Tommy Tiernan is, put simply, a legend of stand-up comedy, and he’s coming to Boom Chicago in April 2020. Winning the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? stand-up competition in 1996, just two years later he won one of the biggest, if not the biggest, prizes in comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. As well as hosting his own show in his native Ireland, Tiernan has received acclaim in the UK, appearing in Father Ted, Live at the Apollo and QI, and the US, appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Other the last 20 years he has built up a deserved reputation as one of the finest live stand-ups around – an intelligent and philosophical raconteur with a rebellious streak, and never afraid to be forthright with his opinions. He’s such a gifted story teller, eloquently drawing you into his world with a poetic use of language, before sucker punching you with an unexpected political barb or rallying cry against one of life’s absurdities or hypocrisies. No self respecting fan of comedy can go through life without seeing Tiernan live – so if you haven’t, you’re a comedy fan, and you respect yourself, this is the perfect opportunity! Do it!
|by Simon Lukacs
Simon Lukacs has made his great escape from Brexit Britain to join our cast in booming Amsterdam. He has been improvising for 7 years, and has performed with some of the best improvisers in the UK and beyond. He trained with The Second City, The Free Association, Monkey Toast and The Spontaneity Shop.
He has taught improv for The Free Association, one of London’s premier improv schools/ theaters. As a character comedian, Simon has taken two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has written for ITN in the UK, and appeared alongside critically acclaimed sketch act Massive Dad for BBC3.