Tommy Tiernan’s mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not. Through hilarious storytelling and a high energy, non- apologetic delivery he continually challenges his audience who can be confident they are in safe hands. To see Tiernan live is a rare treat, as his stories unfold and themes are elaborated, his performance mesmerises as his lyrical way with words has you in tears.
Not only has hesucceeded at home, in Ireland, and the UK but also in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and America. Both his Gala performances in Montreal in July 2012 received standing ovations and will air soon on JFL All Access on The Comedy Network.
Why Stray Sod? In Celtic mythology, a ‘Stray Sod’ was an enchanted piece of grass that, if stepped on, would leave a person feeling disorientated and lost, even in familiar surroundings. It’s also said that wearing an item of clothing inside out would break the spell and allow the person to find their way again.
‘Stray Sod’ also happens to be the title of Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan’s latest show. A metaphor for how we as humans have somehow lost our spirits, identity and ‘inner lunatic’ in these broke and crazy times we currently find ourselves living in.
But don’t worry, because Tommy’s here with a vision for getting us back on track. Joyful, uplifitng, and inspirational, Tommy’s latest show doesn’t have all the answers, but one thing’s for sure: no one’ll have to leave the show with their clothes on inside out!
Mr. Tiernan is currently working his way across Canada, from East to West. Here is a summary of his upcoming dates.
Tickets: $35.50, $37.50, $42.50 and $39.50
|Monday, April 08, 2013||Halifax, NS||Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Dalhousie Arts Centre|
|Thursday, April 11, 2013||Ottawa, ON||Centrepointe Theatre|
|Friday, April 12, 2013||Toronto, ON||Winter Garden Theatre|
|Saturday, April 13, 2013||Toronto, ON||Winter Garden Theatre|
|Tuesday, April 16, 2013||Winnipeg, MB||Pantages Playhouse Theatre|
|Thursday, April 18, 2013||Victoria, BC||University Centre Farquhar Auditorium|
|Friday, April 19, 2013||Vancouver, BC||The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts|
|Saturday, April 20, 2013||Calgary, AB||MacEwan Hall|
|Sunday, April 21, 2013||Edmonton, AB||Winspear Centre|
In order to truly understand what we are dealing with here, I thought it best to give you a little tasty morcel to chew on. Here is a quick clip of Tommy at the Just For Laughs festival, take a peek.
As you can see, he is a mad man.
Don’t miss your chance to check him out on this tour. He doesn’t come through that often, and he is definitely worth the effort.