Comic Tadhg Hickey brings Marxist Terrorist-Supporting Scumbag Tour to Belfast
COMEDIAN Tadhg Hickey will perform in Belfast on Thursday night at The Ulster Hall.
The Cork-based musician and online comedian turned stand-up has racked up millions of views with his sketches, including Loyalism; but in a house-share in Cork.
Now, Hickey's The Marxist Terrorist-Supporting Scumbag Tour finds him discussing dysfunctional families, fatherhood, colonialism and (it says here) "his raison d'être - trying to break up the United Kingdom through the unusual medium of comedy".
The stand-up tour visits the Ulster Hall tomorrow night (September 21) before traveling on to Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, and will feature live original music with Hickey’s long-term collaborator, Sully, backing him for renditions of (again, it says here) "viral singalong hits", including, Are ye sorry for what ye did?.
On touring, Hickey says: “Frankly, I was too scared. I’d be up in my head worrying about the audience, doing their thinking for them. I didn’t enjoy gigs. The best feeling, I could hope for was relief.
"But last year I did CBT and it’s been absolutely transformative. Now I’m like: Just get up and tell a few jokes bud, ‘it’s not that deep’, as my daughter says”.
In 2022, the Cork man toured a sold-out run of his critically acclaimed play, In One Eye, Out The Other, but he has rarely ventured into stand-up. It was at a previous run of this show that his publisher, Bonnier Books UK, approached the comic about writing his new memoir, A Portrait of the P*** Artist as a Young Man, published earlier this month.
Prior to his evening show at the Ulster Hall, Hickey will be visiting Belfast's No Alibis for a book signing event at 1pm.
Tickets for the Ulster Hall show are available now via ulsterhall.co.uk.