- 02 Mar 23
PJ Kirby's new solo performance arose from his identity crisis about turning 30.
Cork born comedian PJ Kirby will be preforming his new act, Cliché at Dublin's Vicar Street on May 19th, alongside a slate at Cork's Everyman Theatre on April 22nd.
Join @PJkirby_ in his first solo comedy show as he comes to terms with the fact that for his entire life he has basically been a walking Cliché ⚡️
🎟 Tickets on sale tomorrow @ 10am pic.twitter.com/qszoqg6weN
— Vicar St (@Vicar_Street) March 2, 2023
Recently returned to Ireland after a decade long stint in London, Kirby is a multidisciplinary artist most prominent for his comedy podcast I'm Grand Mam, which he created alongside friend Kevin Twomey.
Detailing their lives in London, the audio show presented the struggles many gay Irishmen experience when leaving home– 'what would mam think?’
The show became a massive success over its six season run, propelling Kirby and Twomey to stardom.
His first solo act, Cliché shows Kirby coming to terms with the fact he's spent his life as a walking cliché. "I mean a cis white man doing a one man show about his life is another one that we can add to the list," he said on the comedy special.
The show also delves into serious matters, discussing topics such as alcoholism, identity and body-dysmorphia.
"For all its spiritual ebullience, Cliché also explores some serious questions about sexual identity, social privilege and what the gay community has gained, and lost, in the recent decades," Kirby shared to his social media.
Tickets for the Vicar Street show go on sale March 3rd at 10am.
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