Tat's not funny

Fan gets comedy club tattoo - then they change the logo

An Irish stand-up fan got a tattoo of his local comedy club’s logo inked on his arm – only to find the venue unveil a new design that very night.

But luckily for 20-year-old Jamie O’Brien, the organisers of Ardee Laughs were only pranking him.

Alan Gernon, pictured, who runs the gig, said: ‘We heard Jamie was going to get it done so decided to play a little trick on him. I asked our designer to design the worst possible logo for Ardee Laughs and he duly obliged.

‘We brought Jamie on stage to show off his tattoo to the packed crowd, whose gasps of disbelief turned to laughter when I then revealed our new logo. Jamie didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

‘The funniest thing was a lot of people thought the new logo looked great and that we should keep it.’

O’Brien, who was given free entry to the Co Louth club, for life, said: ‘People can’t believe I’ve got it done. Although other local businesses have asked if I’ll get their logo done on my other arm.’

Published: 5 Apr 2012

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