Stand Up Showdown
Hosted by Damian Clark (I Dare Ya)
You’re on stage, all alone with a microphone. There are a hundred or so strangers in the room and you’ve got two minutes to make them laugh. Can you do it?
Quite a challenge eh? Perhaps not.
Sixteen of Ireland’s funniest comedians have agreed to go mano a mano, in a comedic war of wits until there’s only one left standing. This glorious victor will walk away with the spoils of war – bragging rights, a bag of cash for themselves, a big fat cheque for their favourite charity and filthy looks from their losers friends.
Here’s the plan of battle.
On Easter Sunday at 4pm the sixteen comics will assemble in the Roisin Dubh. Damian Clark will host the evening and do his damnedest to whip the audience into a froth of unimaginable glee.
Each comedian gets just two minutes to impress the audience, and then half are eliminated by audience vote.
The eight survivors get an extra minute for their next set (three minutes), and then they’re reduced by half to four.
Those four semi finalists get four minutes each and then the audience cut it down to two.
In our final round these two fine warriors of wit have five minutes each to impress you. The loser should slink off into the night while the winner sobs ‘You love me, you really really love me.’ in a glorious pastiche of some tit at the Oscars years ago.
Acts already confirmed include Karl Spain (Wants a woman), Eric Lalor (Joy in the Hood), Robbie Bonham (98 FM's 'Dublin's Best Comedian'), Sharon Mannion (Runner-up in the 2007 Funny Women (UK & Ireland) competition & "Frends of Ted - Toilet Duck Award" winner 07), Kieran Lawless (Bulmers comedy competition winner 07), Bob Hennigan (Toilet Duck award winner 08), Eleanor Tiernan, Jason Coughlan (resident MC, City Limits Cork), Fred Cooke, John Donnellan (Local comedian and rising star) plus more of the usual suspects and hopefully a surprise or two.
Easter Sunday 23rd March 2008
Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street
4pm, € 10 - Tickets from Roisin Dubh, Redlight Records Eglinton street, Zhivago Shop street and online at www.roisindubh.net
All proceeds go to the winners "charity of choice".
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