Shamim Malekmian reviews Omid Djalili’s recent gig at the Cork Opera House. Not long after walking onto the stage of Cork Opera House on Wednesday night Omid Djalili started singing a song that had only two words as its lyrics: Muslim ban. Mixing the singing with a little Persian dance, Djalili managed to make the lightest situation of a contentious political issue. The 51-year-old British comic was … Continue reading Omid Djalili at the Opera House
Entertainment Editor, Gemma Kent, chats with comedian Edwin Sammon about his new tour and the power of laughter. The best part of doing interviews is when the person on the other end has you laughing your way through it. That’s laughing with them, of course; like how Edwin Sammon’s opener to our chat had us both chuckling within seconds, as he told me … Continue reading Edwin Sammon & The Comedian’s Cure
Alex Mulcahy recalls his attempt at Dutch sophistication After last summer’s unequivocally tumultuous adventure in Ios, Greece, I decided to uphold a promise I had made to myself in the midst of the chaos. The solemn oath entailed a more cultured and refined experience; one of art museums and the exploration of global gastronomy. Or waking up at hours that normal people wake up at, … Continue reading Motley Travels… Amsterdam
Words: Kyle Malone With RAG week over, UCC students have now settled into March, a month whose only merits are being bombarded with free stuff during SU elections and also the national celebration of “Drink More than the Other Days” day. Even the former has caused issues this year, with some claiming the newly formed “Students’ Onion” makes them cry, while others have raised concerns … Continue reading What do you mean we only have a couple weeks left?
Ireland’s first lady of comedy Maeve Higgins sat down with Riley to chat about adventures in The Big Apple and her spectacular new laugh-out-loud book Off You Go: Away From Home and Loving It. Sort of. The comedy industry is no joke, pun very much intended, and no one knows this better than Maeve Higgins. It is undoubtedly one of the most difficult careers for … Continue reading Motley Meets Maeve Higgins
We sent Entertainment Editor Riley to Litchfield Penitentiary to catch up with everybody’s favourite inmate, Julie Lake, who plays lovable ‘meth-head’ Angie Rice. The show on the tip of everyone’s tongues right now is undoubtedly the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, which this year released a third season. OITNB has taken the world by storm; proving that online series are certainly on … Continue reading Interview with Julie Lake of OITNB: Every Sentence is a Story
Ellen Desmond fills you in on all things Ross Noble ahead of his Cork Opera House appearance in December Following 14 sell-out tours, the king of improvisional comedy is back, with latest tour Tangleman making its way to Cork on the 7th of December. Noble started out doing comedy at 15 and by now, at 37, should be well versed in the art. He explains, … Continue reading Tangentleman on Tour