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plus special guest & comedy legend – star of Radio 4’s ‘THE NEWS QUIZ’ & ‘MOCK THE WEEK’



Wobbly comedian and star of ‘EXTRAS’ & ‘RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS’ brings her hit show back to Dublin for one night only! What happens when you’re branded ‘abnormal’, in a world obsessed with normality? This show is Francesca’s defiant, insightful and fascinating answer.

Intrigued by the power that a six-letter word has over so many people, Francesca shares her own life-changing journey of growing up as ‘abnormal’, being rescued from High-School-Hell by ‘Grange Hill’, letting Ricky Gervais take the piss out of her walk and working out what to say to the BBC after being offered the role of a, ahem, vegetable.

Whatever body you’re born into, it seems that most people share the universal desire to be ‘normal’. This show is for anyone who’s ever struggled to fit in, felt ‘different’ or wondered what the **** normal means? Apart from a cycle on a washing machine, of course.

“Hilarious and deeply moving” Metro *****

“One of the UK’s most brilliant comedians” Observer


‘One of the sharpest comedians on the circuit’ The Guardian

Jeremy Hardy is one of the UK’s foremost and respected stand-up comedians. An essential member of Radio 4’s The Newsquiz team, Hardy is back on the road this Autumn from 8 September 2012.

His Live Work:

Hardy’s new live show could be called an extravaganza were it not for the fact that nothing happens. He comes on, talks for a while and then goes off again. He doesn’t walk about. In fact ‘show’ is a bit of an overstatement. But he does say quite a lot, most of it coherent. And he means well, which is the main thing. Still alive and able to speak for lengthy periods, this will not be so much as a one-man show as an understaffed cavalcade.

Jeremy’s perhaps best remembered as a younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now. He became a stand-up comic in 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. His live work has included Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the prestigious Perrier Award and numerous tours of the UK and Ireland.

A thoroughly witty, thought-provoking and funny evening. Try to see him if you can. The Public Reviews *****


€15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).