"In Ireland, you see a mountain, you tend to just leave it alone. Never do we feel the need to cover ourselves in Lululemon merchandise and Patagonia jackets and fill every available orifice with Clif Bars as if you might starve in that two-hour period, and drag your potential mate up to the top, all the way, only to point down and be, like 'Look at the view down there,' and you're like, 'I know, that's where I should be.'"
Nihill, the first Irish winner of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition, and four others -- Adam Burke, Niamh Marron, Martin Anglolo and Francis Cronin -- will showcase their wit and storytelling talents at the Real Irish Comedy Fest at 7 p.m. next Saturday (March 14) at the Firehouse Arts Center.
The fest is touring eight cities to share insights about modern Ireland and combat stereotypes the comedians are finding in the States. They especially want to clear up one apparently common misconception: It is Paddys' Day, not Patty's Day.
The comedians, who hail from Dublin as well as counties Armagh and Sligo, hope to have more than Irish eyes smiling as they bring the laugh of the Irish to town.
Tickets are $20-$30. Go to www.firehousearts.org, call 931-4848, or purchase at the theater box office, 4444 Railroad Ave.
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