BILLINGS, MT —Four boisterous, irreverent Irishmen walk into a pub, er, Alberta Bair Theater on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. to create the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub, complete with accomplished fiddle and guitar, and a whole lot of belly-laughs.
The clover—make that clever—comedians of The Irish Comedy Tour, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane.
Richards is known for telling hilarious stories about his mom’s dog, the holidays, and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, Sirius/XM, and The Weather Channel’s Top 10. McCarthy’s no-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The “comedy barbarian,” as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society’s most sensitive topics. Leibert’s unique, energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton and the lyrical melodies of Ireland. His power packed performance adds an incredible dimension to the show. And finally Keane, who first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America.
Don’t miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart, as well as validate, Irish myths and stereotypes. This show is intended for an adult audience.
This performance of The Irish Comedy Tour is sponsored by Lake Hills Golf and 103.7The Hawk. Tickets, $45 and $35, are on sale at the ABT Box office, located at 2801 Third Avenue North, and by phone at (406) 256-6052 and online at www.albertabairtheater.org.