An Irishman Abroad

Kevin Gildea: Episode 208

September 9, 2017

This week Irish comedy legend, Kevin Gildea, joins Jarlath to discuss the life and career behind one of the most influential voices in alternative Irish comedy. Kevin and Jarlath discuss the nature of the modern audience’s relationship with offence (7:00), how he balances his work as a professional critic with his career as a stand up comedian and writer (50:00) and the time he spent as DCU Student’s Union president who slept a lot (33:00).

From the hilarious stories from his days as a schoolboy (15:00) to explaining the founding of the Comedy Cellar alongside Barry Murphy and Ardal O’Hanlon (34:00) and the Edinburgh show in which he performed from a bed (45:00), this is a fascinating and hilarious conversation with a true hero of Irish comedy.

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