- 30 May 15
"I remember getting the bus to Dublin with a bunch of lads just to use the internet!"
Kells comedian Fred Cooke joined host Roisin Dwyer to talk about growing up in the "middle east", his own innate culchiness and yes, getting the bus to Dublin to use the internet.
Cooke, the star of The Fear and Republic Of Telly was asked "Are the Irish good at being pranked?" Fred told us that, "As Irish people, we’ve grown up expecting oddness and strangeness." To illustrate his point the comedian told a hilarious story about a prank on the upcoming season that sees him go into a local DID Electrical and ask for an old radio because he doesn’t like the new songs that are coming out. The prank ends with him dancing like a maniac to ABBA Gold in the middle of DID in front of a very helpful and sympathetic store employee.
Cooke went on to tell the crowd that the only reason he got the SPAR ad’s was because the casting agent thought he looked like "someone who had never done a days work in his life".
Before he left Fred spoke of one of his treasured live music memories – supporting Bon Jovi at Slane while playing the Glockenspiel on stage with HamsandwicH!
"Slán Abhaile Finland!"