The thrilling event stirred an abundance of laughter in another successful night of comedy
By Sadhbh Pearse
Saturday, March 11 saw the return of the Mic Drop Comedy Club to the intimate Record Room. Tickets sold like hotcakes, and as per usual the room was full of people and uncontainable laughter.
Limerick native Kevin O’Connor was the M.C. for the night and bounced onto the stage full of beans. He quickly welcomed everyone, set the ground rules for the night and did a few minutes of his own jokes to get the crowd warmed up.
The first act was comedian and previous M.C., Brian McCormack. He immediately addressed his new hair cut which changed his appearance drastically as he had been growing out his thick red locks for over three years. Brian’s comedy is mostly centred around his relationship and how he hasn’t yet proposed; attendees were aghast when he dropped to one knee with a ring and asked his partner Maeve to marry him.
Above the noise, her American accent could be heard “You asked me last week! Your pants ripped, you passed out and we had to take you to the hospital!” which left the crowd in fits of laughter.
Next was Lesly Martinez who lives in Cork, originally from Venezuela. She was sporting a black t-shirt with bright detailing, Dr Martens and black opaque tights that showed off her floral thigh tattoo. She gave some background to her homeland and the dangers of living there, joking, “it’s like Limerick, but with better weather”.
Lesly made multiple jokes about waiting to gain Irish citizenship and things she’s excited to do, even joking that she was going to do the most Irish thing possible – move to Australia!
Next was a very different act. Comedian Francis Breen arrived on stage in white painting overalls with white face paint covering his face. He had a “drier” sense of humour than the others and put on more of a performance piece. One of his funniest jokes was the comment that print media is dying and the suggestion that we should be using the Goosebumps font for “spooky news”.
Kevin then announced the intermission and added that there was a suggestion box open on the Mic Drop Comedy Instagram page for those in attendance to submit jokes. He read these after the intermission – and could suss out who submitted the jokes by their laughter.
Carrie Sully wasted no time at all in getting into her set, making a joke about her appearance, saying she looked like she’d been in a fight with Katie Taylor and that “her title is safe”. Carrie’s set gained a steady flow of boisterous laughter from attendees.
The final act of the evening was British comedian Thomas Lawrance, who immediately launched into a group survey of ‘Big Spoon vs Little Spoon?’.
Lawrance was by far the best at working the crowd, asking people what they learned over lockdown and steadily poking fun at attendees. His final joke of note was that yes, he was English – but he didn’t mean to be!
Kevin returned to the stage to announce the next comedy night, taking place on April 8, and introduced the musical act set to give a backdrop to the remainder of the night.
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