27TH-31ST OCTOBER 2016 PORTLAOISE
TOM STADE WITH WILLIE WHITE (MC Tom O’Mahoney)
About Tom Stade
Since arriving in the UK, Canadian émigré Tom Stade has steadily earned a reputation as one of the most original and exciting stand-up talents around. He instantly made a splash on the UK circuit with his magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling, and after years topping the bill and playing at international comedy festivals around the globe, he is now established as a leading touring act in his own right, and finds himself well on the road to being a household name.
About Willie White
Since coming to prominence via Des Bishop’s Joy in the Hood, Willie White has established himself as a regular at comedy clubs and festivals nationwide. He has appeared at the Cat Laughs, Electric Picnic, the Halloween Howls and the Edinburgh Fringe amongst other festivals. He has opened for all the big names in Irish comedy, such as Jason Byrne, Des Bishop, Tommy Tiernan and many more. His quick fire wit and engrossing stage presence has elevated Willie into one of today’s must book comedians. He also appeared in the Savage Eye on RTE as his career goes from strength to strength.
About Tom O’Mahoney
Tom starred alongside the legendary and late, great Rik Mayall on Irish TV’s record breaking hit comedy Damo & Ivor in 2013 –returning in 2014 (alongside Snatch’s Alan Ford), reprising his role as the intolerable toff Tarquin. He has been a regular on Irish TV shows from Republic of Telly to Irish Pictorial Weekly. He’s set to star in a ghost hunting show for TV3, which is set to air early ’16. He’s also a regular on national radio, 2FM’s Breakfast Republic and Spin 1038.
An ex-MMA fighter turned comedian, Tom O’Mahony’s first show at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 ‘Endangered Species’ was a sell-out. He went on to continue his rise to the top as one of RTE TV’s National New Comedian Finalists in 2013 and followed on with a sell-out show at the International Comedy Club for 10 Days In Dublin Fest. His 2014 show ‘Bring On The Apocalypse’ sold out all its Irish dates and saw him sell out yet another Edinburgh Fringe. His 2015 show “Got Ammo” was another sell-out success in Irish theatres. Tom is a headline act in many major Irish comedy clubs.
He has gone on to support the likes of Nina Conti (Cork Opera House) and Michael Winslow (of Police Academy fame) Abandonman, Neil Delamare and Tommy Tiernan as part of their nationwide tours. He plays some of the country’s biggest festivals, Vodafone Comedy Festival, Forbidden Fruit and this year was part of the Best of Irish show at the 2016 Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.
“An unapologetically funny rough-neck , Tom has a penchant for kicking the proverbial doors off when he hits the stage. Fiercely likable and refreshingly original” – The Mirror