My First Gig with Duane Doogan

My First Gig explores the when, the where and the why of comedians' first ever gigs. Hosted by Irish comedian Duane Doogan.

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  • Bonus~E4. Pat McDonnell

    The final episode before we break for Christmas is with Irish Comedy legend Pat McDonnell, you may know Pat as Eoin McLove from Father Ted or his hilarious characters from hidden camera show Naked Camera. Pat takes us back to the mid 90's as we hear all about his first gig, enjoy!

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  • Bonus~E3. Ger Staunton

    Next up on 'The Stars of the Irish Comedy Scene', Ger Staunton joins me before a sold out Cherry Comedy at Whelan's to discuss his unusual and almost never first ever gig. Hear the hilarious story of how he used to share comedy when he was younger and what lead to that first time on stage.Follow Ger for amazing comedy clips and updates on when and where you can see him perform.Instagram:
  • Bonus~E2. Aidan Greene

    Listen to the full episode & series when you subscribe to the Club Comic tier on Patreon at up on the Patreon exclusive weekly series 'The Stars of the Irish Comedy Scene' is the wonderful Aidan Greene. Aidan is one of the most tireless working comedians in the country, the effort he puts into studying and preparing for shows is second to none and it shows.Follow Aidan and let him know you heard him right here on the pod!Instagram:
  • Bonus~E1. Jim Elliott

    Listen to the full episode & series when you subscribe to the Club Comic tier on Patreon at the first of a Patreon exclusive weekly series 'The Stars of the Irish Comedy Scene', I sit down with Jim Elliott to discuss his first ever gig and see if he can remember where we first met.Follow Jim for almost daily topical stand-up comedy clips on social media at the links below and check him out in Dublin and around Ireland at your local clubs & festivals.Instagram:
  • 30. Phill Jupitus

    It's the series finale! I recorded this as the finale to the second series which was then postponed with Covid and that series became the online episodes, so better late than never, we have finally reached the end of the series and welcome the legend that is Phill Jupitus for this bumper episode. I only asked for 30 minutes of his time but he spoke about his first gig for over an hour and it was so good... and his second first gig... and his third first gig, it all happens! Take a listen and thanks for joining me this series. I'll be back in 2023 but in the meantime, there'll be bonus episodes every week over on Patreon! Get episodes EARLY, AD-FREE, EXTENDED AAAAAAND THE 'STARS OF IRISH COMEDY SCENE' SERIES at PHILL JUPITUSInstagram: DUANE DOOGANTwitter:
  • 29. Kai Humphries

    This week on the pod, right before we were forced to shut down, I sat down with Kai Humphries just off the back of 2 years non stop on the road from Hawaii to South Africa... to an apartment in Dublin City as he discusses his first ever gig!Get episodes EARLY, AD-FREE, EXTENDED at KAI HUMPHRIESTwitter: Dates: https://kaihumphries.comPodast: DUANE DOOGANTwitter:
  • 28. Brodi Snook

    Hailing from a small town in Western Australia, Brodi made her name in the UK comedy scene and has performed all over the world from Just for Laughs, Edinburgh Fringe all the way to the Paddy Power Comedy Festival in Dublin where we recorded this interview, almost in the wrong hotel, I also tell the story of my club Cherry Comedy, so check that out while you enjoy Brodi Snook on My First Gig.Get episodes EARLY, AD-FREE, EXTENDED at BRODI SNOOKTwitter: DUANE DOOGANTwitter: