1916: Tim McGarry "Goes over the Top"

22 October
David Hull Promotions presents - 1916 - Tim McGarry "Goes Over the Top".

Tim McGarry (Blame Game, Give My Head Peace, Hearts and Minds, A Perforated Ulster) is back.
Following the success of Tim McGarry's Irish History Lesson the comedian returns with a brand new stand up show about our history. This time instead of taking on all of Irish history Tim will concentrate on the bits that we think matter the most. And because of the year that's in it, it can only be the 1916 Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. In 2016 we have been inundated with worthy and serious dramas and documentaries about the meaning of 1916. There has been much chin stroking and nodding of heads sagely. Tim McGarry doesn't want that. He wants to give you jokes.

What are the funny myths and facts about 1916? Why do we take our history so seriously? And how can we stop taking it seriously? Tim will cover the period from the start of the 1900s from Oscar Wilde and Carson, to the Titanic and the build-up to the Easter Rising and the Somme. He will ask serious questions like - What can we learn from 1916? What would the people of 1916 think today? How the hell can we know? And frankly who cares? Is it a good idea to take our current political views from what happened a century ago? And what will be remembered in 2116? Expect myths to be exploded and sacred cows to be slaughtered but above all expect laughs. And who knows, we might accidentally learn something.

Please note that this show contains strong language and strong opinions and anyone under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
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