How to be a comic at your local comedy club

July 1, 2021 0 Comments

Irish comedian Steven Wright has been a staple at the Dublin comedy scene for over a decade.

But, in 2018, the comedian will embark on a second act.

In the UK, he has starred in the hit series Stand Up, the hugely popular stand-up show on ITV, and the BBC’s comedy show, The Thick of It, as well as a number of other comedy series.

As a stand-in for the comedy world, he’s a big draw for many comedians.

But in Ireland, his comedy has often been criticised for being too dark and vulgar, and a bit of a departure from his usual comedic style.

“I feel that Irish comedy has been in a weird limbo, and I’ve always wanted to do something new,” Wright told Irish broadcaster RTÉ’s Talkback programme.

“The funny thing is, I didn’t know that Irish comedians were doing stand-ups in the first place, I was never taught anything about that.”

“I was raised to be very dark, very vulgar, so I have a very dark and very vulgar style, but I also like to do stand-ins.”

He added: “My goal was always to be able to do a stand up show, not just do comedy.”

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