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YES! The Brownbread Mixtape at The Twisted Pepper! Friday Nov 18th!

We are taking our raucous, wildly popular show to The Twisted Pepper to celebrate their 3rd birthday. The theme of the night will be “Celebrate, have a good time!” in keeping with the festive occasion. We have one of the most exciting lineups we have ever assembled for a show including the All Ireland slam poetry champion, award winning musicians, world class graffiti artists and our very own snappy, smart sketch comedy from The Brownbread Players. The show will be hosted, as always, by poetic powerhouse Kalle Ryan, ably assisted by resident jack-in-the-box Enda Roche. We also have a few ultra-special surprises in store that cannot be revealed until the night of the gig. And all for a recession busting 10 Euro. You would be an eejit to miss it.

Pick up a ticket here right now. And please, please, please spread the word by passing on the Facebook event page or tweeting about the show by clicking the little link at the bottom of this post.

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The Ridiculously Brilliant Lineup On The Night Will Be As Follows

SPOKEN WORD

Colm Keegan |


Colm is quite simply one of our great Irish writers and he is one of our very favourite performers. He has been short-listed for the Sunday Tribune’s Hennessy X.O Literary Awards on four separate occasions for his poetry and short stories. As well as being the current All Ireland Poetry Slam champion, he also finds the time every month to run the magical and hugely popular Nighthawks gig at the Cobalt Café with Stephen Kennedy (which is deadly). He also appears regularly as a reviewer on Arena arts show on RTE Radio 1 and he will be releasing his first collection of poems with Salmon Press next year. Most recently he co-wrote (with Kalle Ryan and Stephen J Smith) and performed the award nominated ABSOLUT Fringe show “Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About”. Suffice it to say, Colm is the real deal and you’ll be learning his poems for the Leaving Cert if there is any justice. You lucky people get to see him here tonight in his element.

MUSIC

EleventyFour |


EleventyFour is a Cork-born fun-sized music maker based in Dublin, Ireland. Half comedy and all heart, audiences are tickled and charmed by her offbeat songs and banter. In 2010 The Irish Independent highlighted her in an article on the Web’s Best New Music. State Magazine featured her in their Faces of 2011 special edition and indeed the year Twenty Eleventy has been a special year for EleventyFour. She released her debut EP The Joy Imperative in April and subsequently did her first national tour. The EP prompted enthusiastic reviews, national airplay, and a spot on 2UIBestow’s list of 50 Best Irish Acts. EleventyFour was longlisted in the Emerging Talent Competition to play on the Main Stage at Glastonbury 2011. She made her Electric Picnic debut this year and was named one of the The 15 Best Bands At Electric Picnic 2011 by top Irish music blogger Nialler9. As well as all that, EleventyFour has written the exquisite and legendary Jeff Nelson song about a previous raffle winner at the brownbread mixtape. JEFF NELSON, JEFF NELSON, JEFF NELSON! Come along and hear the epic tale told sweetly in stereo.

“It would be a hard heart that couldn’t be charmed by this solo female’s acoustic vignettes that are as comedic as they are brimming with melody.” – STATE MAGAZINE


Pearse McGloughlin and Nocturnes
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Pearse hails originally from Sligo and in 2009 he released his debut album “Busy Whisper” to huge critical acclaim. Busy Whisper made many ‘Best Albums of 2009’ lists (No. 13 on Nialler 9, No. 6 on Phantom 105.2 and No.7 on Swear I’m Not Paul Blog) while the video for ‘Ways to Kill a Werewolf’ (Dir. Kevin McGloughlin) won an IMTV Award in the Best Male Video category. Pearse has performed at the most recent Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and released a well-received EP entitled “Twine” earlier this year. This year has also seen him tour in Ireland, Spain and France, while also finding the time to record a batch of new material for his forthcoming second album. Prepare yourself for a songwriter and musician at the height of his considerable powers. Poetic lyrics, exquisitely tight musicians and magical melodies.

“…soft-focused, mellow tunes delivered with quietly assured authority…” — Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

The Guilty Folk |


The Guilty Folk are Aidan Comerford and Sarah Williams, two people who get sexually-excited by the sound of applause. In reciprocation they will try to make you laugh and sing-a-long with their big fat songs about sex and love. Like most acts these days, their happiness is directly proportional to the amount of people who click “like” on their Facebook page on any given day. the brownbread mixtape is ecstatically excited to welcome them to the show and feels like a proud parent in their life story but we will leave them to tell that tale on the night. Raunchy, rude, rhythmic and harmonically melodious. An act you will not forget.

LIVE ILLUSTRATION

James Earley |


James Earley is one of Ireland’s leading graphic designers and mural artists. His Dublin based design consultancy Inputout is regarded as one of the very best in the business. Founded by James in late 2007, its work encompasses a wide variety of media from print and screen based graphic design to large scale graphic murals. For tonight’s event, James is going to create an original work of art live in the venue as the show progresses. In a wonderful bit of synchronicity, he is the designer of the Twisted Pepper logo, so he is well placed to celebrate and create something cool to mark the occasion. We are super excited to see what he comes up with!

COMEDY

The Brownbread Players |


One of the most enjoyable parts of the monthly brownbread mixtape show are the original sketches written and performed by our very own Brownbread Players sketch troupe (The Brownbread Players on Facebook). The troupe is made up of professional actors Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Sean McDonagh, as well as our own chancer Kalle Ryan . All of the sketches are performed in the style of a live radio comedy show (akin to the classic Goon Show), complete with bloopers, giggles and audience interaction. They are consistently hilarious and are often the most popular element of our show. They are absurd, silly, satirical and a super-rapid-deadly-buzz!

OTHER COOL STUFF

Barring any technical hitches, we will be broadcasting LIVE ON THE INTERNET right here

We will be having a mindbogglingly cool RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes

And of course, we will close out the evening with our Irish Times award winning alternative national anthem “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”

It would be a pleasure to see you all there!

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The Brownbread Mixtape live at The Twisted Pepper – Nov 18th – 8pm

We are delirious with excitement about our next gig. We have joined forces with the good people at Bodytonic and The Twisted Pepper to present a superduper, brainburstingly good show on their main stage on Nov 18th. Their brief to us was to put on the best show possible. So, we took that challenge and decided we would make it even better than that. The result is, quite possibly, the greatest single lineup we have ever had for one of our shows.

We asked every one of our favourite acts to be a part of it and loads of them came back with a resounding “YES!”. We also have some ultra secret, extraordinary surprises in store too, but you will have to come along to the show to find out more about those. So, on November 18th we present a soon-to-be-fabled slice of the brownbread mixtape showcasing the finest performers in Dublin’s contemporary arts and music scene. And all this for a mere 10 EURO!

This gig marks a huge evolution for our show and we really, really need your support. This is a chance for us to pay performers and grow musically, poetically, lyrically, spiritually, twisted pepperly and beyond. So, take a peek at the lineup below and then pick up a ticket in advance. If you don’t have the cash now, then please spread the word and share the Facebook event page or the Official Gig Listing on your twitter, facebook, google+ pages. Tell your friends, invite your enemies, convince your neighbours. Your support is so important to the success of the show.

Suffice it to say, this is going to go down as the best brownbread mixtape we have ever done and if you miss it, it will be like that time when you did that really embarrassing thing that still haunts you. Yeah, we know about that, you fool. Don’t be a fool again!

ALRIGHT, STOP TALKING. HOW DO I BUY TICKETS FOR THIS MOMENTOUS GIG? I HAVE TO CLICK RIGHT HERE YOU SAY? OK, I WILL

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The kickass, top-drawer lineup will be as follows:

SPOKEN WORD

Colm Keegan |


Colm is quite simply one of our great Irish writers and he is one of our very favourite performers. He has been short-listed for the Sunday Tribune’s Hennessy X.O Literary Awards on four separate occasions for his poetry and short stories. As well as being the current All Ireland Poetry Slam champion, he also finds the time every month to run the magical and hugely popular Nighthawks gig at the Cobalt Café with Stephen Kennedy (which is deadly). He also appears regularly as a reviewer on Arena arts show on RTE Radio 1 and he will be releasing his first collection of poems with Salmon Press next year. Most recently he co-wrote (with Kalle Ryan and Stephen J Smith) and performed the award nominated ABSOLUT Fringe show “Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About”. Suffice it to say, Colm is the real deal and you’ll be learning his poems for the Leaving Cert if there is any justice. You lucky people get to see him here tonight in his element.

MUSIC

EleventyFour |

EleventyFour is a Cork-born fun-sized music maker based in Dublin, Ireland. Half comedy and all heart, audiences are tickled and charmed by her offbeat songs and banter. In 2010 The Irish Independent highlighted her in an article on the Web’s Best New Music. State Magazine featured her in their Faces of 2011 special edition and indeed the year Twenty Eleventy has been a special year for EleventyFour. She released her debut EP The Joy Imperative in April and subsequently did her first national tour. The EP prompted enthusiastic reviews, national airplay, and a spot on 2UIBestow’s list of 50 Best Irish Acts. EleventyFour was longlisted in the Emerging Talent Competition to play on the Main Stage at Glastonbury 2011. She made her Electric Picnic debut this year and was named one of the The 15 Best Bands At Electric Picnic 2011 by top Irish music blogger Nialler9. As well as all that, EleventyFour has written the exquisite and legendary Jeff Nelson song about a previous raffle winner at the brownbread mixtape. JEFF NELSON, JEFF NELSON, JEFF NELSON! Come along and hear the epic tale told sweetly in stereo.

“It would be a hard heart that couldn’t be charmed by this solo female’s acoustic vignettes that are as comedic as they are brimming with melody.” – STATE MAGAZINE


Pearse McGloughlin and Nocturnes
|

Pearse hails originally from Sligo and in 2009 he released his debut album “Busy Whisper” to huge critical acclaim. Busy Whisper made many ‘Best Albums of 2009’ lists (No. 13 on Nialler 9, No. 6 on Phantom 105.2 and No.7 on Swear I’m Not Paul Blog) while the video for ‘Ways to Kill a Werewolf’ (Dir. Kevin McGloughlin) won an IMTV Award in the Best Male Video category. Pearse has performed at the most recent Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and released a well-received EP entitled “Twine” earlier this year. This year has also seen him tour in Ireland, Spain and France, while also finding the time to record a batch of new material for his forthcoming second album. Prepare yourself for a songwriter and musician at the height of his considerable powers. Poetic lyrics, exquisitely tight musicians and magical melodies.

“…soft-focused, mellow tunes delivered with quietly assured authority…” — Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

The Guilty Folk |

The Guilty Folk are Aidan Comerford and Sarah Williams, two people who get sexually-excited by the sound of applause. In reciprocation they will try to make you laugh and sing-a-long with their big fat songs about sex and love. Like most acts these days, their happiness is directly proportional to the amount of people who click “like” on their Facebook page on any given day. the brownbread mixtape is ecstatically excited to welcome them to the show and feels like a proud parent in their life story but we will leave them to tell that tale on the night. Raunchy, rude, rhythmic and harmonically melodious. An act you will not forget.

LIVE ILLUSTRATION

James Earley |

James Earley is one of Ireland’s leading graphic designers and mural artists. His Dublin based design consultancy Inputout is regarded as one of the very best in the business. Founded by James in late 2007, its work encompasses a wide variety of media from print and screen based graphic design to large scale graphic murals. For tonight’s event, James is going to create an original work of art live in the venue as the show progresses. In a wonderful bit of synchronicity, he is the designer of the Twisted Pepper logo, so he is well placed to celebrate and create something cool to mark the occasion. We are super excited to see what he comes up with!

COMEDY

The Brownbread Players |

One of the most enjoyable parts of the monthly brownbread mixtape show are the original sketches written and performed by our very own Brownbread Players sketch troupe (The Brownbread Players on Facebook). The troupe is made up of professional actors Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Sean McDonagh, as well as our own chancer Kalle Ryan . All of the sketches are performed in the style of a live radio comedy show (akin to the classic Goon Show), complete with bloopers, giggles and audience interaction. They are consistently hilarious and are often the most popular element of our show. They are absurd, silly, satirical and a super-rapid-deadly-buzz!

OTHER COOL STUFF

Barring any technical hitches, we will be broadcasting LIVE ON THE INTERNET right here

We will be having a mindbogglingly cool RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes

And of course, we will close out the evening with our Irish Times award winning alternative national anthem “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”

It would be a pleasure to see you all there!

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We can be followed & liked in these places:

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Ustream

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Here are 100 of the most amazing comedy sketches of all time

We love sketches round here. In fact we reckon they are the greatest thing that ever happened to comedy. And we firmly believe that our own Brownbread Players are a gang of sketch comedy ledgebags in the making.

So, to spread the gospel on our comedy influences, we wanted share this list of “The 100 greatest sketches ever” as compiled by Kalle last year for his website artlick.com. You will now be armed with a veritable ton of comedy clips to amuse your friends as you interact wittily on Facebook and Twitter. Pawn them off as your own discoveries, we are totally cool with that.

We’ve included a link to the individual pages below as well as including a sample sketch from that section of the list. Some of the clips appear to have gone to the great cloud computing gig in the sky but most of them are still there and still hilarious. You can always look them up on your favourite search engine if they’re not there. In fact, you should.

(Visit our YouTube channel for loads of great sketches by The Brownbread Players)

 so, without further ado, in no particular order


The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 100 to 91

#96 A brilliantly simple sketch by Louis CK. One of the truly great stand up comedians working today.

[Click here to see #100 to #91 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 90 to 81

#89 The Two Ronnies’ (Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker) Mastermind sketch is the absolute yardstick for smart writing in any format. Just really funny and really clever.

[Click here to see #90 to #81 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 80 to 71

#80 My two favourite Pythons are Michael Palin and John Cleese. Here they are doing what they do best in one of their greatest sketches. Being funny in a Python way. No they’re not. Yes they are.

[Click here to see #80 to #71 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 70 to 61

#69 Eugene Mirman is a unique voice in stand up comedy and his little video sketches are off-the-wall, inventive and really funny. This sketch is doubly cool because Wilco’s Heavy Metal Drummer plays from his finger. You’ll see.

[Click here to see #70 to #61 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 60 to 51

#58 Robert Mitchell and David Webb may be best known as the stars of the marvellous Peep Show  sitcom but their sketches are outstanding too – consistently hilarious and right on the money. In fact almost all of their sketches are brilliantly written and performed and deserve multiple viewings . This particular sketch hits home with anyone who has had to endure turgid daytime television. 

[Click here to see #60 to #51 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 50 to 41

#42 During the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland, members of Sinn Fein were not allowed to speak on national tv so their voices were substituted with those of an actor. As if that weren’t already bizarrely funny, Steve Coogan takes that concept and makes it even funnier on The Day Today.

[Click here to see #50 to #41 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 40 to 31

#36 It’s almost annoying how little there is to this sketch considering how marvellous it is. Take a brilliantly bright comedian such as Stephen Fry and have him talk about language. Thats it. Savour the privelege of watching him in full verbal flight and marvel at his ability to draw humour from the most unlikely linguistic places.

[Click here to see #40 to #31 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 30 to 21

#30 Mr Show with David Cross and Bob Odenkirk is probably the greatest American sketch comedy show. Clever ideas, well directed, smartly scripted, great cast and, crucially, very funny. Everything about this anti-corporate sketch is bang on-the-money and offers a frightening amount of funny-cause-its-true moments.

[Click here to see #30 to #21 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 20 to 11

#16 Big Train had a great running gag throughout the series featuring an animated staring match, culminating in this, the prestigious staring final. Featuring commentary from actual BBC football commentator Barry Davies.

[Click here to see #20 to #11 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The 100 Greatest Sketches Ever – 10 to 1

#6 Two RAF World War II pilots babble like pseudo-gangsta teenagers. It became a recurring sketch on the Armstrong and Miller show and every one of them has little gems to marvel at.

[Click here to see #10 to #1 of the 100 greatest sketches]

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The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show in the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland.

Each  show has a theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
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