Irish Comedy Tour September, 22 2012
O'Marro's Public House 2211 T Oregon Street Oshkosh
The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh trio.
The clover -- make that clever -- comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Boston Joey Carroll, New York Jim Campbell and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane.
Audiences howl at Richards' tales about his mom's dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius, and The Weather Channel's Top 10.
McCarthy's no-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The "comedy barbarian," as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society's most sensitive topics.
Carroll has been described as a cross between George Carlin and Dennis Miller. His no holds barred style has won him the respect of his fellow comedians and the laughter of his audiences. Edgy is his favorite way to work.
Campbell began performing stand up comedy as a teenager in New York. In 2007 his comedy career became a profession when he joined "The Irish Comedy Tour" and started doing stand up comedy in theaters and comedy clubs around the country. As the group talented guitarist, Jim Campbell plays classic Celtic drinking tunes along with traditional comedy songs.
And finally Keane, originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition.
The irreverent trio, which just released a DVD titled Dublin' Over, has performed at venues across the country, including the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the Dream Makers Theater at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Don't miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes.