An Irishman Abroad

Mario Rosenstock: Episode 247

June 8, 2018

Mario Rosenstock is, without a doubt, one of Ireland's most prolific comedic talents. This week, the true master of impressions, joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about the invaluable mentoring that he received from Ian Dempsey (55:00), his formula for creating comedy characters (Patreon extended cut only) and the fear and anxiety that saw him come close to a breakdown due to the demands of the early stages of Gift Grub (59:00).

From the hilarious story of getting his big break on Glenroe (22:00), doing Roy to Roy (1:13:00) and his 'gas night' with Michael D. Higgins (30:00) to the time Ian Dempsey confronted a troll (1:10:00), the hurtful criticism that he just can't brush off (1:04:00) and much more, this conversation is a thoroughly enjoyable insight into the life and mind of one of Ireland's comedy heroes.

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