TESTING WATERS PRESENTS CURIOUS COMEDY
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Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 20:00 – 22:00
Westport’s newest collective Testing Waters brings you the fourth and final event, as part of the series supported by the Night Time Economoy Support Scheme. Join for our first official event in the Westival Club, where we’ll kick things off with a stellar line up of stand up comedians, including Eric Lalor headlining, and Sinead Walsh hosting on the night.
As a capable, flexible performer it is hard to pigeonhole Eric Lalor’s act. His first foray into comedy was a bit unusual in 2006, as one of the participants of RTÉ Two’s Des Bishop’s Joy In The Hood. Since then, Eric has gone from strength to strength and has now garnered a reputation in Irish comedy as a consistent performer, making him one of the most sought after acts in the country. Eric is a regular act at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Iveagh Gardens Festivals. His solo shows have included The Lalorpalooza Show, Here! No Evil and The Chalk and Cheese Tour with Gearoid Farrelly. He has also been a panellist on The Craig Doyle Show on RTE2. More recently, he has come to the attention of TV producers as an actor and currently plays bad boy Cathal Spillane in Fair City.
Cavan man Aidan Greene is undoubtedly Ireland’s foremost stammering comedian. He’s a regular across all of Ireland’s top comedy clubs and festivals. He has won numerous awards including the Chortle Student Comedy People’s Choice award and the prestigious Moth Storyslam. This year he had his fifth hugely successful sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival followed by a run at the Dublin Fringe Festival. He’s an act not to be missed.
“Aidan Greene stands alone as one of the most remarkable stand-ups working today.” The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival
“Brilliant” Tommy Tiernan
Sinéad has been part of the Irish comedy scene for 3 years now, and is the owner and host of The Sunday Rollover.
She was a finalist in the 2020 Cherry Comedy Break Out Competition, and has recently opened for Deirdre O’Kane, Neil Delamere, David O’Doherty and Ross Browne.
Sinéad will openly battle with family affairs, coming out and sports-influcted mental illness on stage. You’ll always find her in the kitchen at parties… eating your food and petting your dog.
Jess Collins is a performer you will not forget in a hurry.
Born and raised in Dublin, Jess is hilarious, authentic and unafraid of creating tension where there is none. Over the course of the past five years, Jess has gone from paying to see her favourite Irish comedians perform to sharing some of the biggest stages in the country with them.
Jess is a wildly popular comedian in the Irish scene and her CV includes appearances at Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Festival and the finals of Ireland’s national comedy competition, Show Me The Funny. She is also a regular guest and MC at Tigh Heehee in the famous Róisín Dubh, Galway.
Allie has performed across Ireland, the UK and the USA pedaling her unique brand of Girl Dick Energy. She has graced comedy stages such as Whelans, The Comedy Crunch and Angel Comedy as well as festivals such as Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, Love Sensation, Scene and Heard and The Dublin Fringe Festival. She is the co-founder of the Hysteria comedy club, producer and 1/3 of The Post Performance Pints Podcast and the resident MC and founder of Token Straight.
Allie produced two acclaimed shows, Failed By Design and Platforms, for The Dublin Fringe Festival this year.
Keego (only one name needed, like Madonna, Cher and NPHET) began his comedy journey in February 2020. A pandemic quickly followed. Some scientists say these incidents ARE connected.
Pre-pandemic, Keego gigged all over Dublin. During the pandemic, Keego gigged to the world from every room in his house. Post-pandemic he is back in the wild, on stage and in all dimensions.
All the hot button issues are covered by Keego on stage: Fitbits, Irish kama sutra, technology and a very confused Michael D Higgins.