March 5th, 2014 · Comments Off
I’M WALKIN’ HERE
Have yet to hear anyone except me yell that. However, I do love it here in New York.
Read all about my first few weeks here in the Irish Times
March 8 – Gaelic Park in The Bronx – fundraiser for The Aisling Irish Community Center (I’m judging the bachelor competition – amazing)
March 11 – Irish Arts Center – Political Cabaret 3.0 – an evening of comedy and current events with David McWilliams
March 12 – Irish Arts Center – Political Cabaret 3.0 – an evening of comedy and current events with David McWilliams
March 17 – Cornelia St Cafe – Morrison’s Motel – stand up comedy show
March 23 – The Bell House, Brooklyn – Pretty Good Friends, with Eugene Mirman
March 24- UCB Theatre Chelsea- Whiplash with Leo Allen – stand up comedy show
March 27 – BAM – Brooklyn Academy of Music – Get It Out There – stand up comedy show
December 26th, 2013 · Comments Off
Happy New Year my sweet honeys!
Here is a quick gig update.
I’m going to New York, New York! The Big Apple Pie. So watch out!
I’m doing a show at The Irish Arts Centre, I mean, Center – as part of The Craic Comedy Festival on Thursday, January 30 2014 at 7:30PM
I am beyond excited – please do come along and see my impression of The Statue of Liberty eating a pretzel?! There will be more stuff too, that’s just what I’ve been working on so far.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st Street, New York, NY 10019
I’m back in Ireland March 1st to beat athletics legend Catrina McKiernan in the PREDA Run for Freedom. You should run too! Register for the PREDA 5k Run
PREDA is an amazing organisation - a Philippines based children’s charity which strives to free children from adult prisons and child exploitation. The PREDA website will tell you more.
LATER THAT SAME NIGHT…MARCH 1st 2014
I’m doing a show in the brilliant comedy venue The Roisin Dubh with one of my favourite comedians in the world – Gearoid Farrelly – every penny of this show goes to PREDA too , we are calling the gig Fun For Freedom. It’s a clever marketing ploy, because it sounds like Run for Freedom. We’re a pair of smart cookies, see? Here’s the link for tickets
Show some love for PREDA yo (that’s the kind of thing I’ll be saying after New York)
PREDA - FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE PHILIPPINES
June 14th, 2013 · Comments Off
KINSALE ARTS FESTIVAL, JULY 12 2013
I’m doing my show ‘We Have A Good Time Now’ in Cork. Not just Cork, Kinsale.
Can’t bloody wait for this! Am totally getting John Dory before the show and I don’t care who knows it. Delighted to be part of this brilliant festival! Loads of legends are taking part too including Kevin Barry, Sonja Kelly and Darina Allen (not in the same show, though that would be amazing) Tickets for my show right here
THE ALTERNATIVE COMEDY EXPERIENCE, EDINBURGH, JULY 10th
Wanna make it to the small screen kid? Then come and try not to look too unhappy at this filming! I’m probably on with some great comedians too.Tickets right here
THE LEVITY COMEDY FESTIVAL, PETERBOROUGH, JULY 19th
This is a festival and it looks like it will be fun. Comedy and those vans with nice food I’d imagine. I’ve never been to Peterborough but look forward to starting my new life there.Tickets right here
THE VODAFONE COMEDY FESTIVAL, DUBLIN, JULY 25/26
Back in DubDub for this great weekend – gigging with Reggie Watts, DOD, Michael Che and more – the bouncers at this event are the nicest in the world too. Tickets right here
March 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off
Some clever scamp has put my entire series of Fancy Vittles from 2009/10 up on youtube. People ask to see it/get it on DVD all the time but RTE aren’t into the idea. So HERE it is online.
February 10th, 2013 · Comments Off
I'm English now!
Q: What are you up to, Higgins?
A: I’m in London for a few months, doing some work.
Q: What work, Higgins?
A: Aaaaammm. Like, writing work, this and that – trying to figure out what to write next. I am reading a lot (currently The Dubliners by old J.J and Londoners by Craig Taylor) and also listening to Frank Ocean almost non-stop, so Lord knows what is going to happen.
Q: And can we see the fruits of your labour, Higgins?
A:Sort of. You can read my Irish Times column, you can listen to Cathal Murray’s show on Sunday mornings to hear my radio diaries.
I’ll be on Comedy Central as part of this Stewart Lee show too. It was taped last year, so I can’t really remember it. I know I forgot the end of one of my routines and also they didn’t have make-up. J.S.
You can get Moone Boy on DVD. It’s a great series, and I’m in it playing a hairdresser. Got chocolate cake that day, will never forget it.
Q: I thought you were a goddamn comedian?
A: I know, sorry. I’m not doing much live stuff at the moment, doing a couple of shows in Dublin in early March, and the odd London one when I need to get something off my sweet rack. Keep an eye on my twitter and live gigs page.
Q: Are you writing another book?
A: I think the answer is yes– but not yet. I am really glad that people are enjoying ‘We have a good time…don’t we?’ Really glad is an understatement actually, what’s happened is I feel a bit more connected to the world because I said what I thought and a few people were like ‘Oh , me too!’ So, thank you for that, it’s wonderful.
November 12th, 2012 · Comments Off
My book launch! This went down in the wonderful Gutter Bookshop on Cow’s Lane in Templebar, Dublin. The genius legend that is Ian Cudmore filmed it, as did the gentle hero Myles O’Reilly and it was edited by the clever wonder Edel McDonnell. Thank you to all who came along on the night. We genuinely did have a good time. FOR ONCE.
October 10th, 2012 · Comments Off
EXTRACTS, EXTRACTS!! READ ALL ABOUT IT…
My book is released on friday the 12th of october. Pretty great news! Unless you are one on my two sisters who’s birthday that is. Heh heh, I get all the attention once again. I win!!
Anyway, I hope you like, no, LOVE , the book. It’s a collection of funny essays. Save yourself a few bob why don’t you, and read some bits for free!
A couple of extracts have been published. One in the Irish Independent, read it right here.
And one on the great site beaut.ie read it right here
Stay cool yo!
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off
I am pleased to announce I am writing a book. Of essays, personal and funny essays. It’s the best idea I’ve ever had and, I’m really enjoying it. It’s even better than remembering to toast pecan nuts before eating them. I signed with Hachette Ireland about a month ago and just this week have learned the correct way to pronounce Hachette. My deadline is in June and the book will be out in maybe around October. The Fall, as they say in America and Canada and Roscommon. I am trying not to freak out and I am trying to get into and stay in a routine for the first time ever instead of being all ‘sunglasses and advil, last night was mad real’. I have yet to settle on a title. One of my sisters suggested ‘Maeve Higgins:Boning My Way To The Top, My Story’ but I like the title ‘Just Joe’ or else something referencing a poverty stricken childhood. Now, ready yourselves, I am about to say something annoying…here it comes…one of my least favourite expressions! WATCH THIS SPACE. (sorry) Here’s a photo of my notes so far.
December 1st, 2011 · Comments Off
In October, in a small room over the International Bar in Dublin, I
recorded my first stand-up album. It’s called Maeve Higgins Can’t Stop
Doing Comedy and captures a great hour of fun and banter with the lovely crowd who were there that evening. It’s a snapshot
into where I am, comedy wise and my first release since
Fancy Vittles. There is no crooning, singing or humming on the album, just jokes and over-sharing, Higgins style.
You can download the album on itunes
OR see the side of this page and buyone right here. If you do so…
I will sign the album!
And wrap that baby up!
Then I will send it to you at once!
October 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment
The cover! Featuring Lilly and the Boston Cream Cake our Great-grandmother used to make.
My sister Lilly has written a baking book, it’s called MakeBakeLove and you can buy it right here. Boy does she bring the cake. She brings it so bad, owwww! Let me tell you, oooh Momma, nobody be fooled into thinking they can bring it like Lilly Higgins and how she brings cake. As a lot of you know, Lilly has been writing about the food she makes for a few years now, on her blog Stuff I Make, Bake and Love. then Gill and Macmillan spotted it and cajoled her into doing a book.
Bake well? I'll say!
I did the foreword in exchange for being a tester for her recipes. I win, every time! My favourite things about the book are the photos and the clear, friendly way Lilly writes. (As you know, she is unclear and unfriendly in real life. A real battleaxe, with a lisp). Anyway, my favourite recipes in book are the seed soda bread and the cream buns, look at them below and you’ll almost taste the dream. There is also an incredible recipe for a chocolate peanut butter cake on pg 12 that I urge you to make, for your own sake. Happy Baking!
MakeBakeLove has been nominated at the Irish Book Awards for ‘The International Education Services Best Irish-Published Book of the Year’ Catchy, I know! If you love Ireland and cakes, it’s your duty to vote for it, please? Just click on here. Thanks!
Cream bun (pg.74) I'm getting a tattoo of this.