The Comedy Cast Interview with Irish Stand-up Comedian Caimh McDonnell

Today you’ll be hearing a belter of a podcast with Irish stand-up comedian and author, Caimh McDonnell. This is a long one as tends to happen when you get two Irish lads on the phone together, clocking it at nearly an hour.

I had a great time talking to Caimh, his stand-up is fantastic, he’s got a great talents for telling hilarious stories and being spontaneous with the crowd as well.

We spoke about how his show has changed over the years, how he has honed his comedic talents while writing for other comedians and performers thanks to his time writing for a multitude of British TV panel shows. We also chatted about his first book “A Man with One of Those Faces” and how it came about. We spoke about his recent Edinburgh Show “Bride and Prejudice” and his experiences with racism.

Rugby gets a mention, Caimh is the stadium announcer for London Irish, as does football, former Irish manager Giovanni Trapattoni gets a mention when Caimh asked him what happened when Nigeria scored a goal against Ireland.

We also spoke about the podcast he puts out with British stand-up comedian Gary Delaney called Panel Beaters, a panel show where the losers die as the game progresses.

We spoke too about Pet Squad…..Dodge the beagle, Sheeba the tabby cat and Bingo the guinea pig – three domestic pets who lead a thrilling double life as unlikely superheroes….a CBBC cartoon Caimh wrote many moons ago.

As I said, this interview is a long one but it was fascinating to speak to someone who is still totally in love with comedy and who is a successful stand-up, comedy writer and author

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Caimh McDonnell
Caimh McDonnell

Hello and welcome back to another episode of The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing a belter of a podcast with Irish stand-up comedian and author, Caimh McDonnell.

This is a long one as tends to happen when you get two Irish lads on the phone together, clocking it at nearly an hour.

I had a great time talking to Caimh, his stand-up is fantastic, he’s got a great talents for telling hilarious stories and being spontaneous with the crowd as well.

We spoke about how his show has changed over the years, how he has honed his comedic talents while writing for other comedians and performers thanks to his time writing for a multitude of British TV panel shows. We also chatted about his first book “A Man with One of Those Faces” and how it came about. We spoke about his recent Edinburgh Show “Bride and Prejudice” and his experiences with racism.

Rugby gets a mention, Caimh is the stadium announcer for London Irish, as does football, former Irish manager Giovanni Trapattoni gets a mention when Caimh  asked him what happened when Nigeria scored a goal against Ireland.

We also spoke about the podcast he puts out with British stand-up comedian Gary Delaney called Panel Beaters, a panel show where the loser dies at the end.

We spoke too about Pet Squad…..Dodge the beagle, Sheeba the tabby cat and Bingo the guinea pig  – three domestic pets who lead a thrilling double life as unlikely superheroes….a CBBC cartoon Caimh wrote many moons ago.

As I said, this interview is a long one but it was fascinating to speak to someone who is still totally in love with comedy and who is a successful stand-up, comedy writer and author.

Caimh’s website: here

Caimh’s Facebook: here

Caimh’s Twitter: here

Panelbeaters’ website: here

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