Probably best known for his appearance on RTE’S The Blizzard of Odd and The Panel and the BBC’s The Blame Game, top stand up Colin Murphy is set to perform at Strabane’s Alley Theatre on February 12th in front of an anticipated sell out audience.
Since he first started comedy in the late 90’s, Colin has performed over the world, from New York, Boston, Montreal, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Prague, Brussels, Antwerp, Singapore, Paris, Milan and even Helsinki. His skills have not just been reserved to the stand up stage, as he also appeared in several films including “Road” by Jim Cartwright and the hit Irish comedy, “The Most Fertile Man in Ireland.”
So what kicked started Colin into comedy? “Well it wasn’t a eureka moment” stated Colin” It was more of an ‘oh f*ck’ moment! I had got a job working on the Kelly show on UTV writing sketches and performing them every week but then after three weeks I was sacked. So I basically just had to do it, I had to earn a living. So I just threw myself into it, I did Edinburgh all those places, I slept around England, playing in every kip. It beats working! I’ve had endless terrible jobs!” Since his Kelly Show job he has not looked back and is now seen as Ireland’s top stand up comedian, with a number of hit shows to his credit. “We are delighted Colin is set to return to the Alley for a great night of stand up on Feb 12th” commented Nathan Flatman from the Alley Theatre. “Looking at ticket sales I think his show must have been the number one present this Christmas in Strabane, as the show has only limited tickets left!” Tickets for the gig are only £16 and are available from the Alley Theatre Box office on 028 7138 4444 or by booking online at www.alley-theatre,com.