Arts Q&A: Foil Arms & Hog talk Tiernan, footgolf & Sonia O'Sullivan

Brian Campbell puts artists on the spot about what really matters to them. This week: Dublin comedy trio Foil Arms & Hog

Foil Arms & Hog play Belfast on Sunday March 6

1. When did you think about comedy as a career and what were your first steps into it?

We’re still not sure it’s a career but it's good fun. We started in university and kept going because there were no other jobs.

2. Best gigs you've been to?

Doc Brown at the Edinburgh Fringe (2010), Tim Minchin in Galway (2013) and Tommy Tiernan at Vicar Street (ages ago).

3. Fantasy wedding/birthday party band?


4. The record you’d take to a desert island?

Sonia O'Sullivan's 1994 2000m World Record. Brings tears of joy on every viewing.

5. And the book?

Sonia: My Story.

6. Top three films?

What We Do In The Shadows (hilarious New Zealand vampire documentary), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (We watch it every year during the Edinburgh Festival), and Cool Hand Luke (Get mad at them eggs!)

7. Worst film you’ve seen?

It's impossible to have a worst film because if a movie is uncontrollably terrible, once you get your mates around with a few beers it instantly becomes hilarious.

8. Sports you most enjoy and top teams?

We would happily watch Ireland compete in anything. We recently got into the FootGolf World Cup in Argentina. It's basically golf but instead of hitting a golf ball you kick a football. Go on Ireland! (We finished 10th in the world, not bad).

9. Ideal holiday destination?

Anywhere with a comedy club so we can write the trip off for tax purposes.

10. What's your favourite:

Dinner? Lunch.

Dessert? Breakfast.

Drink? Dinner.

11. Who is your best friend and how do you know each other?

We are each others' best friends. *Holds smile until camera is off...

12. Is there a God?

Definitely. We have proof.

Foil Arms & Hog bring their show SkiddlyWup to The Black Box in Belfast on Sunday March 6 at 8pm (tickets £7/£9). See

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