Sunday, January 13, 2008

Go raibh maith agat Des!

Des Bishop raised an amazing $6,500 for the ILIR campaign in a one-off show in Yonkers on Friday night. His generosity is seriously appreciated by all the ILIR volunteers and supporters. We can't thank him enough for being such an all-round decent guy. We'd also like to apologize for the four individuals from Cork (you know who you are) whose behavior let themselves and their county down. Luckily for us, Des was able to ignore them. It was a brilliant night. The gig was a massive success and we hope Des comes back again soon!

8 comments:

caroline said...

that's brilliant news! i've never seen des before but i'
m a huge fan now! it was a fantastic night - i don;t think i've ever laughed that much in my life. you;re rigth about those people at the front. they were sitting in front of me and everyone kept asking them to be quiuet. anyway, the main thing was that des bishop is THE MAN!!!

Anonymous said...

Although I have heard of Des Bishop through my Irish relatives, I never saw him before. I have to say I can't remember the last time I laughed that much. He was awesome and it was truly a great night. I hope he returns to Rorys again in the near future or lists some shows in the NY area - huge fan.

paddy said...

des bishop is the business! what a great night! that was the funniest show i've ever seen - i'd forgotten the half of what it was like in ireland!!

Anonymous said...

Good on ya Des! Great to see you helping the ILIR. Now don't forget to mention us in Ireland! Don't want that government forgetting about us!

Conn said...

That was one of the best comedy gigs I have seen in a long,long time, I have to say. I am really looking forward to seeing In the Name of the Fada when it comes out....

San Francisco Irish said...

Is there any way to get a video of the show? I heard they were going to show it in Ireland in March, but I'd love to get a copy of it in the states. Please post if you know if it will be released on video.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant show! I thought I was going to collapse laughing when Des did the part about the toast - there wasn't an Irish person in that room who hadn't scraped toast over the sink like that!!
Thanks a million Des for your continued support of the ILIR and all of us over here! Don't forget us, because after last friday night, we wont be forgetting you either!!

Anonymous said...

I hope this will be available on dvd soon! I was laughing so hard I know I missed bits and I deffo need to see the show again! Great job everyone!