No joke as Limerick reporters prepare for comedy gig

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Four members of staff at Limerick’s Live 95FM are hoping to raise thousand of euro for charity when they take to the stage for a stand-up comedy gig at Dolan’s Warehouse next week.

Four members of staff at Limerick’s Live 95FM are hoping to raise thousand of euro for charity when they take to the stage for a stand-up comedy gig at Dolan’s Warehouse next week.

News reporters Eric Clarke, Denis Tierney and Trevor Anderson along with sports editor, Liam Aherne, will each perform live on stage for five or six monies at Dolan’s on October 5 next.

All of the proceeds from the event, will go to Cari and the Children’s Ark at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

Professional comedian Karl Spain will tutor each of the four reporters in advance of the show.

Karl will also perform on the night along with Fred Cooke and Colm O’Regan.

The comedy-gig is part of Live 95FM’s living in window campaign which begins on November 1, next.

Last year more than €20,000 was raised for charity when presenter Mark Whelan lived in the window of Brown Thomas for a week.

Newcastle West native, Liam Aherne, says he is looking forward to the challenge of of perfoming at Dolan’s.

“I am a bit apprehensive and nervous and a bit nervous because normally when I am on the radio, I can’t see who I am talking to so it will be a bit daunting,” he added.

Denies Tierney, who last year waxed his chest in public says that challenge was easy compared to performing a stand-up comedy gig in front of hundreds of people.

“I would actually prefer to be doing that (chest waxing) now rather than standing up in front of hundreds of people trying to do comedy for four or five minutes because I’m not funny,” he said.

Pallaskenry native, Eric Clark says he has never done anything like this before.

“I’m actually very nervous even just thinking about it. It is going to be quite scary on the night but I will give it a try and all of the money raised will go to charity,” he said.

Tickets for the show, which begins at 8pm, will be available on the night at Dolan’s or ahead of the date at the studios of Live 95FM on the Dock Road.