Tommy Tiernan: Crooked Man: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 2010
Tommy Tiernan: Out of The Whirlwind: Soho Theatre, London, 2015
I have seen Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan both in Edinburgh and London. With Crooked Man in 2010, Tiernan dealt with the subject of Many of Tiernan’s stories are based around his family and life as a touring comedian. His Out of The Whirlwind show in 2015 saw him describe his views on childhood, religion and sex through brilliantly written spiraling anecdotes.
Like a tornado, Tommy Tiernan resembles a force of nature in comedy. He takes the audience on a rapid journey through stories and routines, hitting punch lines that come at the crowd out of nowhere with military precision.
Whimsical and non-sensical, imagine an Irish version of Billy Connolly, Daniel KItson and Bill Bailey all rolled into one and you have the brilliant Tommy Tiernan.