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Kildare > Arts > TOMMY TIERNAN


Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street, Newbridge
Monday 20th January 2003
8.00pm (Tickets €18 / €20)
Booking 045 448333


Tommy Tiernan hit the road in 2002, walking to Waterford on his 17 venue nationwide tour, playing Newbridge on May 21 of last year. A keen walker, this was not a weight losing exercise for Tommy, rather an opportunity to ‘road test’ some brand new material. The Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to play host to this hilarious comedian for the second year running on Monday 20th of January next.

“There's a certain lyrical beauty to Tommy Tiernan's stand-up. Whether he's talking in childlike wonder about some ridiculous scene he's witnessed, or more cynically analysing his relationship with his girlfriend and children, this skillful comedian has an impressive ability to crystallize his keen comic thoughts into the perfect phrase. Funny, memorable, and sometimes even bordering on the literary, this is clearly a man enraptured by the English language. Not only can he ponder its mind-boggling ridiculousness ('Can anything else boggle,' he asks. 'Do you see dogs boggling?), but he can also drop in literary allusions from the likes of beat poet Allen Ginsberg without it seeming out of place. If all this sounds a bit high-faluting, don't be put off. Tiernan is nothing if easy-going. He exudes a natural warm wit and underplayed confidence that makes two hours in his company a delight.”

An acclaimed comedian and actor, Tommy was awarded the prestigious Perrier Award in 1998 at the Edinburgh Festival and the 1998/9 British Comedy Award for ‘Best Stand-Up’. His mesmerising combination of hilarious poignant stories fused with acutely observed material about relationships, combined with his sheer originality and overwhelming talent guarantees that there is no other performer like him.

For further information please contact Catríona, Antoinette or Lisa on (045) 448314/5 or by e-mail at

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