Bulmers Pear Comedy Tent
Cracking Comedy Coming to Kilmainham..
KEVIN MC ALEER | DAVID MC SAVAGE | THE NUALAS
COLIN MURPHY |JOHN COLLEARY | FOIL ARMS AND HOG
THE HAIRY BOWZIES feat. DING DONG DENNY O REILLY & SCRIBBLER O’DONOHUE & many many more
& many more..
Following on from its massive maiden success last year, the Bulmers Pear Comedy tent at the Forbidden Fruit Festival is back. And it’s bigger. Bigger acts, and a bigger tent can only mean one thing.. BIGGER laughs. Some of Ireland’s finest comedy prodigies to the up & coming comedy gems will take to the stage over the 2 day festival this June bank holiday weekend in Kilmainham, Dublin.
The music line-up has proved a winner with all early bird tickets sold out, Forbidden Fruit goers now have to sink their teeth into the juicy comedy line-up, which, with its wide variety of acts from the who’s who on the comedy circuit to the quirky and off beat, means there is literally something for everyone on this year’s comedy stage.
Master of deadpan absurdity and one of the founding fathers of modern stand up, KEVIN MC ALEER has been cited as a major influence by everyone from Stewart Lee to David O Doherty and comes to Forbidden Fruit hot on the heels of his new RTE 1 series 'Our Friends In The North'.
Love him or loathe him, DAVID MC SAVAGE has been the driving force behind the thrice IFTA nominated 'Savage Eye'(RTE 2) and will no doubt polarise opinions when he takes to the stage in Kilmainham.
Fine purveyors of music, comedy and mayhem, THE NUALAS are always a delight with their scintillating vocal harmonies and ambitious choreography that has seen them cultivate a massive cult following.
With his razor sharp observations and killer one liners, COLIN MURPHY is one of Irelands most popular comics.
THE HAIRY BOWZIES, featuring the Republican legends DING DONG DENNY O REILLY and SCRIBBLER O’DONOHUE surely stoke up old passions, whilst the man regarded by many to be the best comic on the scene at the moment, JOHN COLLEARY is sure to thrill with his flawless impressions and beautifully honed routines.
Deliriously funny and at times unexpectedly dark sketch troupe, the fantastic and increasingly bizarre, FOIL ARMS AND HOG are a sure to be the highlight and multi-talented Patrick McDonnell, Willa White and Andrew Stanley are as close as you can get to sure-fire comedy things.
New talent has its day as well with AL PORTER, CHRISTIANE O’MAHONY, ROBBIE BONHAM, GEORGE FOX, TOMIE JAMES, TOTALLY WIRED, and in particular look out for Northern Irelands PAUL CURRIE, adored by his comedy peers for his beautifully crafted nonsense that mark him out as a true original.
GERRY MALLON will be holding it all together as MC in the Bulmers Pear Comedy tent at Forbidden Fruit on Saturday, whilst kiwi sensation DANNY DOWLING will be performing the compere duties on the Sunday.
Belinda Kelly of Bulmers said, “Last year’s Bulmers Pear Comedy tent was a huge hit and it made sense to grow this element of the Forbidden Fruit line-up. So we racked our brains until we had a Eureka! moment - a bigger tent to facilitate bigger crowds. Simple. Bulmers has had a long-standing association with comedy in Ireland and Forbidden Fruit is kick starting the 2013 comedy season for our brand, with a brilliant billing of comedians at an amazing festival.”