Kevin McAleer: Episode 151

6Aug

Kevin McAleer is one of Ireland’s original comedy legends and this week he joins Jarlath to explain his journey from Ireland to London before returning home once more with his family. Kevin describes ‘picking his victims’ with killer lines as a schoolboy (5:00) and why he packed in a job with a magazine in Dublin to become a broke tourist which saw him picking tulips in Amsterdam, painting and decorating in San Francisco and living on the bare essentials in Barcelona (11:00).

Kevin describes how raising the price of his art saw him reach fame in Ireland while living in squats and council accommodation in London with three children under the age of one (25:00). With stories of anger management (29:00), being obsessed with his own JFK obsession (36:00) and going behind the veil of the Orange Order (52:00) this fascinating conversation is a must-listen. 

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