Stand-up in the Schoolyard
STAND-UP comedy is coming to Charleville on Saturday, June 23, when seasoned performers Tony Black and Dakota Mick bring their unique blend of laughter and madness to the Schoolyard Theatre.
Both men have been making quite a splash on the comedy circuit locally and are looking forward to bringing their show on the road.
Tony Black is a veteran of the entertainment circuit. He began as a magician and is wellknown throughout the country for his stage hypnosis show. Now he is focusing on comedy, but he might throw in the odd trick, or put the odd spectator to sleep, if the mood hits him.
Tony has shared stages with many big names, from Ardal O’Hanlon and Graham Norton in their stand-up days, to more recently known comedians. He is four times Irish magic champion, and has performed extensively throughout Europe.
“My magic was always comedy orientated, so in the last few years I have been concentrating more and more on pure stand-up. And audiences seem to love it,” he said.
Dakota Mick is a former US Marine who married an Irish woman and followed her to Cork.
“I met her while I was serving in Hawaii. I thought, Ireland is an island too. How different can it be?” he joked.
Born in Dakota, he grew up in the heart of country music, and strummed a mean guitar before switching to comedy. He still sings on occasions, and has created some hilarious parody of country hits and standards.
“Picture Garth Brooks singing about a lock-in at a rural Cork pub, and you get the idea,” he explained. “There will be plenty of comedy on the night, but I am bringing my guitar, and I will get them singing.”
Keep it Country will be in Charleville for one night only, at the Schoolyard Theatre, as part of the comic duo’s Munster tour. The night promises to be a mix of hilarious stand-up routines and skits, with the occasional song and magic trick thrown in. There might even be a bit of hypnosis! The show is at 8pm on Saturday, June 25. Tickets are €15. They are available on the door, or by phoning 087 1804870.