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.
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.
A while ago, we lost the 6 counties. Not in a “ah crap, I’ve left my bag and the 6 counties on the bus” kind of lost, more of a lost in a war kind of way.
Irish comedian Brian Gallagher was my guest on this week’s episode of My Worst Gig. He shared a beautiful story about gigging in small Irish town that were apparently a little bit racist. Which must have been awkward.
Brian has done the Vodafone Comedy Festival and comedy tent at Electric Picnic and runs the Riff Raff comedy club in the Chelsea Drug Store too.
He’s also a regular contributor to the hugely successful TRY channel on YouTube.
You can listen to the full interview below or subscribe to the Room 104 podcast whenever you get your podcasts from.
You can stalk Brian online on his Twitter and Instagram Too.
So Emma Nolan, who does the 10-3 show on FM104 was desperately looking for tickets to this years Electric Picnic.
Understandable in fairness. It’s an insanely good gig and always sells out within minutes.
She put up on her Instagram story that she was looking for tickets and that she’d be fairly upset and might die from the FOMO if she didn’t get them.
Seeing this, I quickly messaged her asking “Do you need electric picnic tickets?!”, planting a seed of possibility that would become crucial to pulling this wool over her eyes.
Anyway, a few moments later I called and this is what happened:
Cruel I know. But also rather funny. And good news is I believe she got tickets in the end to the festival anyway.
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So, as you know, there are a number of rude place names in Ireland. Muff, Nobber and Hackballscross come to mind first.
There are also a number of towns spread out across the world with equally hilarious names. Thankfully, some people who make maps got bored one day and decided to create one that shows about 300 of the rudest place names in the world. Hilarious.
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