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.
Tommy Tiernan Tickets: $35.50, $37.50, $42.50 and $39.50 Ticket Link
Monday, April 08, 2013
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Dalhousie Arts Centre
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Winter Garden Theatre
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Winter Garden Theatre
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Thursday, April 18, 2013
University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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.