Social butterfly that I am, I also went to a comedy night in the Peacock in River Valley, Swords last night. It's a monthly event. I'm not sure how long it's been going on but this was the first time I heard about it. And of course, I was dubious and wondering if I would need to duck out at half-time. Happily, I was wrong. The night was hosted by Andrew Stanley and he was local to Swords. He took a lot of his comedy from slagging people in the audience, which worked, though I'm often not a fan of that style. The second comedian had a quite chauvinistic approach to comedy, and though plenty of people were laughing, it wasn't for me at all. The headline act was John Colleary and he was worth the wait. He seemed to ad-lib the first 15 minutes of the act based on his surroundings and was a master of accents. He's from Sligo and did an excellent line in culchie bashing, which worked well with a North County Dublin audience. And necessarily for these times, he did some fantastic government bashing, taking off the two Brians brilliantly. The gig went on until midnight, quite late for a school night, but everyone seemed to go home happy.
They're on Facebook as Swords Comedy Club and their next event is 16th December. There is a cover but deals can be done if you're bringing a group.