Friday, 22 July 2011
It was a miserable November evening (on the 21st of July!!) when I made my way to Dublin's underground of comedy that is the International Comedy Club for a sneak preview of Aidan Bishop's show "Misspelled" in preparation of his sell out gigs for the infamous upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
From start to finish I found myself giggling and nodding as I related to different stories he told of growing up with the difficulties around it. Aidan described how some words he confused often lead to completely different meanings which would lead to jibes and jeering around the kitchen table..... something I experienced many a time growing up when we would laugh about the slip ups my own sibling had made. However, as bad and all as it was in my house, it must have been ten times worse in the hard streets of Queens, New York.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Last year while leaflet-dodging on the infamous Royal Mile, the mecca of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every August, the Irish accents of three 20-something lads promoting their show stopped me in my tracks. After the usual oh-you-know-that-person-I-know-him-too conversation us Irish seem to engage in wherever we go, I was convinced and tickets to my first ever Foil Arms and Hog show were bought.