The crazy Irishman that is Frank Cronin has decided to walk a staggering 500 miles from San Fran to LA.
As if the challenge wasn’t tough enough, he’s making himself sleep outside every single night. He’ll be attempting to gig along the way and is trying to raise money to help the homelessness crisis there.
I’m doing a weekly check in with him to make sure he doesn’t die and to see exactly how tough of a challenge it’s going to be. Sunday nights, around 10:30pm on FM104 you can hear how he is getting on.
Yesterday’s Irish budget coincided with #WorldMentalHealthDay, a global initiative to help break the stigma associated with it and encourage people to reach out and ask for help in times of mental and emotional stress.
The budget saw an increase in health spending of €685m which is meant to allow for an additional 1800 staff across numerous areas, including mental health services.
A step in the right direction, some might say.
Thankfully many of our beloved influencers didn’t miss the fact that it was World Mental Health Day either, a day to support people in times of distress, but more importantly, a day to stay relevant and use a hashtag to ensure your Twitter and Instagram gains exposure and your profile benefits from the goodwill of appearing like a kind, caring and altruistic person.
Throwback to when I gigged in front of Kim Jong Un in a gym in North Korea. Pretty sure it was the first comedy gig in North Korea ever, which was nice.
I kicked things off by telling him he had a girls name and that it was hilarious! He didn’t find it funny. Nor did any of his generals or military personal. He’s a bit of tough cookie and not going to lie, it was a struggling trying to build the atmosphere back up from that.
A risky joke to open with that didn’t pay off in the end, but if you don’t chance it, you’ll never get those breaks. How I made it out safely from the country is a story for another time.
Spoke to the DJ lad David Guetta today on the show.
And as he’s french, obviously the match came up. During the show, we were in the middle of a #BlameHenry topic – Blaming the man for the handball and everything in the run up to the game – and he made some shocking comments about the prediction.
Obviously, you’ve to respect the man’s balls for coming live on the air on an Irish station and saying we’ll be beaten, but he could have been a little less harsh.