‘King of Blarney’ comedian Hal Roach dies at 84- VIDEO
The Waterford -born entertainer was a fixture in Irish American circles
Comedian Hal Roach has died at age 84 in Florida. The Waterford -born entertainer was a fixture in Irish American circles and spent 26 years as comedian in residence at Jurys Cabaret in Dublin where millions of Irish Americans laughed at his jokes.
His catch phrase was ‘write it down’ and Roach published several books aimed at the Irish American market which were very popular.
Roach was over 60 years in show business and first came to attention as a boy soprano
Upon hearing the news, fellow comedian and good friend Brendan Grace stated: "Roach was a prime influence throughout my career and has inspired me and many others to walk in the shadow of his greatness."
The Irish Times printed five of Hal’s funniest jokes;
The teacher said, “Seán, what is a cannibal?” He said, “I don’t know.” The teacher said, “Well, if you were to eat your mother and father, what would you be?” He said, “An orphan”.
Murphy found himself very late one night in London in the underground subway station, at four o’clock in the morning. He walked along to the escalator. And on the escalator it is written, “Dogs must be carried on the escalator.”
And he thought, “God, where am I going to find a dog at this hour of the night?”
A man buys a jigsaw puzzle with eight pieces. Nine months later he has managed to put it all together and is delighted with himself. He thinks he has done well because on the box it says “four to six years”.
The teacher said to this boy, “What’s Gandhi’s first name?” He said, “Goosey Goosey”.
- The New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-p
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Spanish judge slams Ryanair’s sexist air...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Bah! Humbug! The ten worst things about Christm
- No Irish prosecution for man named as world’s...
- Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just...
- Ireland crowned “Top Tourist Destination”...
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- Dublin cops foil hit on drug kingpin John...
I BET YOU ENDAS FRIEND DENNIS O BRIAN WHO OWNES THE "INDEPENDENT" GOVERNMENT RAG WILL NOT REPORT ON THISAS IT REMINDS PEOPLE JUST HOW CORRUPHow the Irish celebrate Christmas has changed since the financial collapse
Look at the way Iceland celebrated their Christmas "THEY PUT 4 OF THIR TOP BANKERS IN JAIL TODAY" I BET YOU ENDA'S FRIEND DENNIS O BRIENBah! Humbug! The ten worst things about Christmas (PHOTOS)
Let the pagans,atheists & others live with their beliefs I for one have no problem with any of them that's their prerogative. Please don't shove iGay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay bigots
Over 50% of the marriages between one man and one woman end in divorce. Maybe they and Seanmor would be better off minding their own marriages rather