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Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties

Thu 27 Feb 2014

Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties

Much-loved Irish comedian Ed Byrne is bringing his latest show to the Isle of Wight, which is something to be celebrated even if the subject matter is something that traditionally makes people a little antsy.

While turning 40 is a serious burden for some, funny man Byrne has decided to go into middle-age with a roar - hence the title.

The TV panel show regular, who already has a number of nationwide tours under his belt, claims he has classed himself as a miserable old man since the age of 23, and he's no less cranky now than he was back then. 

He is, however, at the top of his game, according to Time Out London, presenting joke after joke at a speed so fast that "hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways", according to The Times.

The Scotsman agreed, adding: "It is rare for a comic to merit the word 'masterful' but in this case it is no overstatement."

Drawing on the style that made him famous both in Ireland and in the rest of Britain, Byrne flirts with the occasional whimsy before veering dramatically to observational madness, offering up an extensive collection of hilarious anecdotes and straight-up funny stuff.

Those who want to catch him on the Isle of Wight only have one night available to them, so you'd better book your ferry tickets and theatre seats quickly.

Byrne will be at the Medina Theatre in Fairlee Road, Newport, on April 27th with the show kicking off at 8pm. All tickets are priced at £22.50.

Come and watch one of the nation's comedian's embrace middle age with open arms, and hope to God you'll be able to do the same thing with an equal amount of style and grace when it's your turn.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801698430-ADNFCR

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