The Kaje talks Latitude to Tommy Tiernan

Award winning Irish comic Tommy Tiernan has never shied away from public attention – be it breaking world records for the longest stand up comedy performance ever or being accused of anti-Semitism. However, the County Donegal comic has managed to ride the wave and is as popular today as when he first won Channel 4’s “So You Think you’re Funny”. With his universal popularity, Tiernan will easily prove one of the many highlights of this year’s Latitude Comedy Arena so we took a few minutes to find out about his plans.

When you think of Latitude what five words spring to mind?

Unknown, Sweet, English, Adventure, Laugh

If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?

Ex President of America Jimmy Carter retyping by forehead the entire text of Finnegan’s Wake in original Hebrew surrounded by the surviving members of Bow Wow Wow singing the lost songs of Rolf Harris.

What five items will you be bringing to Latitude?

A Pool Cue, a Box of Vodka Lozenges, a map of my Id, a certain Je ne sais Quoi and Coleslaw.

Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?

Halfway through my set, a giant plasma lunchbox will be lowered on to the stage full of digital sandwiches for the entire world.

Latitude is five years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?

I had my first cup of coffee and then learnt all the pauses in Harold Pinter’s plays off by heart.


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