An Irishman Abroad

Joe Wilkinson and Kevin McGahern (live from the Vodafone Comedy Festival): Episode 204

August 12, 2017

Comedians/actors/writers/chancers Joe Wilkinson and Kevin McGahern join Jarlath for a fun chat in front of a live audience at the 2017 Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Dublin. Kevin and Joe discuss the jobs that they gave up to pursue careers in comedy and the hard and rewarding work that subsequently followed. While Joe explains the generosity of Channel 4 in his outrageous appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (39:00), Kevin explains the difficulties he encountered during his time presenting RTÉ’s Republic of Telly (43:00).

Joe and Jarlath get nostalgic over how they first met on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (14:00), Kevin speaks about his upcoming feature film No Party for Billy Burns (52:00) and both explain their fascination with playing weirdos (25:00)! This is a hilarious conversation between three comics who know the true meaning of struggle. 

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