CORK comedian Tadhg Hickey is set to go it alone for his first solo show in September’s Dublin Fringe Festival.
Best-known as a member of Cork comedy troupe CCCahoots, Tadhg will perform a brand new show entitled ‘In One Eye, Out The Other’ described as a “weird and wonderful part theatre, part stand-up comedy show”.
“The show tells the story of Feargal, a downtrodden but cheery man who fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an alcoholic,” Tadhg said.
“Using the Catholic calendar as a roadmap, Feargal leads the audience on a surreal and hilarious journey with many poignant twists in the hope of arriving at a sort of light at the end of the tunnel for the ‘bright man’.”
The show is funded by the arts office at Cork City Council.
Hickey has become a familiar face to comedy enthusiasts both online and on the small screen over the last few years.
His character Mairead Corkery — a happy-go-lucky young woman who is a staunch Irish republican - caused an internet storm during the 2018 soccer World Cup when she neatly and comically explained why Irish people were not rooting for England in the competition.
It chalked up 44,000 views on Youtube alone and topped one million views on Facebook.
CCCahoots is fronted by Hickey, comedian Laura O’Mahony, and Young Offenders star Dominic McHale.
The group has been together since 2014. They are known for a number of viral videos and appearances on the Republic of Telly.
They also created a sitcom called The School for RTÉ. It was shot near Cobh and released to critical acclaim at the end of 2017.
Tadhg’s show takes place at the Workman’s Club in Dublin on September 7, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14.