The Liquid lounge in association with Craichouse promotions is proud to announce the creation of a brand new comedy night for Cork city.
This comedy night will be called "GAS
" and will be on every Tuesday from the 18th of September.
GAS will primarily be aimed at the student population of The Rebel capital but is open to any fan of comedy. We will host some of the best new and established comedians working in Ireland today.
Some of the acts that you can see over the next couple of months include,
Robbie Bonham (98fm Dublin comedian of the year ‘05)
Neil Hickey (Bulmers Young Comedian of the year ‘05)
Sharon Mannion (Runner-up in the Funny Women competition UK ‘07)
Ross Browne (Craichouse comedian of the year ‘06)
Gar Murran (Bulmers Young comedian of the year ‘06)
Keith Farnan “Irelands latest Comedy Star” Irish Examiner
Micheal Mee "hilarious"-Irish Times, "Hysterical. Go see!"-Hot Press
Eoin Keegan (Craic me up winner ‘07)
The Liquid Lounge
Liquid Lounge is located on the first floor of Clancys at 29 Marlboro St and was the first "Lounge Club" to hit Cork.
Reminiscent of the modish living room-style clubs in Miami, New York & London, this late lounge stands out from the rest with extensive comfortable seating, and a sleek VIP area.
"Upmarket lounge club in the city centre. Intimate and luxurious, Liquid Lounge is like something you'd find in San Francisco. Lovely VIP area and fantastic smoking garden.
"--- The Gardian.co.uk
The people behind the comedy come with a good pedigree; they have been responsible for the running of The Craichouse Comedy Club For the last 3 Years and in that time it has become Corks premier comedy venue for new and up and coming comedians. We've helped launch the careers of local comedy icons such as Maeve Higgins, Eleanor Tiernan, Kevin Goldsmith, Johnny P, and Ross Brown and more. They are also on a first name terms with every new and up and coming comedian in Ireland today. This allows them the expertise to bring only the best comedians for the students of Cork.
They have also had successful runs in the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festivals, where more than 300 people filled the seats each year. And this year held the inaugural “Craic me up” comedy competition to find the best new comedian in Ireland.
The good people at Gas will also be giving a very new comedian an open spot every Tuesday night thus continuing out commitment to showcasing emerging stand-up comedians, so if you think you are brave enough why not try out.
Line-up for September
Tuesday Sept 18th
Robbie has been doing stand up for a couple of years now. He now plays regularly in the Laughter Lounge, the Capital Comedy Club, and various other Dublin gigs (in fact, anywhere with a microphone), and last year was voted the Capital Comedy Club's best support act.
Robbie was also appeared twice in the final of the Bulmers Comedy festival and has previously attained the title of 98 FM's 'Dublin's Best Comedian'.
He has also played to a sell out audience in the Empire Comedy Club in Belfast, and in Vicar St., Dublin. As well as comedy, he is also a published cartoonist, illustrator, and writer. Recently he co-presented a radio show on Liber8fm and has now just grown his very own beard!. He is also available for acting cameos if you need a tramp, or a Son of God, and can keep a beat on the oul' drums!
One of the best comedians/electricians in the Irish comedy circuit today. (Pardon the pun)
Chris has played in EVERY comedy club in the country and his laid back style and likeable character make him one of the best new comedians in Cork.
Johnny is from Kerry, the mortal enemy of Cork but don’t hold that against him. He has some good points, the first being that he is a comedian, the second being that he was also funny.
His quick off the mark comedy has made him a favourite of The Craichouse comedy club. John’s a mainstay of the Cork Comedy scene, performing at the LV, Nancy Spains, The Half Moon, and Fermoy, before taking over the Tikki Lounge comedy night. He’s also performed at Revolutions in Waterford and 2 years at the fringe during the Cats Laughs comedy festival in Kilkenny.
Tuesday Sept 25th
Neil Hickey began his stand up career just over three years ago, and in this short time he has performed his thoughtful, warm and witty brand of humour in all the major comedy venues across Ireland. A native of Dublin, Neil is a regular performer in the city's most established comedy clubs, including the International Comedy Club, The Comedy Cellar, The Capital Comedy Club and the Laughter Lounge. In 2005 Neil won the Bulmers International Newcomers Comedy Comp and as a result supported Bill Bailey in Dublin’s famous Olympia Theatre. Following this, Neil made his Irish television debut appearing on RTE's Liffey Laugh stand up show, and then rounded off a fantastic 2006 by winning the Irish heat of the Amused Moose Laugh off Comp. More recently, Neil was selected to perform at the 2007 Irish Just For Laughs Montreal Showcase, and performed as part of the official line up for this year’s Kilkenny Cats Laughs Comedy Festival. Neil Hickeys stand up career looks like it will continue blossom for many years to come.