Tara Flynn and Eleanor Tiernan at the Workman’s Club, Dublin
I’ve heard lots about Tara Flynn‘s comedy, but never got the chance to see her live. Despite following her on and off on twitter, she’s so far escaped my gig-list. I’ve got a chance though next Wednesday, Dec 7 at the Workman’s Club, Dublin, for only €8.
I robbed the lead photo from Tara’s twitter account, but the one below is straight from the press release. Lovely looking picture it is too:
Tara’s back in Dublin after a few years in London. Though many would know her as one of the Nualas (founding member, apparently), her dulcet tones are also heard by thousands of people every day - she’s the voice on the o2 network who tells you “you have no new messages”. Yet another thing I didn’t know about her.
Appearing with Tara is Eleanor Tiernan – her I have seen many times and she never fails to amuse me. She has a lovely storytelling style and for ages after one set at The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2009, we were repeating her lines and mammyisms. Certainly one of those “the way she might look at you” performers.
The gig details can be read online here – tickets are €8 – and the show is marked 18+. Doors open at 8pm. Some more copy-and-pasted details below.
Comedian, singer, actor – Tara is delighted to be bringing her solo show of stand up and songs to the Workmans Club. She will perform on December 7th with Eleanor Tiernan as her special guest on the night. Tickets are €8 on sale now through www.theworkmansclub.com
She is perhaps best known for her recent TV work: The Omid Djalili Show, The Impressions Show with Culshaw & Stephenson and the BAFTA nominated first series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. On Irish screens, you’ll have come across her in Stew, The Panel and Soupy Norman (to name but 3).
DECEMBER 7 2011 –WORKMANS CLUB - DOORS 8PM –TICKETS €8 #
Here’s what they said about the show:
“Deserves to be a far bigger star than she already is…”
“An almost unmatched ability to put an audience at its ease… a sparkling wit… surreal riffs and a wonderfully soulful and rich vocal range… comedically masterful material.” Edinburgh Guide ****
“…jarringly surreal and inventively silly. It’s the Boosh-like oddity that clinches it.”
“Delightful set of musical comedy… wonderfully twisted… had her audience in stitches… well worth seeing”
“Well written and funny… very entertaining”
Australian Comedy Review
“Reminds me of NYC Antifolker Phoebe Kreutz – both play ‘funny songs’ but through the sub-text and performance style reveal a vulnerability and open-approach to life that elevates their work and makes what they do as valid as so-called ‘regular songs’. Smart, funny and a real treat!”
Thanks to Sorcha in Entertainment Architects for sending over the info.