Joe Rooney ( Father Damo from Father Ted) has performed his show Shut Your Cakehole at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe amassing wonderful reviews “The stand up was intelligent and topical and insightful and the music/songs were great fun – we’ve had them stuck in our heads ever since!” Edfringe. He was voted Best Comedian 2017 at the Pure M Awards. He has been a headline act in venues all over Britain and Ireland for many years including and has headlined clubs in China, Kansas City, Dubai, Moscow and Bahrain. In the last year he has performed his show in Oman, Dubai, Hong Kong and Glastonbury Festival. In 2018 he starred in the US feature film “Wretch” and he has also starred in the musical Angel Of Broadway performed in The National Concert Hall with a full orchestra.
★★★★ “Rooney is very funny, but it is with his guitar in his hands that he becomes unmissable” The Stage
★★★★ Using his guitar to embody Elvis as God or singing a traditional Irish Sean-nòs song (one with no accompaniment) about a girl in love with a terrorist, Rooney embodies confidence and enthralls his audience. The Skinny (2018 Edfringe)
★★★★ “The intensity he puts into his singing and character acting is on another level. His act rolls along smoothly and nothing felt forced. Shut Your Cakehole is an enjoyable romp with songs, great stand-up and excellent storytelling, full of gags”. Chortle 2019
Presented by Mucky Mud Productions
Duration: 90 minutes. One interval
Age Suitability 12+