Adjacent Meridian Point,
The lad from Tallaght has come a long way baby in a very short time, this unashamedly risque and outspoken comedian riding perfectly that fine, fine line between smut and smart.
And Al is just the sort of comedian that would be glad we used the word ‘riding’ there, given that he’s been addressing Ireland’s rapidly-changing attitudes towards sexuality, drugs, and national identity largely by mining the happy ground between Larry Grayson and George Carlin.
It’s hard to turn on your TV or radio these days without seeing Al Porter, the 24-year-old stand-up, writer and presnter having conquered just about all avenues open to him. clearly, priesthood’s loss was comedy’s gain, Al havingdecided that life on the alter wasn’t for him after, he says a bout of life-changing and wild sex with a priest.
That’s the kind of frank, open and downright naughty kind of comedy we’re dealing with, and it’s one that reflects the confident Ireland of today. One that isn’t afraid to hold its dark secrets up to the light and laugh at them.
So, strap yourselves in for a night of wild comedy, raw confessions and big laughs with one of the country’s finest funny men…