Comedy star Tommy laughs at the heroism of everyday life

Comedian Tommy Tiernan
Comedian Tommy Tiernan
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The Irish writer, actor and comedian brings his Under the Influence tour to the Memorial Hall tomorrow.

He said: “This new show is all about the heroism of everyday life and the huge effort it takes just to survive the ordinary.”

Named Ireland’s Funniest Living Person 10 years ago by Irish TV channel RTE, Tommy appeared in the last-ever episode of comedy Father Ted, playing suicidal Father Kevin.

He wanted to be a priest as a young man but wasn’t accepted.

Tommy has often courted controversy but he maintains that comedians shouldn’t be expected to be politically correct.

A certain twinkle-eyed roguishness allows him to get away with a lot.

His publicity says: “As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously.

“The political and the personal are all up for grabs as the only goal of the evening is laughter.

“Let our struggles be mocked and our cares abandoned.

“Allow yourself to be guided by a language-loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own.

“Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no.

“Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and air horn in the other, what could possibly go wrong?”

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