In Celtic mythology a ‘Stray Sod’ or ‘Foidin Mara’ was an enchanted piece of grass whereby if a person steps on one they will become disorientated and lost, even in familiar surroundings. It is said that wearing an item of clothing inside-out breaks the enchantment allowing the person to find their way again.
‘Stray Sod’ is also the title of Celtic comedy warrior Tommy Tiernan’s latest show. Uplifting, joyous, inspirational and with the light touch of an eejit, Tommy is a man who leaves nothing in the dressing room.
To be at a Tommy Tiernan Vicar Street show is to be part of a movement, where the only authority is yourself, and by the time this supremely gifted and selfless comic almost literally self immolates with exertion at the end of his show, having given you his all, you know you have been in the hands of a comic genius.
This latest show doesn’t have all the answers but one thing for sure is that no one will have to leave the gig with their jacket on back-to-front.
Tommy will also be performing 6 shows, over 6 nights as part of the Galway Comedy Festival.