PP Comedy Festival: Tommy Tiernan meets…Tommy Tiernan as Comic Distraught at Hairloss

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Ever wondered what might happen if the Tommy Tiernan of today, met the Tommy Tiernan of yester-year?

Well wonder no more.

Because master mimic Conor ‘Sketches’ Moore has ripped off Ireland’s king of comedy and well-known RTE presenter ahead of the Paddy Power Comedy Festival – bringing Tiernan, face-to-face with himself (from 2016) in a skit that has gone viral on social media in recent days.

When ‘old Tommy’ finds himself opposite his future self, he asks ‘new Tommy’ why he’s so serious.

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He responds: “You do know, things are about to get seriously miserable in the next few years in this country?

Old Tommy kicks back: “But we’re Irish. We’re not happy unless we’re miserable. That’s how we’re supposed to be!”

However, new Tommy breaks the news to him that in the intervening years between 2016 and the present, Britain will leave the EU, there will be a global pandemic, and all of the life-altering restrictions that came with it, there will be war in Europe, rising inflation and fuel prices, and worse, that we would lose Fungie the dolphin and lose to Luxemburg in the football.

But the final blow is delivered when new Tommy reveals to his past self that he will lose his hair, sending ‘Tiernan’ into a state of comical despair.

“Mother of Jaysus! I was full sure it was going to grow back in the summer!” old Tommy reacts.

The Back To The Future style spoof clip was created to promote the four-day Paddy Power Comedy Festival, which kicks off tomorrow night (Thursday, July 21st) in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens, and is headlined by Tiernan.

And Paddy Power pulled no punches when it came to honing in on the hugely popular comedian, engaging in the services of Moore, who famously appeared alongside Tiger Woods in a TV ad, to get involved in the skit.

“Tommy Tiernan is famed for being one of Ireland’s most madcap comedians. But with age came hair loss and he appears to have literally absorbed his madcap vibe into his appearance and is rarely seen without his trademark beanie hat onboard.

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But as one of the headline acts at the Paddy Power Comedy Festival (him, not me), I can vouch for the fact that he’s still as brilliantly energetic and wildly, wild as ever,” Paddy Power, spokesman for the brand explained.

The full sketch, which is shot on a set that bears remarkable similarity to that of The Tommy Tiernan Show, can be viewed on Paddy Power’s social media channels.

The Comedy Festival returns for the first time since 2019, and it promises to be bigger, better and most definitely greener than ever before.

Over 90 artists will perform across two evening shows daily, with an additional matinee on Saturday, culminating in a total of 50 hours of laughter across four fully seated stages from July 21-24. 

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Aiken Promotions have insured that this weekend’s festival is packed to the rafters with home-grown talent, from household names such as Ardal O’Hanlon, Dylan Moran, Foil, Arms & Hogg, Deirdre O’Kane, Emma Doran, Jason Byrne and Andrew Maxwell to emerging acts like and a range of online stars including Tony Cantwell & Lolsy Byrne.

There will also be an exceptional line up of American stars including star of Saturday Night Live, Andrew Dismukes, Sherry Cola, Patti Harrison and Mary Beth Barone. They will be joined by amazing international acts from across the world, like Brodi Snook and Shindhu Vee.

Festival Director Bren Berry, of Aiken Promotions said:

“Ours is an industry that suffered more than most over the past three years and the Comedy Festival represents a lifeline for so many comedians. 

“Our partnership with Paddy Power as title sponsors should have begun in 2020. But it is testament to their commitment, not just to the festival but to the livelihoods of all the artists involved, that they stuck with us. Their support has never been more important than it is now, as we make our return to the Iveagh Gardens to showcase the very best of Irish and international talent in the heart of Dublin after a three-year break.”

Tickets for the Paddy Power Comedy Festival, which is a strictly over 18s only event, are available now and are sold on a show-by-show basis.

For full details of the Paddy Power Comedy Festival line-up, programme information and to buy tickets, visit https://PPComedyFestival.com

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