Irelandâ€™s Got Mammies
Never underestimate the power of a strong angle. Colm Oâ€™Regan might not be the most famous comedian on the circuit but he can certainly draw a crowd, thanks to the universal appeal of a show called Irelandâ€™s Got Mammies. It is based on his cult Twitter feed, @irishmammies, which tweets the shared folk wisdom of an entire generation, using the clichÃ©s and distinctive language with which every Irish family will be all-too familiar.
Oâ€™Regan gets a laugh every time he spouts a phrase that the audience recognizes from their own mammy â€“ or might even have found themselves uttering. Obsessions with weather, the tea, cooking and how the neighborsâ€™ children are doing are all reflected, with the comic perfectly capturing the right turns of phase heâ€™s had a lifetime to study.
The Twitter account continues to gather followers daily, with observations such as â€œIâ€™ve the electric blanket on again tonightâ€. â€œMagine, and it nearly Mayâ€. â€œGlobal warming my eyeâ€; â€œCould I have ten euros of credit for 0 8 7 please and I wonder would you mind putting it on the phone for me like a good ladâ€; and the priceless â€œWhat do you mean â€˜outâ€™? Out where?â€
Colm has brought the world of the Irish Mammy to life in a unique and dotey way, and now heâ€™s made a complete SHOW of Mammy.
â€˜Deadpan with hilarious consequencesâ€™ The Irish Times
â€˜Funny, resourceful informativeâ€™ The List
Friday 8 March 8pm
Tickets â‚¬16/14 concession
Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source CafÃ© from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504-58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.
For bookings go to www.thesourceartscentre.ie or ring the Box Office on 0504 90204