Adjacent Meridian Point,
It’s nearly always the way with comedy that the brightest lights come out of the dullest places.
On the surface, Glasgow might seem bereft of colour, of culture, of reasons to be cheerful, and yet, it gave the world Billy Connolly.
Deepest, darkest Meath gave us Dylan Moran, and Tommy Tiernan.
Nondescript Wilmette, Illinois gave us Bill Murray, none-too-inspiring Walworth, London gave us Charlie Chaplin, and piss-poor Peoria, Illinois thrust Richard Pryor upon an unsuspecting world.
None of these humble birthplaces are known for being hotbeds of creativity, a fact that, in truth, only pushed their bored and mischievous sons to ever larger flights of fancy, and silly.
The man is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s finest stand-ups today, as proven by O’Brien’s rise over the past few years, as his annual tours play to bigger and bigger packed house. That Sold Out banner hit every date of his recent 10-city European tour, as well as the Galway International Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. The latter was a 27-date run, with a full house every night.
More importantly, the man feckin’ stormed Greystones on his previous visits, including two sell-out headlining shows.
As he brings the Reformer tour to town on Friday, February 2st, O’Brien will undoubtedly be once again adding a few special gags all about us pampered Greystonians…
Hey, we can take it!