Saturday 22 October 2016

Comedian Maeve Higgins' stars on Amy Schumer's show

Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins

She shot to fame on Irish sketch show Naked Camera and now Maeve Higgins' star looks to be rising fast Stateside as she appeared on US comic Amy Schumer's TV show this week.

The homegrown comedian (34) showed up on the A-lister's popular Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, in a hilarious sketch called Doggy Daycare about women who treat their dogs as their kids.

The Cork native made the move to New York almost 18 months ago and has seen her career go from strength to strength since.

Speaking to the Diary recently, Maeve revealed she has no plans to return home anytime soon.

"I love it over there. It's a great city to do comedy in," she said.

"Maybe I will come back at some stage, but at the moment I'm happy.

"I just got a new visa for the next three years and I have a regular show over there, so it's brilliant."

The sketch show star, who is also a writer, added that she has a new book in the pipeline.

"I'm writing a book of funny essays and New York is a great place to write in. I like stand-up but I really love writing," she said.

Moreau to Monkstown

Irish-based French singer Caroline Moreau will play the SupperClub at Purty Kitchen Monkstown on Friday, June 5.

The songstress will be accompanied by long-time collaborator Argentinean musician Lucas Gonzalez for a stylish take on classical and flamenco style music.

Audience members can enjoy dinner and concert for €35 from 8pm or concert only from 9.30pm for €15.

For more info, visit purtykitchen.com or telephone 01 2843576.

Down with that jazz

The 4th annual Down With Jazz Festival will kick off in Dublin on May 30-31.

There will be 10 fantastic acts over two nights in Meeting House Square, playing jazz, world and experimental music.

Tickets start at €12/€15 per night or €20 for a weekend pass for a grand ol' hooley in the Square.

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