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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If you’d like to get in touch, email me here: spud(at)thecomedycast.com