Tommy Tiernan

I went to see a Tommy Tiernan show at the Mercury theater last night in Chicago. He is an Irish standup comedian and he’s very funny. I was impressed by his storytelling and punchlines in the show. A lot of Irish chicagoans seemed to be there at the show. I know there is a huge irish contingent in Chicago and they showed up last night. His humor ranges from explaining the origins of many Irish stereotypes and putting them into several funny stories and going into characatures of people he knew growing up or meets now. He also seems to do a lot of impressions of priests. But being Irish Catholic will do that to ya. Because I’m polish catholic, (or was at least raised that way) I identify with a lot of what he says because the polish are not that dissimilar. All in all he provides an insight into a very humorous world he lives in and brings us along for a wild ride. Check him out if you have a show coming to a city near you.

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