For the last 2 weeks, I have been managing my co hosts first ever Tinder profile. The aim of it was to try and get her a date for Valentine’s Day. But unfortunately, things did not turn out well for Saoirse in the end.
One day I’m going to write the complete guidebook on how to organise and run a horrifically bad gig. In saying that, many people who run gigs or events, strangely know how to do that very effectively already. May not be a bestseller.
Each week on Room 104, we get on comedians to talk about their worst experiences on stage. This week it was the turn of comedian, writer and actor Ross Browne to share his tales of woe. The Cork native has spent many years doing stand up comedy and got his first gig after lying to Tommy Tiernan.
Comedian and head meme maker for Joe.ie Justine Stafford was recently on Room 104 to talk about some of her worst gigs ever – and if I’m being honest, these were great.
There is nothing more horrific standing on stage when it’s all going wrong. Comedy is such a personal and vulnerable medium and when things are going bad and the crowd don’t connect with you, you quickly start to hate yourself, feel ostracized from the room you’re in and just want to spend a week under a blanket with a bottle of gin.
Justine’s worst performance was so bad that she might have needed a month in bed to recover, because she wound up tripping up and falling flat on her face in front of a sold out crowd at the International Comedy Club.
Not a great start to any performance.
However, she did manage to turn things around, pick herself back up and soldiered on. And while slowly starting to feel a bit better about herself and her life choices, then spots a former ex/Tinder date sitting in the crowd with another woman. Scandal.
Comedy can be cruel at times. Almost as cruel as the kids who then tripped her up on the Luas on the way home after the gig. A truly horrific end to a horrific night of comedy.
It’s not all sadness, heart break and failure though, Justine recently made her national TV debut on Ray Darcy’s new comedy awards show that aired recently, along with 3 others. She’s regularly performing around the Dublin comedy clubs and can be found on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Justine Stafford My Worst Gig
My Worst Gig is a weekly feature on FM104 where some of the best comedians around share their worst experiences on stage. It’s far more entertaining and funny than talking about their best ones. Who wants to hear about those? Correct, absolutely no one.
For more interviews with comedians like Ross Noble, Daniel Sloss, Chris Kent and Karl Spain, you can check out the Room 104 podcast on all the usual podcast platforms.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. And although you may be perfectly fine spending it on your own, Saoirse isn’t. So I’m going out of my way to find her a date for the big day and have set her up on Tinder. The only catch being that it’s on my phone and I’ll be managing the entire thing.
So, as I mentioned on my Instagram stories a few days ago, I said I’d do a recipe for a breakfast banana up here, so you can follow along and hopefully be able to prepare the same meal.
Bananas are a quick and easy way to get some healthy and nutritious food into your diet and don’t require much prep at all. On the weekend I like to bulk prep my bananas, as it’s a handy snack to grab on the go, especially if you’re a busy working professional.
So follow along below. All the ingredients and directions are listed.
Have you ever wondered what it is like at a cuddle party? No? Fair enough. Did you know they take place all over the world, including on a monthly basis in Ireland? No?
Nor did I. But last week, we finally had our very own cuddle party in FM104, that Saoirse my co-host organised as a xmas present.
And what was it like? Hell. If I’m being brutally honest, I didn’t really enjoy any of it, but in fairness that was Saoirse’s entire point.
As someone who isn’t exactly a fan of affection, cuddles and certainly not hugging other people I don’t know that well, having an event organised where the premise is that you spend 2-3 hours cuddling strangers, wasn’t all that appealing.
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