The Irish Comedy Tour is a fast-paced, raucous ride across America with four joke-slinging entertainers who know how to party and have a great night. This high energy show takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. The comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland’s Derrick Keane. Don’t miss these hilarious Irish-American comedians as they tear apart, as well as validate, all of the Irish myths and stereotypes.
This seasoned group also recently released a comedy special, The Irish Comedy Tour, streaming on demand via: Amazon Prime, DISH, DirecTV, iTunes, YouTube, Vudu, Vimeo, Google Play, Comcast Xfinity, Microsoft Xbox and Breaker.
The Irish Comedy Tour will be joined by the talents of award winning Irish step dancers, Bridget Farrell, Ashley Gilnack and Dale Loughran from the Farrell School of Irish Dance in New York.
Originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept The All Ireland Talent Show. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America. He’s shared the stage with greats such as: Willie Nelson, The Wolfe Tones, The Furey Brothers and The Dublin City Ramblers.
Damon Leibert’s unique and energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton, and the lyrical music of Ireland. He has performed innumerable concerts and festivals across North America and Europe, and has worked in various theater, film and recording projects.
Mike 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.
Audiences howl at Richards’ tales about his Irish-Catholic upbringing, divorce and his childfree existence. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, SiriusXM and The Weather Channel’s Top 10.
Featuring: The Chapel Street Choir from County Mayo, Ireland, with artistic director Kathy Fahey who performed her musical, Fainne Oir, on Broadway this past September. Chapel Street has performed in Philadelphia and New York City on past trips.
The Berkshire Concert Choir with artistic director, Paula Nuss. The Breffny Irish Dancers of the Terpsichore Dance Center in Pittsfield with director Jennifer Darby.
Local musicians who will accompany the performance are Joe Rose on piano, Andy Kelly on guitar, Eileen Markland on violin and bodhran and John Kelly on double bass.
The theatre will be alive with the Irish spirit for St. Patrick’s Day 2020, shared by the people of Pittsfield and our friends from County Mayo, especially, the delegation from Ballina, Pittsfield’s Irish sister city.
Ben Kohn at 5pm in The Garage
Tickets: Adult: $25 • Youth (12 and under) $15
Back By Popular Demand
Luke Mones is a New York based comedian, writer and actor who can be seen on the upcoming season of HBO’s Insecure. He was the host of a comedy news show for CBS’s Inside Edition called The Breakdown, and he also co-wrote and starred in the Comedy Central digital series Genies. In 2019, he was named an Up Next comedian by Comedy Central.
Additionally, he has written material and made videos for the Howard Stern Show, and is frequently featured in videos on Funny Or Die, Elite Daily and CollegeHumor.
Luke has performed in festivals such as the New York Comedy Festival, Clusterfest, and the Laughing Devil Festival, where he won first place. He has also performed at dozens of colleges around the country and headlined Carolines Comedy Club as part of their “Breakout Artist” series. Luke’s short “Early Decision” screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and his work has been written up in The AV Club, Tubefilter and The Huffington Post.