Justine Stafford Talks Horrific Stand Up Gigs

Justine Stafford Comedian

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.

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Will I Be Able To Get My Co Host A Date On Tinder?

Tinder Experiment Saoirse

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.

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RECIPE: How To Make A Banana For Breakfast

Banana Recipe Breakfast

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.

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Brian Gallagher Gigged In Front Of A Small Crowd of Racists

Brian Gallagher Comedian

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.

Enjoy.

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Rough Set – Frank Cronin’s Crazy 500 Mile Walk From San Fran To LA

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.

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Inspirational: Irish Influencers Posting American Number For Mental Health Support

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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.

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