Irish funnyman delivered the chuckles at the Dubai Tennis Stadium
Time Out Dubai staff
The lowdown Event: Tommy Tiernan When: Thursday March 21 Where: Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud
Renowned as Ireland’s most controversial and popular comedian – with his tickets sales in the Emerald Isle second only to U2 – it was quickly clear from the moment Tiernan stepped on stage that he is a master of the spoken word. Living up to his reputation and keeping the air blue, his opening observations about Dubai were on target and a clear insight into his gift for spotting the absurd and ridiculous in everyday life.
With the event taking place within a stone’s throw of the popular Irish Village watering hole, the crowd consisted of a who’s who of Dubai Irish society – from the UAE Irish Ambassador down - but with many jokes referenced from specific Irish stereotypes we wonder if most of it was lost on those who didn't hold an Irish passport.
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