Gift! Mario is back for three nights at University Concert Hall

Howyah buddies: Mario Rosenstock returns to the UCH
JOSE, Roy, and Mario all return for the third live iteration of the incredibly popular Gift Grub next year.

JOSE, Roy, and Mario all return for the third live iteration of the incredibly popular Gift Grub next year.

Man of many personas, Mario Rosenstock, is back with a brand new stage show, calling to Limerick’s University Concert Hall for three nights in May of next year.

Following the phenomenal sold out nationwide tours of 2010 and 2012 - with a staggering 100,000 tickets sold - Gift Grub will go on national tour next year, featuring a host of brand new characters developed on the Ian Dempsey show on Today FM and the Mario Rosenstock show on RTE.

Expect to see Francis Brennan, Marty Morrissey, Davy Fitz, Donal Skehan and Miriam ‘Genuinely’ O’Callaghan ‘live on stage’ as you’ve never seen them before! There’s the return of Keith ‘Howya Buddies’ Duffy , Joan Burton, José Mourinho, Michael Noonan, and of course Mario’s inimitable take on Vincent Browne.

But probably most of all Mario is delighted to bring back probably his most celebrated character - Roy Keane. “Roy’s back, José’s back - it’s a perfect storm,” he says.

“I can’t wait for people to see the new show - and there’s going to be even more audience interaction this time so, watch out, If you’re in the audience, you might be in the show too,” he laughs.

While starting out primarly on radio as a mimic, Rosenstock has increasingly worked a great visual aspect into his work, and the stage shows are a laugh a minute riot of fun.

The Mario Rosenstock Show Christmas Special will air on Christmas Eve, at 10pm on RTÉ Two. Gift Grub 3 will take place in the UCH on May 1, 2 and 3 and tickets, priced at €35, are available now from the UCH box office on 061-331549 or online UCH.ie.