Jon Kenny, one half of the famous Irish comic duo d'Unbelievables, will help Westport overcome expectations of doom and bad luck when he plays in The Wyatt Hotel on Friday, November 13. The next month, he’ll be spreading some Christmas cheer in Kiltimagh when he performs in the Town Hall Theatre on December 18.
Kenny started his career as a front man for a glam rock band in the 1970s. From there, his career path travelled through the varied acting arenas – stage and film, comedic and tragic, mime and dance, characterisation and stand up.
He has been amazingly successful in all of his chosen fields, winning numerous awards along the way, including a meteor award for the biggest-selling DVD and a nomination for the prestigious Irish Times Best Actor Award.
Kenny’s present show, ‘I’m not says I … I’m Fine’ heralds a return to the type of work that made his reputation as one of the most talented comedians in the country. He uses the changing face of contemporary Ireland as the scaffold on which to build his hilarious observations and characters. Running through such contrasting experiences as supporting Munster rugby to visiting a health spa, Kenny takes no prisoners and delights in emphasising the humour in everyday 21-century life life.
As Hotpress put it last March: ‘Kenny has an uncanny eye for the most absurd elements of life as we know it while at the same time lampooning the idiocies spawned by recently discovered (and just as quickly lost) affluence.’
For tickets to the Westport show (€20 each), drop into The Wyatt Hotel or call 098 25027; for tickets to the Kiltimagh show (€15 each) drop in to Kiltimagh IRD Office or call 094 9381494 – or get them on the door on the night (the show starts at 8pm).
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