FFS Lockdown August 28th, 2020

I had a lovely chat with Jamie at Fringe Festival Support, all about my general levels of despairing during lockdown and after. FFS do lots of work looking into the mental health of performers, so warning: Some stuff I talk about is a tad bleak.

Fringeless August 20th, 2020

  I did a little blog about going up to Edinburgh when the Fringe isn’t on, how comedy is still a mess and the general state of things. It does also have some stuff about telling jokes to seagulls though, so not all bad. Do have a read: https://medium.com/@TiernanDouieb/fringeless-70bfa5449fcd 

It’s That Time Again July 31st, 2015

Somehow it is August again. Don’t worry, I’m not baffled by how time works. I’ve got a watch and it has a proper big and little hand on it and everything. I just mean that time seems to fly by in a way that makes me assume it’s having a lot more fun than anyone […]

Return Of The Blog March 8th, 2012

Its the return of the blog, oooh yeah, return of the blog, oh right now, return of the blog, you know that I’ll be back, here I am. etc etc cue your best Mark Morrison/Kermit The Frog voice. Anyway, yes, hello, this blog is back. Hello? Hello? Oh. There’s no one here anymore after my […]

A Small Pressie Por Vu December 25th, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone! Yes, even you! No, don’t turn around. There’s no one behind you. You, I mean you. Merry Christmas, festive greetings, Merry Xmas, Marry Crispmass (this is illegal in some states in the US so be careful) and Happity Chrimbo or whatever else it is that nobheads say. Of course I’m not properly […]

Tiernan Douieb VS The World August 20th, 2011

This month I’ll likely see over 30 hours of stand-up. But few, so very few, of them will speak as Tiernan Douieb does. Quickly abandoning the conventional – and frankly, stale – routine about holidays and getting older, he begins to speak about politics. Not like the out-of-date “Fuck Thatcher” political comedians, or the throwaway […]

Tiernan Douieb vs The World August 20th, 2011

Tiernan Douieb’s political awakening, the raison d’etre of his latest show, could not have happened at a more apposite time. Though it started in the spring, its summer airing coincides with a society jolted into asking a lot of questions about itself after the recent riots in England. While he understands those who take the […]

Tiernan Douieb VS The World August 16th, 2011

Hitherto apolitical and a perennial contender for the title of most affable person in comedy, no-one, least of all Tiernan Douieb, would have foreseen his Fringe hour becoming quite so spiky with zeitgeist. Plenty of comics are adapting shows in the wake of the England riots. And he’d already lost his naivety the hard way […]

10 Edinburgh questions August 10th, 2011

1. What is your show about? Its about how I spend hours every day using extreme willpower to restrain my super human like abilities from destroying the Earth in one fell swoop, hence the title. Or, its about how much I hate our government, and the exploitation of human rights and needs across the globe. […]

‘There’s been a mixture of emotions in the bar as news comes in of another building being destroyed’ August 10th, 2011

For everyone performing at the Edinburgh Festival, sparing a thought outside the realm of the Fringe is a rare occurrence. Heads are usually far too flooded with how shows are going, and where to next have booze. It’s a self-contained bubble for August and it’d not seem unusual if some sort of Third World War […]