The International

Connor McDonough-Flynn (@ConMcFlynn) #TakingTheStage on the 26th of October 2014 at The International Comedy Club (), one of Ireland’s premier comedy clubs, looking forward to this gig Ladies and Gentleman. Doors at 20:30.

The International Comedy Club has long been established as the birth place of Irish stand-up comedy. Opening it’s doors to the masses of worshipers over 12 years ago, the buzzing live venue has played a leading role in the rise of many of Ireland’s most prolific comedy geniuses. Based in the heart of the city on the bustling Wicklow Street, the International Comedy Club plays host to the newest faces of Irish Comedy along with the leading stars from the International stage (and everything in between!).

The adored venue is the celebrated brain child of brothers Aidan and Des Bishop, who carefully hand pick the very best of comedy that Ireland has to offer four nights a week. With their fingers on the pulse and their renowned reputation to match, you are guaranteed the creme de la creme of live comedy night after night.

Whether you’re a regular comedy groupie or dipping your toe for the first time, this is the only place to get your giggle on!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening behind these magic doors!

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The International

Connor McDonough-Flynn (@ConMcFlynn) #TakingTheStage on the 17th of August 2014 at The International Comedy Club (), one of Ireland’s premier comedy clubs, looking forward to this gig Ladies and Gentleman. Doors at 20:30.

The International Comedy Club has long been established as the birth place of Irish stand-up comedy. Opening it’s doors to the masses of worshipers over 12 years ago, the buzzing live venue has played a leading role in the rise of many of Ireland’s most prolific comedy geniuses. Based in the heart of the city on the bustling Wicklow Street, the International Comedy Club plays host to the newest faces of Irish Comedy along with the leading stars from the International stage (and everything in between!).

The adored venue is the celebrated brain child of brothers Aidan and Des Bishop, who carefully hand pick the very best of comedy that Ireland has to offer four nights a week. With their fingers on the pulse and their renowned reputation to match, you are guaranteed the creme de la creme of live comedy night after night.

Whether you’re a regular comedy groupie or dipping your toe for the first time, this is the only place to get your giggle on!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening behind these magic doors!

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The International

Connor McDonough-Flynn (@ConMcFlynn) #TakingTheStage on the 8th of May 2014 at The International Comedy Club (), one of Ireland’s premier comedy clubs, looking forward to this gig Ladies and Gentleman. Doors at 20:30.

The International Comedy Club has long been established as the birth place of Irish stand-up comedy. Opening it’s doors to the masses of worshipers over 12 years ago, the buzzing live venue has played a leading role in the rise of many of Ireland’s most prolific comedy geniuses. Based in the heart of the city on the bustling Wicklow Street, the International Comedy Club plays host to the newest faces of Irish Comedy along with the leading stars from the International stage (and everything in between!).

The adored venue is the celebrated brain child of brothers Aidan and Des Bishop, who carefully hand pick the very best of comedy that Ireland has to offer four nights a week. With their fingers on the pulse and their renowned reputation to match, you are guaranteed the creme de la creme of live comedy night after night.

Whether you’re a regular comedy groupie or dipping your toe for the first time, this is the only place to get your giggle on!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening behind these magic doors!

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The International

Connor McDonough-Flynn (@ConMcFlynn) #TakingTheStage on the 24th of April 2014 at The International Comedy Club (), one of Ireland’s premier comedy clubs, looking forward to this gig Ladies and Gentleman. Doors at 20:30.

The International Comedy Club has long been established as the birth place of Irish stand-up comedy. Opening it’s doors to the masses of worshipers over 12 years ago, the buzzing live venue has played a leading role in the rise of many of Ireland’s most prolific comedy geniuses. Based in the heart of the city on the bustling Wicklow Street, the International Comedy Club plays host to the newest faces of Irish Comedy along with the leading stars from the International stage (and everything in between!).

The adored venue is the celebrated brain child of brothers Aidan and Des Bishop, who carefully hand pick the very best of comedy that Ireland has to offer four nights a week. With their fingers on the pulse and their renowned reputation to match, you are guaranteed the creme de la creme of live comedy night after night.

Whether you’re a regular comedy groupie or dipping your toe for the first time, this is the only place to get your giggle on!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening behind these magic doors!

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The International

Connor McDonough-Flynn #TakingTheStage on the 15th of February at The International Comedy Club, one of Ireland’s premier comedy clubs. Top class gig Ladies and Gentleman. Doors at 20:30.

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Comedy Cellar Showcase Show

Taking the stage at the Comedy Cellar Dublin on the 14th of January ladies and gentleman in The International Comedy Club, for the NEW Tuesday edition: The Comedy Cellar Showcase featuring new and established acts.

Tuesday night we will be back with another Comedy Cellar Showcase Show in The Comedy Cellar Dublin, which got off to a great start last week. The acts taking to our stage this week include: Ryan CullenRobert CoyleEmmanuel Emman IdamaAidan ShieldsTomie JamesMcDonough-Flynn Connor and more. Doors 8.45 and admission a teeny fiver. Get on it!

Since the late 1980’s The Comedy Cellar has been providing Ireland with top class comedy. Started by some of the biggest names in Irish Comedy (Ardal O’Hanlon, Barry Murphy, Kevin Gildea, Dermot Carmody) who needed an outlet for their humour The Comedy Cellar is well known as the starting point of alternative Irish Comedy that we know and love today. Some of the biggest names still come back to try out material and it is still used as a testing ground for many tour warm up shows. The show is on every Wednesday night with doors at 9pm and show starting 9.30 sharp. Admission is €10 or €8 for students.

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Hectically Gigging Away Like a Mad Man

Hectically Gigging Away Like a Mad Man

Has been a hectic October in 2012, the last couple weeks I’ve been all over the shop, gigging away like a mad man.

The life on the road for a comedian leaves a lot to be desired. It’s not the pleasure filled experience one might think. The journey lacks any and all of the rock star qualities associated to ‘the road’. In fact the hardest task is to not drink oneself unconscious while passing the hours of down time before taking the stage, to a crowd that you hope has been doing exactly that for the whole evening.

Any who…

Was back in The International Comedy Club for the Craic Attack Comedy Competition, which was a night to forget. Damien Clarke was the evenings MC and he was in great form, getting the skeptical audience of nine laughing. There were nine comedians performing on the night, so it was an even playing field. I did 7-minutes and rushed off (before the results were calculated) to get the bus back to Galway. To my knowledge nobody got through on the night, the voting ballots must have been misplaced…

Was down in Limerick for the Seafoid comedy night in the Blind Pig. Was a cool pub, good atmosphere, though the comedians were somewhat thrown to the wolves, for the stage was plopped right in the middle of the hectic pub. The hustle and bustle of the people moving around the pub made for some interesting audience interaction throughout my set. Had a good gig, did 30-minutes and got some big laughs talking about love and the male ego, and how the two collide from time to time to make for some tense situations. There was a couple, or what I perceived to be a couple in the corner of the stage; the girl was laughing away and the guy seemed a bit uneasy about the subject matter, he was playing it cool and I was messing with his vibe… My bad.

On the Sunday I had my second appearance on the Comedy Cocktails stage at Busker Brownes in Galway. The audience seemed confused as to what was going on, so I figured I would go up and try out some new bits about recent visits to the psychologist and how I lost my virginity, all of which went down to muffled responses. There was a lesbian couple in the front row; they were at each other throughout my set; sucking the faces off each other so they were! I had to comment, I made a reference to yokes, which lead to some playful banter and ended with them calling me gay… Surely they’re the one’s who… Gotta love the uncomfortable laughs.

Crowbar Comedy was on the road in Naas, Co. Kildare, in Kavanagh’s Pub. The pub was packed out, the mic was broken, awkwardness in the air, but the show went on. I was up first and was greeted warmly; there was a crowd of Spanish up front that were having a great time for themselves, not sure who they were laughing at, but… The jokes went down well, Danny O’Hanlon and Kenny Gaughan hit form, and Johnny Graham brought the house down. Was the first time gigging in Naas and sure, I would be happy to go back. The night was packed out, and even though sound was an issue, the night went down swimmingly.

I was back in Ned Keenan’s Comedy Club to a much different atmosphere than my first appearance; was good craic nonetheless. Cheap drink, a few cheap laughs, and a room full of comedians, the punch lines were flying around the place! The rooms spirits were down for Germany had just finished spanking Ireland 6-1 when the gig started, which took from the nights atmosphere, it’s never a good felling when your country gets bent over by a group of Germans… My stuff went down like a hypodermic needle in NA, got a few laughs, but the head was not in it and it showed, I felt like Edward Norton when he kicks the shit out of himself in Fight Club. At least he left with a computer.

To top it all of I had my first Capital Comedy Club appearance. Was a stormy auld Sunday night in Dublin, so punters were scarce. Did a 7-minute spot, Al Porter MC’d in only the way he can. FJ Murray and Matt Saddlier were in, and Colm O’ Regan headlined to an eclectic crowd consisting of a few Galwegians, a few from the North, and an English/Indian hen night that got lost and found throughout the show. There were even a few Germans in, who graciously handled being at the butt end of a good few jokes. Laughing away, the Germans took it on the chin and rolled with the punches, like Enda Kenny does when he speaks to Angela Merkel…

By the end of all that I got back on a crowded bus, ended up sitting next to a girl who was coughing like a banshee suffering from the plague. The harrowing red clock that looms over all bus passengers continues to haunt my dreams; taunting me as the inflamed clock makes a two and half hour journey back to Galway seem like a never-ending episode of the Twilight Zone.

All and all it was great craic! What can I say; I’m a glutton for punishment. Thanks to everyone who had me in,

All the Best,

Connor McDonough-Flynn

http://conmcflynn.com/

 

First International Appearance This Thursday

My first International Comedy Club appearance is around the corner, and the painstaking task of shortening one’s set to fit into the confines of 7-minutes is proving to be a harder than anticipated. Shortening my set is something I never enjoy, for having the freedom to go with the flow of the joke and the audience’s response is a luxury that I relish.

However, cuts, snips and alterations will be made; this process could easily become a make over show: “Joke Make Overs” on RTE…? Perhaps too much of a stretch… Too edgy for RTE… I am sure nobody wants to hear about my deliberation on whether or not to include my ‘Shake That Ass’ bit; a seemingly minimal decision, but the joke really does tie the set together… Call in on the night to see my verdict on the ‘Shake That Ass’ bit, live!

I am playing the International Comedy Club this Thursday, the 20th of September, which means I will be away from “Get Up, Stand Up @ Garvey’s” for the evening, but do not fret, the night will be conducted by a more than capable Danny O’ Hanlon.

So if you are in Dublin call into the International Comedy Club, in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow St, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland. Doors are at 8:30pm, and tickets are €10/€8.

And if you’re in Galway call into “Get Up, Stand Up @ Garvey’s” in Garvey’s Hotel & Bar in Eyre Square, Galway. Doors are at 9:30pm, and entry is FREE!

 

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