The 1 Like Fish
Topping & Butch
Two Episodes Of MASH
Sunday 1st Jun, '03-
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2001 -
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2005 -
A gig is all about how much the audience enjoys it. Whoever reviwed this would be what Tommy would call a lantern jawed gobshite
I have never heard him refer to women as bitches. He may refer to a specific woman as a bitch but not in the misogynistic all-encompassing way lazily suggested by the reviewer. Tommy also never uses the word "who'er" to refer to a woman. That term is referred for the male gender. It's not a term of abuse in Ireland either. As for all of this being charmlessly done I couldn't disagree more.
Tommy Nicholson is a comedy legend in Ireland. His material may not appeal to Englanders, but we love him so leave him alone.
This is a poor review. It takes the patronising line of dismissing both the performer and the audience for being too "local". Yes this comedian's set does rely largely on jokes about his home-town, but people laugh because Navan is seen as the dead-centre of middle-Ireland, with a host of specific sociological and cultural quirks understood by people who live in this country. An Irish comedian doing this isn't the same as, say, a comedian from Glasgow doing a whole set about Glasgow.
Tommy is the best comic in Ireland.
If it goes down well with the audience does that not tell you something? It's funny. No it's crap.. trust me Sinead 17.06.03