Comedian extraordinaire (her words) Marise Gaughan invites you to forget your comfort zone ever existed …
This event doesn’t fit neatly into any category currently known to humanity – but then, neither does Marise Gaughan’s darkly honest and excruciatingly funny form of comedy. With the release of her brutally life-affirming memoir, Trouble, Marise is in the mood to tell you some tales. Join us for an audience experience you’ll never forget: a decent amount of uncomfortable stories, definitely some questions, maybe even some answers. You might as well leave your expectations at the door because they’ll be broken into tiny pieces anyway.
Come along to laugh around your discomfort, and to witness some truly cutting edge comedy.
Marise Gaughan is an Irish comedian based in London, dabbling mostly in pain porn comedy (a phrase she should trademark). Her debut show Drowning premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival where it was nominated for two awards. Marise is fine about not winning either of these awards. She has a weekly radio column on Lyric.fm and is a contributor to The Journal and the Irish Times.
“Provocative, insightful, and often uncomfortable, but uncomfortable in a good way. When Gaughan interrogates her own personal experiences her scalpel sharp, dark comedy is at its most brilliant best, disturbing you right out of your comfort zone.” – The Arts Review
“Raw, brutal and life-affirming – Marise has written a hugely important book that is as entertaining as it is illuminating” – Sara Pascoe