Best of…(Episodes 51-100): Episode 102

30Aug

This week we have put together a bumper edition of An Irishman Abroad with a compilation of some of the very best moments from episodes 51 to 100. Don't forget you can still go back and listen to our 50th episode special which is still available to download.

With a collection of hilarious, inspirational and heartbreaking moments combined with some fascinating stories of success and failure from guests such as Tommy Tiernan, Damien Dempsey, Evanna Lynch, Duke Special, Liz Bonnin, Robert Sheehan, Jason McAteer, Jason Manford, Deirdre O'Kane, Fergal Devitt, Keith Barry, Philomena Lee and many, many more this episode is packed full of some of our highlights recorded over the last year.

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Jimeoin: Episode 101

22Aug

Just how did Jimeoin go from a nobody in Ireland to a household name Australia? This week the comedian joins Jarlath to discuss his incredible journey to becoming one of the most beloved comedy acts in Australian history. From his own TV shows to appearances on Conan O'Brien and Live at the Apollo, Jimeoin has scaled the heights of entertainment. 

 

He talks about finding the funny in everyday things, how it all came to together for him in Australia, the art of physical comedy, how pressure is an enemy of performance, discovering his own comedic style, catering for his audience and avoiding 'hack' material.

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Jason Byrne (Live at The Stand, Edinburgh): Episode 100

17Aug

This week we are celebrating An Irishman Abroad's 100th episode. Recorded in front of a sold out crowd at every comic's favourite venue, The Stand, Jarlath chats to the most successful act at the Edinburgh Fringe, Jason Byrne. Together they discuss his twenty years at the top of the Fringe, being a self-trained 'electrician', his days spent performing comedy sketches while serving customers with PJ Gallagher before telling some of the hilarious stories that have come out of being accident prone.

Jason also talks about what went wrong with his BBC sitcom Father Figure, putting on a performance while  suffering inside, the importance of surrounding oneself with the right people, lying to journalists, narrowly escaping jail time in Dubai and balancing family time with his commitments to his audience.

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Mark O’Halloran: Episode 99

8Aug

Mark O'Halloran is the actor and writer behind the classic Irish movies Adam and Paul and Garage. For most people that would be enough but Mark has lived a life that has encompassed much more than simply creating landmark films. This week he speaks to Jarlath about using rock & roll to escape Ennis, growing up and standing out in a family of 10 children, acting alongside the love of his life in Adam and Paul, feeling as though he'd never recover from heartache and the importance of asking oneself the hardest questions.

From his time spent working in a steel mill in Amsterdam to his soul-searching in Iran, Syria and the Lebanon, this is a conversation that leaves no stone unturned.

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Tommy Tiernan - part 2 (Live at the Vodafone Comedy Festival): Episode 98

1Aug

In the second instalment of Jarlath's interview with Tommy Tiernan at the Vodafone Comedy Festival Tommy explains the circumstances which saw him return to alcohol after eight years of sobriety, his need for women's approval, his approach to performing improvised standup comedy and how he believes he found his voice after 20 years on stage.

Tommy also discusses his thoughts on the role of teachers, his approach to parenting, watching other comedic talents, why trying is overrated and where he sees himself in five years.

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Tommy Tiernan - part 1 (Live at the Vodafone Comedy Festival): Episode 97

26Jul

Tommy Tiernan is, without a doubt, Ireland's most successful comedian and in the first instalment of this very special two-part interview of an Irishman Abroad he sits down with Jarlath in front of a live audience at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival to discuss his life and career. In what is possibly one of the most revealing and personal interviews with Tommy, he opens up to Jarlath about his years of self-loathing, huge regrets and the loneliness that he feels in places where he is unknown.

Tommy also speaks about the media's ruling in Ireland, finding wisdom in laziness, his stubborn confidence, feeling trapped financially and why he believes improvisational comedy is his true calling. 

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Aidan Turner: Episode 96

18Jul

Actor Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Poldark, Being Human) gives, by his own admission, the most personal interview of his career to date. On a rare break from filming he sat down with Jarlath in Soho to discuss the key moments in his life and work including his days as a welder and as a student at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. With an honesty and insight that is rare to find in any interview with a high profile actor, Aidan opens up to Jarlath about his process, the on-set notes from Sir Ian McKellen, the secret he will never reveal, his new movie with Chris O'Dowd, his connection with Ross Poldark and why "that scything photo" was born out of a commitment to becoming his character rather than any sort of vanity. 

Relaxed and informal, this is a break from the standard press interviews Aidan is usually forced to perform and it gives a rare glimpse of an Irish actor living the dream and moving up in the world with a smile on his face.

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David Walsh: Episode 95

11Jul

David Walsh is one of the world's most acclaimed sports writers and his work was one of the cornerstones in the building of a successful case against Lance Armstrong. David speaks to Jarlath about having a fascination with sport from a very early age, the fallout with Stephen Roche in front of the Irish public, his obsession with the Lance Armstrong charade, and being played by Chris O'Dowd in the upcoming Working Title picture 'The Program.'

David also speaks openly about why he believes Jonny Wilkinson's selfish nature may prevent him from taking the next step in his career, overcoming a major stutter, regarding enthusiasm as his only quality, the problem with humility, who he thinks will win the Tour de France before weighing in on the Mo Farah debate.

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Philomena Lee: Episode 94

4Jul

Philomena Lee's story is quite possibly the most heart breaking yet inspirational story to have ever been told on An Irishman Abroad. This week Philomena spoke candidly to Jarlath about her life in a Magdalene Laundry and the moment her three year old son was taken away from her without warning. And how she kept the secret for fifty years.

Philomena speaks of how becoming a psychiatric nurse helped her deal with her anger, arrive at forgiveness and understand the barriers that were put in the way of her search for her son. And finally we learn how the authorities in Ireland are still standing in the way of parents and their stolen children who wish to reunite.

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Brendan Courtney (Live at the Body and Soul Festival): Episode 93

27Jun

TV presenter, designer and entrepreneur Brendan Courtney joined Jarlath in a packed Vodafone Comedy Tent at the Body and Soul Festival last weekend to discuss his life and work in fashion and television. Brendan talks about writing Wanderlust which he subsequently sold to 19 countries, hating Off the Rails by the end, feeling like a fraud during the Brendan Courtney show, entering the business world with the Lennon Courtney brand and why he wouldn't host The Late Late Show. 

Brendan also discusses working in a fetish club with Rory O'Neill, being on the receiving end of homophobic abuse, experiencing self-doubt and why he feels it's "all over" for traditional media.

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