Sandra Quinn chats with Cork comedian Chris Kent
CORK comedian Chris Kent will be up on the same stage as one of his idols next weekend, as he takes to the stage in Killarney before comedic legend Dylan Moran.
Having started out in the comedy scene six years ago, and dedicating his hours full time to it for the past three years, this is something that the Knocknaheeny comedian is really looking forward to.
“It will be great craic, performing before one of the biggest comedians in the world, doing a gig with him will be amazing, I’m really looking forward to it.”
This is the second year of the Comedy Central Killarney with two stages playing host to 16 comedians over two days on September 14 and 15. While the name Chris Kent has been well known in the Cork comedy scene for some time now, thanks to his time as MC in City Limits, he really has been getting the Cork accent out there across the world in the past year. He has just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and aside from an unfortunate badly timed bout of the mumps, he said it was one of the best experiences of his life.
“It was hard work, but it was well worth it.”
He plans to work even more this year, boost his profile a bit more and hopefully return to the Fringe festival again next year and he has already started writing the new material for his next shows.
Chris said that for this year’s Edinburgh show, he could pick and choose from years of material, but for next year, he will have to concoct an entirely new show.
“I’m writing material about the mumps now, but it might be a bit early yet to see if I’ll have any of it ready for Killarney.”
Chris plays the City Limits Comedy Club on September 7 and 8 at 9pm. Tickets 15 euro.
Read the full interview in Downtown, free with Thursday’s Cork Evening Echo.