Entertainment Editor and Deputy ANDREW BURKE & CATHAL DONOVAN O’NEILL share their top picks for September
THE COCO COMEDY CLUB: The Coco is one of the best comedy clubs in Cork. Located upstairs in The Roundy, it is almost ten years old and houses some of the best comedians in the country as regulars. It is the heart of Cork comedy. Whether you are an aspiring comedian who wants to try out stand up or a lover of all forms of comedy who just wants to sit down and have a laugh, the Coco is the place for you. Open at 8:30pm every Monday for open mics and every Wednesday for the professional shows. JOKER: Part of DC Black, movies separate from DC’s connected universe, Joker is a standalone origin film of one of the greatest, most iconic villains in entertainment history. Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, the movie takes place in Gotham City in 1981 and has been described as a psychological thriller. The film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival to astounding reception and reviews, some saying that Phoenix’s performance as Arthur Fleck/Joker is “Oscar-worthy.” Joker is out in Irish cinemas on October 4th. WET PAINT: Wet Paint is a play written and starring Shane Casey (Billy Murphy from Young Offenders). Set during the Celtic Tiger era, it is a story about two painters and their boss on a house job and a regular day they have at work. It is funny, captivating, has a lot of twists and turns and is a commentary on masculinity. The play is at its greatest when the actors’ imagination is allowed to soar and the setting is no longer constrained to the house they are working in. You can see Wet Paint from October 14th19th in Fr. Matthew Hall.
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