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This is quite a late post, but last week we saw the final act in the British and Irish Comedy Festival Dylan Moran (the ‘Irish’ segment in the title), needless to say he was brilliant and had the whole audience rolling in the aisles. Now, as a bonus for seeing Mr Moran you could purchase $10 tickets to watch Eddie Izzard doing a special late night show on the same night. Too good an opportunity to miss and total kudos to Izzard as he came on and started his set 1/2 hour early – so for a bargain price we got nearly 2 hours of his comic genius!

We are sad that the festival has ended but fingers crossed that they do it again in the Autumn. In the mean time we can feed our habit of British comedy with a new series of The News Quiz and I have just ordered Season One of the The Office.

Since Alex got his new camera he has been in a very good mood and I was able to get him to help me freshen up my blog. I have nabbed one of his excellent pictures – it was taken at The Lost Garden of Heligan when we were on holiday in Cornwall a few years ago.

Saw the third act in the British/Irish Comedy Festival Boothby Graffoe. A very funny guy, quite surreal (in an Eddie Izzard kind of way) and made a good job of playing to a v tough crowd on Friday night. A third of the audience definitely got him but the rest were made of stone and refused to have a good time! I don’t know you can’t please all of the people but I will now be tuning into his show on BBC Radio 4.

Or rather they are The Hollow Men and last night we saw the second act in the British/Irish Comedy Invasion. I really didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by their mix of sketches, miming and interpretative dance (Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn was cracking and worth the price of admission alone).

A fantastic night out yesterday at the British Irish Comedy Festival, saw the first act Omnid Djalili (The Mummy, Spy Games and currently the handy man in Whoopie). He was fantastic and v spot on with his political standup – so funny I lost my voice laughing!!!!!! There’s another 3 comedians in the following month so I think we are going to try and see them all 🙂

Since it was being sponsored by BBC America then we got a free DVD with one episode of The Office – which is brilliant as Alex hasn’t seen any of that cringe worthy series!