Aisling’s biggest night of the year is this great gig at the Union Chapel, our favourite sweary church in North London.
The Chapel is one of London’s best music venues and though it may not be as well known for comedy it is getting very popular with comedy promoters because of the thrill of swearing and saying risky stuff from the pulpit of a working church. On Monday 27th November we had a stellar line up of established acts some of whom have been with Aisling from the first gig we did over 20 years ago. One of these is our great patron Ardal O’Hanlon, John Moloney who was only dissuaded from doing the famous ‘cat joke’ for the 4th time because he was compering, is another from our early days, another is the hilarious Kevin Gildea and yet another is Tommy Tiernan, one of the biggest Irish comedy acts today who tore the roof off the grade 1 listed gothic-revival 19th century place of worship. Other newer acts such as very funny Kerryman Bernard Casey was with us at our last gig for the first time and acts brand new to Aisling were Eleanor Tiernan, Michael Legge and Michael Downey. All brilliant comedians who made up one of the best line ups we have ever had.
All this and a late bar and rip roaring music from the Craicheads in the bar upstairs made for a memorable night’s entertainment for the packed out crowd. It only cost £20 and there was a prize raffle. If you didn’t make it this year kick yourself and look out for the next one this time next year.
Photo of Tommy Tiernan courtesy of Malcolm McNally of the Irish Post