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.
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.
Public speaking. It’s the biggest fear in the world (apparently). And people always ask me what it’s like to go up on stage and have a room full of people staring out you waiting for you to make them laugh.
Well, I decided to give people a unique insight into the world of stand up comedy, by doing a gig recently at the Comedy Crunch with a GoPro mounted to my head.
So, if you’ve always wanted to know, have a watch. It’s not that bad.
Certainly not as bad as wingsuit jumping or sky diving from space.