Jarlath Regan - Organ Freeman
JARLATH REGAN – ORGAN FREEMAN
12 January 2018
How does stand-up comedy become a matter of life and death?
Ireland’s cult podcasting hero and funny man off the television, Jarlath Regan, makes his long-awaited Vicar Street debut on January 12th, 2018. How does standup comedy become a matter of life and death? When your brother needs a kidney and you’re the only one who can give it to him! Join jarlath now the dust has settled on the lifesaving operation, as he performs an expertly crafted hour of interlocking stand up and stories about the experience, modern family life and the ridiculous complications both things created.
Since moving to London and producing the iTunes award winning, multimillion downloaded podcast, An Irishman Abroad, Jarlath Regan has become one of the most talked about names in comedy. Now he returns to Dublin, one kidney lighter, leaner, older and a little bit wiser. Organ Freeman sees Jarlath wring comic glory out of the chaos of the last 12 months and how being asked to donate a kidney forced him to reassess everything. From the absurdity of modern manliness to the bizarre world of self-promotion through selfies, when asked to do the most generous thing possible, Jarlath has to question it all in his own uniquely funny way.
"Had the audience shaking so violently with laughter they probably could have charged their phones" - EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE
Jarlath left his native Dublin for the streets of London four years ago and hit the ground running. While booking major television appearances on Tonight At The Palladium, Russell Howard’s Good News, Standup Central and tour support for comedy supremos Jack Whitehall and Marc Maron, he has been lauded by the press for his interviewing masterclasses with the some of entertainment’s most reclusive characters including Boy George, Gabriel Byrne, Dylan Moran, Hozier, Aidan Gillen and Stewart Lee. The Guardian went as far as to say that "Every single young person reading this should go download this podcast and listen to it every week for the rest of time."
Known for his ability to spin a yarn while rinsing a subject of every punchline available, Jarlath has become a headliner in every major comedy club in the UK while also selling out two dozens of solo shows at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In Organ Freeman his full repertoire is on display.
‘More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour’ Herald ★★★★
Organ Freeman is Jarlath’s ninth solo show and by far his biggest to date. The show will go to the comedy Olympics of the Edinburgh Fringe in August and continue on to tour the UK in the autumn culminating in performances at Vicar Street in Dublin and London’s Westend. Jarlath Regan - Organ Freeman truly pulls on a lifetime of experience being selfish, focuses his sincere comedic voice and acclaimed talent for observation in praise of finding the better part of ourselves in order do what’s right regardless of the outcome.
‘Side-splitting stuff’ ★★★★ Metro / "My pick of the festival. A funny prick."- Joe Wilkinson
Tickets priced €25 go on sale this Thursday 25th May at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.