Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.
I’ve been in writing & developing mode for 2017, so there haven’t been a ton of public gigs to announce or share.
Back in May, I did my one-woman show Not A Funny Word at the Peacock Theatre. It was a brilliant experience to make a comedy show – with songs – out of what was not at all a funny time in my life. It was directed by Philly McMahon with music by Alma Kelliher and it was a dream come true to perform my own work at the Abbey, let alone with such a team.
I’m working on two books, one fiction, one non-fiction. Watch this space, I’ll give you news when I can.
There’s also my own TV series in the works. You never know if these things will go til they’re on air and into the first ad-break, but this one does look like it’s moving so please, please cross your fingers with me!
October 6th and 7th I’ll be doing Kinsale Words by Water literary festival. On the Friday, I’ll be doing a chat and reading with Colm O’Regan (in whose Colm O’Regan Wants a Word radio series I also performed). On the Saturday, I’ll be doing a comedy writing workshop I’m calling Thinking is Bad.
My monthly column in Irish Tatler is another spot I’m very lucky to have. Plus, I may periodically pop up in other publications writing funny stuff, like this column on curves in the Irish Times.
I’ll no longer be writing my Sunday Rage-In for Headstuff, but it was a very enjoyable 18 months. Thanks so much to Paddy and Alan. My last column was a safe-cross code for chatting about Repeal the 8th. You might want to have a read if you’re worried about how to start discussing it. It’s here. The chat might not be as daunting as you imagine.
I did Jarlath Regan’s excellent An Irishman Abroad podcast and loved chatting to him. You can check it here if you like.
And some of the most fun news is that I’ll be doing the ‘Our Graham’ voice on the new Blind Date, hosted by Al Porter, for TV3, on air in autumn.
If it’s more regular posting you’re after, you can always find me on Twitter @taraflynn
Thanks for reading, watching, listening.