Anthony McGinley was ten years old when his mother died.
She was given full honours at a state funeral, but after that life in the McGinley household began to slowly fall apart. Untill Anthony found an unfinished novel among his mother’s things. It described an allegory for a flawed antihero.
Can Nancy Goodaim save the solar system from the evil Sozman Borkstapple?
The Sci-Fi themed comedy returns for another night of messing next Tuesday. It also marks Sligo voice actor Heber Rowan‘s first time on the standup mic. Head for McLynns, grab a pint and enjoy some quality messing -starts at 8 bells. (Goes on for about an hour with a break to get more drinks in at the halfway mark)
Lineup for 7th March:
The first half begins with Coolaney’s Joe Fogarty, expect observational humour covering things like placenames, local radio, religion, fashion, and all the stuff in between and either side.
Heber Rowan is the second act -Heber is an actor and has an encyclopedic mind so all bets are off for his first set in McLynns.
Heidi Stemp will finish out the first half -Heidi is the queen of quickfire one liners so expect back to back puns with a local twist.
Cork native Dara McKenna is opening the second half. Fresh from supporting John Colleary at the SO funny Sligo festival Dara has a set covering everything from life with autism to daytime TV.
Jay Starliper, the Sligo Des Bishop, will follow Dara and bring New York style surreal observation to the room.
The final act of the night is Terry Markey. Terry missed the February night so will be making up for lost time with an animated description of how middle aged dads fit into porn films. Which is worth watching.
Flungolian Chief Bodonigan Klump gazed proudly at the assembled Persceans.
The entire population had gathered to hear him speak.
‘Citizens‘, he barked.
Several listeners reared up on their hind legs and neighed loudly, their anterior scales sparkling in the moonlight.
‘This is perhaps the proudest moment of our history.’
An enormous chorus of gonks fongulated with pride.
‘The moment we surely prove those doubting neighsayers wrong. Because tonight we re-launch the Hyperion Arc. And when it returns to Earth, it will bring our ancestors one simple message -Interstellar travel is possible, achievable, and has absolutely no effect on human biology.’
‘I have full confidence that if all do their duty, and if nothing is neglected, that we, the Galactic Rangers, shall prove ourselves able to bring humanity the antidote it so desperately needs. This is going to be a very dangerous mission.
Our spacerocket is damaged and leaking fuel.
The Martians will be waiting in Saturn’s rings.
But, know this -no Ranger has ever been lost or injured during my time as captain.
Which is why I’m going to step down and wait here on Pluto for ye to return. If ye do. Godspeed.’