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Hello. Are you there? Ah, good. You see, a lot of Ireland’s finest comic talent has migrated to Edinburgh for the month leaving us Hibernian schmucks with a dearth of laughs. The digest reflects this as I’ve been forced to enact a Comedy Emergency (in reference to the Emergency Powers Act 1939 and not, for instance, a clown in need of an ambulance). Enjoy your assigned ration.
1. The Mess Around
The Mess Around is brought to you by Giles Brody (known associate of Fr Declan Quigg) and Colin Chadwick (in the aforementioned Scottish capital). I guarantee you it’s the only night to regularly feature both Pierce Brosnan and the Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth.
2. The Earliest Show
Any veteran Tittererer’s Digest readers out there should be familiar with the Earliest Show from the tenure of my predecessor Alan Maguire. The web-based show takes the form of an obnoxiously energetic morning show that is a metaphor for the stages of grief.
3. Tig Notaro
The Daily Beast has an interview with stand-up comedian Tig Notaro. A good chunk of it deals with her association (or lack thereof) with Louis CK who is credited as an executive producer on her show One Mississippi and the subject of allegations of sexual misconduct. It does also touch on Notaro’s work itself, albeit briefly.
Before You Go…
This is my favourite thing that SNL has ever produced. Forget your Spicers, your cowbells and even your Norm-MacDonald-as-Burt-Reynolds-in-an-oversized-foam-cowboy-hats. Believe in your dreams!
Main image via the Mess Around