There’s Something About Sharon

Ahead of her new one-woman show on Saturday, April 20th, Sharon Mannion shows us the funny.

Having already wooed the bejiggers out of Greystones on many an occasion, as part of improv nights and her solo shows, Sharon Mannion returns to The Whale with her latest one-woman offering this April.

More than just a pretty and pretty bewildered face, the woman not only knows how to be funny, without a script, but she’s pretty darn great with one too.
As anyone who has witnessed Sharon’s turn as the immaculate Concepta in TV’s Bridget & Eamon.

Having come to town in 2018 with her own show, The Curse Of The Button Accordion, and joined forces once again with Joe Rooney (Father Ted, Killinaskully) and Danny Kehoe (Red Rock, Moone Boy) for The Comedy Improv Horror Show on that October, Mannion has been touring extensively both here and abroad in the intervening years. risen rapidly up through the ranks – thanks to the likes of Moone Boy, Roy and Irish Pictorial Weekly – it’s onstage that Sharon has the most fun. Which is why she teamed up with buddy Joe and even bigger buddy Danny for their shared nights of unscripted mayhem and unbridled silliness.

As the lady prepares to bring the damned funny to Greystones once again on Saturday, April 20th with Sharondippity, we asked Sharon for her comedy inspirations and, firstly, how the hell she got suckered into this ridiculous line of work…

I went to acting college with every intention of being a serious actor, to the point that I used to get really upset when I got cast in the comic and quirky roles. When I left, I got the odd gig here and there but things didn’t really take off until I started doing improv. I loved everything about it, and for the first time in my life, I enjoyed being funny.

I started doing stand up and writing sketches as well, and that kind of led on to everything else.

These days the bulk of my work is comedy. I perform weekly with the Dublin Comedy Improv, have appeared in shows like Republic of Telly, Roy, Irish Pictorial Weekly, Bridget & Eamon and Blasts From The Past. I still do the odd serious role, which is lovely – I have a small part in the Irish prison drama Michael Inside, which won an IFTA, and the 2022 immigration drama, Aisha, which won the Audience Award at the Cork International Film Festival.

I’m also, of course, currently touring my latest one-woman show, Sharondippity, which is a comedy all about my life and all the happy mistakes I make every day – can’t wait to bring that to Greystones…

You can catch Sharon Mannion’s Sharondipity on Saturday, April 20th at The Whale. Tickets here:


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