Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish stand-up comedian, Damien Kiely.
We kick off the interview with Damien telling me about his bittersweet weekend, a communion for one of his kids and a cat funeral.
We speak about where Damien is from, what he calls the Harlem of Dublin.
We talk about what’s been happening in Ireland that’s been making headlines recently but we end up speaking about burying animals in the backyard and Scientology. Stephen Fry gets an honourable mention as well.
We chat about how and why Damien got into comedy and he tells me about how hitting the big 4-0 was a real turning point for him in his life.
Damien speak about his first ever gig in the Ha’penny Inn at the Battle of the Axe, and about how a couple of Dutch tourists were nice enough to laugh along even though they’d no idea what was going on.
We speak about the Dublin comedy scene, its community spirit and how encouraging it is for new comedians.
Damien speaks openly about therapy in his act so I asked hm about his own experiences with going to therapy following his battle with substance abuse.
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