Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rich Hall tonight in Dolan's

PERRIER award winning comedian Rich Hall, famously the inspiration for the character of Moe Syzlak in the Simpsons, comes to Limerick this Thursday night for the popular Dolan’s Dot Comedy gig.
The American comedian and writer has, in fact, lived in the UK for at least the past two decades, and is a household name for his regular turns on Have I Got News for You, QI, 8 out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
An Edinburgh Fringe favourite - where he scooped the prestigious Perrier award in 2000 - Hall’s comedic style is something of the grouchy, deadpan comic, and it is not hard to imagine why Matt Groening credits him as the inspiration for Moe in the Simpsons, one of that show’s most popular characters.
A so-called “a master of absurdist irony”, Hall wastes little time on almost every appearance in making a caustic comments about his fellow countrymen, and life across the pond.
Hall got his start in comedy on American sketch shows, including Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Late Show with David Letterman, for which he won an Emmy award.
One of his most famous characters is his own grizzled uncle, Otis Lee Crenshaw, the much-convicted country music singer, whom he has appeared as in routines, as well as releasing albums and making a movie about the man.
A cerebral comic, Hall regularly sells out gigs across the UK, and comes to Limerick for this one-off show this Thursday.
Limerick’s enthusiasm for stand-up comedians shows no signs of abating, with top-line comedians in town every month, if not week.
However, few reach the heights set by Hall, and this promises to be a truly entertaining night of laughter.

NOTE There is no support for this gig, doors open at 8pm, with Rich Hall on stage at 8.45pm sharp. The comedian will perform two 45min sets, with a break in the middle.

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