely loyal fans around the world who live to experience his sold-out live shows, five best-selling CDs, his RIAA-certified Gold DVD and his top-rated Comedy Central Specials.
On November 13, 2012 Lynch’s highly anticipated fifth album, LION, was released. The album, recorded in Nashville and New York and released by What Are Records?, embodies the musical evolution of Lynch’s career. Part Americana, part folk, part alt-country, its listeners will notice a more musically sophisticated album with the same cutting humor. Stephen moved to New York in 1996, with the goal of becoming a performer. While temping during the day, he wrote songs and performed at clubs and underground music venues around Manhattan at night. Stephen quickly developed a devoted fan base and caught the attention of Comedy Central, who invited him to record his 1st cable special in 2000. That special became one of their highest rated shows in the series, almost unheard of for an unknown. His 2nd Comedy Central special debuted in January 2008, with similarly high ratings.
The Olympia Theatre, Dublin: Saturday 29th September, 2018. Click here to view available tickets.
Who is El Hablador? It is Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it’s Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious show. But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It is clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure. Ok I get it. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy. Book now to see the one they call El Hablador* live at The Olympia Theatre Saturday 29 September.
*Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.
The Olympia Theatre, Dublin: 11th November, 2018. Click here to view available tickets.
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian to be on tour. Hall’s BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself.
“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” (Scotland on Sunday)
The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.
“Blissfully Funny” (Guardian)