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Karl Spain

Season 3, Ep. 6

I have had a number of comedians over the last 3 seasons and I’m delighted to say that my special guest today Is Karl Spain, who is have my favourite Irish stand up comedian.

I have run a comedy club in Clonmel, Tipperary for over 15 years and Karl Spain was the MC at my very first show and I’m delighted to say he will be headlining my next show, which is a Christmas special on the 9th of December in Bakers Bar in Clonmel.


As you will hear now Karl isn’t just a great stand up but also a great natural story teller. Karl tells us about his love of going to sports events like the football world Cup, and he shares great stories from performing at comedy gigs all over the world to places including India, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Romania, Brussels, Dubai and Edinburgh to name a few. 


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Fergal O’Keeffe is the host of Ireland’s No.1 Travel Podcast Travel Tales with Fergal which is now listened to in 90 countries. The podcast aims to share soul-lifting travel memoirs about day-dream worthy destinations.

 

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