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the brownbread mixtape would love it if you joined it in a variety of socially networked settings

the brownbread mixtape is willing to be your friend in a variety of digital, social settings. find out where we are and then join us. it will be awkward at first, but then it will be super cosy and comfortable. we promise.

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Your first port of call should be our super-cool YouTube channel with over 170 videos of past performers. The channel is regularly updated and we proudly showcase live performances from our monthly show featuring the very best music, spoken word and sketch comedy in Ireland right now. We also throw in the occasional short film and oddball music video on the channel too. Please subscribe!

youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape


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Apart from this wonderful blog of ours, the main place to get regular updates and general information type stuff is our Facebook page. At over 1000 fans and rising it’s time to get on the bandwagon while we still have some indie credibility. Our very own sketch troupe, The Brownbread Players have their own Facebook page too, so please give them your thumbs up as well (they need it!). We like you, so we would like it if you liked us too, like.

facebook.com/thebrownbreadmixtape

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Additionally we have been known to “do the twitters” with our adoring niche group of followers. We have been retweeted by members of the Garda Siochana, journalists from the Irish Times, top Irish psychologists, legendary pissheads and other people who enjoy playing digital Chinese whispers. We would be tweetily grateful if you started following us and we will smoke this #BBMT hashtag with you next time we see you.

twitter.com/brownbreadmix

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As the internet evolves, so does the brownbread mixtape. We like to make new friends in all of the different digital ways, so we have set up a supercool Google+ page to share all of the funky new and exciting things that we do in another way. We share quite a lot of photos here, as well as reposting wacky and interesting content by our users (that’s you!). Join our circle and may it be unbroken forever!

the brownbread mixtape – Google+ Page

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Every month we do a cool, live webcast of our show online. The picture is a charming, flickering, orangey webcam and the audio is straight from the soundboard, so it comes across like a modern day family-gathered-around-the-wireless type of occasion. Many of our past shows are archived at our internet-based television studio address, so please pop over and have a gander at previous slices of internet broadcast history.

ustream.tv/channel/the-brownbread-mixtape

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tell us your best food related stories

At every show we ask the live audience to jot down and share some of their favourite stories related to the theme of the night. We realised that there are many of you out there who can’t make it along to the show in person but probably have excellent stories to share. So we want to try out a new idea and include all of you, our online pals.

So, please tweet us your funniest, most interesting, oddest, most curious, cool food related anecdotes or stories and we will gather the best ones up like a bundle of freshly harvested digital crops and share them with the live audience tonight. Please use the hashtag  #BBMTfood so we will know the intention of your twittery tale. Alternatively, feel free to leave a reply below or simply post a message on our Facebook event wall. We look forward to hearing your stories!

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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. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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the brownbread mixtape is socially networked. like us, really like us…

the brownbread mixtape is willing to be your friend in a variety of digital, social settings. find out where we are and then join us. it will be awkward at first, but then it will be super cosy and comfortable. we promise.

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Your first port of call should be our super-cool YouTube channel with over 170 videos of past performers. The channel is regularly updated and we proudly showcase live performances from our monthly show featuring the very best music, spoken word and sketch comedy in Ireland right now. We also throw in the occasional short film and oddball music video on the channel too. Please subscribe!

youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape


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Apart from this wonderful blog of ours, the main place to get regular updates and general information type stuff is our Facebook page. At over 1000 fans and rising it’s time to get on the bandwagon while we still have some indie credibility. Our very own sketch troupe, The Brownbread Players have their own Facebook page too, so please give them your thumbs up as well (they need it!). We like you, so we would like it if you liked us too, like.

facebook.com/thebrownbreadmixtape

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Additionally we have been known to “do the twitters” with our adoring niche group of followers. We have been retweeted by members of the Garda Siochana, journalists from the Irish Times, top Irish psychologists, legendary pissheads and other people who enjoy playing digital Chinese whispers. We would be tweetily grateful if you started following us and we will smoke this #BBMT hashtag with you next time we see you.

twitter.com/brownbreadmix

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As the internet evolves, so does the brownbread mixtape. We like to make new friends in all of the different digital ways, so we have set up a supercool Google+ page to share all of the funky new and exciting things that we do in another way. We share quite a lot of photos here, as well as reposting wacky and interesting content by our users (that’s you!). Join our circle and may it be unbroken forever!

the brownbread mixtape – Google+ Page

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best of the brownbread mixtape 2011 – Brownbread Players: Sketch Comedy

One of our favourite parts of the monthly brownbread mixtape show is the radio-style sketches by our resident troupe The Brownbread Players.  Unfortunately we don’t have audio or video of all of the sketches from this past year, but all the more reason then to listen to our podcast in 2012 to catch up. Please take a moment to listen to the sketches below and if they particularly tickle your funny bone, then please pass them on in your favoured form of social media, so that others can hear them and share in the hilarity.

See also [ Best Poetry & Spoken Word 2011  | Best Music 2011 ]

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1. Werner Herzog : Skanger Man (Studio Version)

[ Written by Kalle Ryan. Performed by Kalle Ryan and Gus McDonagh. ]

Of all the sketches we have ever written and performed, this one has consistently received the most wildly positive reaction. Funnily enough, we weren’t sure if it would even make the cut at the January 2011 show where it debuted, as it felt far too esoteric for an audience to latch on to. Surely noone would know or care enough about Werner Herzog to enjoy a spoof documentary by him about a Dublin skanger? But we underestimated our smart and savvy audience, as they roared in appreciation and stuck with it from start to finish. Since then we have performed the sketch to hugely appreciative audiences at the Flat Lake Festival, Imagine Arts Festival and Electric Picnic. The original live sketch, which can be seen here, has already racked up over 800 views on YouTube, but since then we have recorded a studio version with Enda Roche on production duties and it trumps even the original. We are hugely proud of it, like a secret fart.

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2. Celebrity Knacker Drinking

[ Written by Ken Rogan. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan, Sean McDonagh and Eva Bartley.  ]

Beautifully filmed by Tom and Andy of Storymap (check their fascinating website out here), this sketch was loads of fun to perform as we took the simple premise of these three unlikely celebrities going on the lash with each other in Dublin. Mostly it gave Ken a good excuse to get Kalle to do his hammy Arnold Schwarzenegger accent and for Gus to look the part as a floppy haired Jim Morrison.

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3. Newsnight : General Election Special

[ Written by Kalle Ryan and Ken Rogan. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan, Sean McDonagh and Eva Bartley.  ]

This year saw a general election at last, so we eagerly took a potshot at the scoundrels in power, as well as the many pontificating politicians looking to take their place. Much of the humour is time and context specific, but hopefully it still stands up as a funny document of the end of the Fianna Failure era and the ushering in of the next wave of bullshit.

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4. The Twitter Sketch

[ Written by Kalle Ryan, Kanye West, Jedward and Charlie Sheen. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan and Eva Bartley.  ]

Every now and again we hit upon a sketch that amuses us a ridiculous amount and ultimately has no right to work in a live setting (See last year’s Actual Conversation on YouTube). The Twitter sketch is exactly one of those sketches, made all the better thanks to the superb live saxophone accompaniment by Roger Gregg, as well as the remarkable source material from Charlie Sheen, Kanye West and Jedward. Insane 140 character haikus set to jazz.

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5. America’s Next Top Model

[ Written by Sean McDonagh. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan,  Sean McDonagh and Eva Bartley. ]

Tyra(nt) Banks unleashes her venom on three unwitting, witless wannabe models named Kimberly, Mikado and Coconut Cream. Spot on observations about the show coupled with the loopy challenges made this sketch a massive hit with our audience. Plus we all learned how to “sm-ize” (smile with your eyes!)

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6. Irish Presidential Election – Newsnight Special Report

[ Written by Kalle Ryan and Ken Rogan. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan and Eva Bartley.  ]

Following the success of our general election sketch, we felt it was only fair to take a potshot at the gallery of gobshites running for the office of President. We had buckets of fun performing this one and it went over really well on the night of the gig, but one YouTube commenter described it as “crappy predictable rubbish…(and) a couple of cheap laughs” . Must be a Sean Gallagher supporter.

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7. Pope Palpatine

[ Written by Ken Rogan. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan, Sean McDonagh and Eva Bartley.  ]

Admit it, Pope Benedict does bear more than a passing resemblance to Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars. Throw in a few royal wedding references and you have instant hilarity. The Chewbacca bits still make us chuckle.

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8. In the beginning….

[ Written by Kalle Ryan. Performed by Kalle Ryan, Eva Bartley and Gus McDonagh. ]

We imagined if St. John brought his famous Gospel to a modern day editor/Hollywood producer like Jerry Bruckheimer and how it might get misunderstood and entirely reappropriated. It didnt get a huge reaction on the night but still stands as one that really made us giggle. In the beginning was The Word…

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9. How To Speak Like a Culchie

[ Written by Kalle Ryan. Performed by Kalle Ryan, Eva Bartley and Gus McDonagh. ]

Remember those old language lessons on cassette where everything went far too quickly, the presenters were condescending and nothing made any sense? Well, here is one of those lessons designed to help you speak like a rural Irish native. Written by and for culchies. Beep.

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10. Amanda Brunker

[ Written by Amanda Brunker, U2 and YouTube. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Kalle Ryan, Sean McDonagh and Eva Bartley. ]

Model/Bimbo/Something Amanda Brunker “performed” at the Oxegen music festival this year. As we were making our first festival appearance at Electric Picnic, we decided to reenact her entire performance verbatim and follow up with some of the more choice YouTube comments directed at her. The internet is cruel and cool when it unites in its hatred of mediocrity.

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11. Culchie FM

[ Written by Kalle Ryan. Performed by Gus McDonagh, Sean McDonagh and another McDonagh. ]

In a little rural town by the name of Carrickmadrid, there is a larger-than-life local lecherous celebrity who presides over the most popular local radio show every morning. We join him here for a phone-in on the topic of culchies. Something he seems more than a bit versed in.

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12. The Definitive View on Poetry

[ Written by Kalle Ryan. Performed by Kalle Ryan, Eva Bartley and Gus McDonagh. ]

Every year at our brownbread mixtape christmas party we do a “roast” style sketch about some of the performers in the arts scene in Dublin. This is the first of two parts where we take aim at some of our favourite poets including Sarah Maria Griffin, Fergus Costello and Erin Fornoff (all featured in our Best of Poetry 2011). Our thanks to the poets who were all such good sports about it.

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13. The Definitive View on Singer/Songwriters

[ Written by Kalle Ryan. Performed by Kalle Ryan, Eva Bartley, Gus McDonagh and Enda Roche. ]

The second of our “roast” style sketches about performers in the arts scene in Dublin. In this second part we sharpen our focus in a humorous way on singer-songwriters Pearse McGloughlin and Enda Reilly. With ragged voices and good spirits we roast them gently. Thanks to them both for their gracious sense of humour about it. In conclusion we were joined by our Taoiseach Enda Kenny who delivered a stirring gangstah “State of the Mixtape” address. Not to be missed

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And there you have it for the high calibre sketches in 2011. It was a remarkable year that saw us perform our comedy at Electric Picnic, Flat Lake Festival, Imagine Arts Festival and even a special show at Google.  We throughly enjoyed every minute of it and we hope that you did too. Check out our YouTube channel for loads of other brilliant performances from this year and last year. Spread the word about The Brownbread Mixtape. Please share this page or the individual YouTube links with others if you dig them.

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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. Each act does a performance based on the theme. We all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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the brownbread mixtape is socially networked up the wazoo. like us, really like us…

the brownbread mixtape is willing to be your friend in a variety of digital, social settings. find out where we are and then join us. it will be awkward at first, but then it will be super cosy and comfortable. we promise.

————————————————————————————————————————————–

Your first port of call should be our super-cool YouTube channel with over 120 videos of past performers. The channel is regularly updated and we proudly showcase live performances from our monthly show featuring the very best music, spoken word and sketch comedy in Ireland right now. We also throw in the occasional short film and oddball music video on the channel too. Please subscribe!

youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape


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Apart from this wonderful blog of ours, the main place to get regular updates and general information type stuff is our Facebook page. At over 1000 fans and rising it’s time to get on the bandwagon while we still have some indie credibility. Our very own sketch troupe, The Brownbread Players have their own Facebook page too, so please give them your thumbs up as well (they need it!). We like you, so we would like it if you liked us too, like.

facebook.com/thebrownbreadmixtape

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Additionally we have been known to “do the twitters” with our adoring niche group of followers. We have been retweeted by members of the Garda Siochana, journalists from the Irish Times, top Irish psychologists, legendary pissheads and other people who enjoy playing digital Chinese whispers. We would be tweetily grateful if you started following us and we will smoke this #BBMT hashtag with you next time we see you.

twitter.com/brownbreadmix

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As the internet evolves, so does the brownbread mixtape. We like to make new friends in all of the different digital ways, so we have set up a supercool Google+ page to share all of the funky new and exciting things that we do in another way. We share quite a lot of photos here, as well as reposting wacky and interesting content by our users (that’s you!). Join our circle and may it be unbroken forever!

the brownbread mixtape – Google+ Page

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Every month we do a cool, live webcast of our show online. The picture is a charming, flickering, orangey webcam and the audio is straight from the soundboard, so it comes across like a modern day family-gathered-around-the-wireless type of occasion. Many of our past shows are archived at our internet-based television studio address, so please pop over and have a gander at previous slices of internet broadcast history.

ustream.tv/channel/the-brownbread-mixtape

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the brownbread mixtape wants you to be its digital friend

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Your first port of call should be our super-cool YouTube channel with over 120 videos of past performers. The channel is regularly updated and we proudly showcase live performances from our monthly show featuring the very best music, spoken word and sketch comedy in Ireland right now. We also throw in the occasional short film and oddball music video on the channel too. Please subscribe!

youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape


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Apart from this wonderful blog of ours, the main place to get regular updates and general information type stuff is our Facebook page. At over 780 fans and rising it’s time to get on the bandwagon while we still have some indie credibility. Our very own sketch troupe, The Brownbread Players have their own Facebook page too, so please give them your thumbs up as well (they need it!). We like you, so we would like it if you liked us too, like.

facebook.com/thebrownbreadmixtape

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Additionally we have been known to “do the twitters” with our adoring niche group of followers. We have been retweeted by members of the Garda Siochana, journalists from the Irish Times, top Irish psychologists, legendary pissheads and other people who enjoy playing digital Chinese whispers. We would be tweetily grateful if you started following us and we will smoke this #BBMT hashtag with you next time we see you.

twitter.com/brownbreadmix

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Every month we do a cool, live webcast of our show online. The picture is a charming, flickering, orangey webcam and the audio is straight from the soundboard, so it comes across like a modern day family-gathered-around-the-wireless type of occasion. Many of our past shows are archived at our internet-based television studio address, so please pop over and have a gander at previous slices of internet broadcast history.

ustream.tv/channel/the-brownbread-mixtape

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Tweets by Charlie Sheen + Kanye + Jedward + live saxophone = COMEDY GOLD!

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Twitter is a goldmine of unintentional comedy riches and The Brownbread Players latest sketch is deeply indebted to its cast of (140) characters. They chose the wildest & weirdest tweets by 3 celebrity tweeters and set those silly soundbites to a live, jazzy saxophone score. Get ready to hear bi-winning mentaler Charlie Sheen, egomaniac über-producer Kanye West and dimwit tuneless pop stars Jedward like they’ve never been heard before.

The Brownbread Players are Kalle Ryan, Gus McDonagh and Eva Bartley. (Facebook page).
Saxophonist Roger Gregg is the brains behind the brilliant Crazy Dog Audio Theatre

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The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry and music show in Dublin.
We can be followed & liked in these places: YouTubeFacebookTwitter



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