Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; Today we have an interview with Eric Lalor one of Ireland’s most well-loved stand-up comedians.
Eric is well-known to the vast majority of the Irish population thanks to a 10+ year career as a stand-up comedian. He has also appeared on the Dublin soap opera Fair City and his journalistic work over at joe.ie, Ireland’s most well-known entertainment websites.
Honestly, I had such a great time interviewing Eric and I think he had good craic too, we chatted about how he started in comedy and why he owes so much to his wife and Irish-American comedian Des Bishop.
We spoke too about his influences and his style of comedy and how he has learned to work a crowd and judge how far he can go with them each night.
We had a natter too about growing up on Dublin’s northside and how it affected his style of comedy. Dublin slang gets a mentions too and we even had a few words for Ireland’s greatest striker Robbie Keane on the day following his retirement from international football.
Francis Breen is a mighty comedian hailing from County Armagh in Northern Ireland and today I got to speak to him.
Welcome back to The Comedy Cast. I spoke to him about working in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival, growing up in Armagh and what he wants to get out of a career in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy.
This is a wee podcast introducing what The Comedy Cast is going to be all about; interviewing some of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedians from all around the world as well as comedy authors.
My name is Spud Murphy and I’ve decided to bring you this podcast because I wanted to shine a light on all the comedian working hard in the world of comedy to make punters laugh and forget the outside world for a few minutes every time they gig.
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I’m a massive comedy fan, but I’m also a massive fan of ‘the new’ as I call it. I realise putting that into brackets is pretentious and I’m certainly not pretentious, but what I mean is that I’m the kind of person that would rather see 10 new comedians once than see the same mega-famous comedian 10 times. There’s so much comedy out there right now and I hope through this podcast I can bring more to the world.
I’m not a stand-up comedian. I’ve never tried it and I probably never will, however, I did play in bands growing up so I know what it’s like to get up in front of people and entertain them; but first and foremost I’m a journalist and while I want to bring as much new comedy to people as possible; be it stand-up comedians or comedy writers/directors etc. I also want to give interviews that aren’t just fluff and licking the comedians’ asses.
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