Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Ah jeez, don’t make me get up there…

vodafone pic
Late last year, Vodafone offered me some dirty, dirty money to perform a stand up comedy gig for some online ad campaign they’re doing. Corporate whore that I am, of course, I lapped it up. I posted the stand up routine in its entirety shortly before Christmas. But I forgot to put up the link to the ad itself (sorry Vodafone!) Now considering that, on a per-minutes-onstage basis, I am perhaps the highest grossing comedian of all time, I probably shouldn’t complain. But Jesus Christ, did they make me jump through hoops. That shot of me walking through the front door of the Library Bar alone took about fifty takes! Still it was a cool experience and I’m grateful that they asked me.

February 13th, 2010.

7 Responses to “Ah jeez, don’t make me get up there…”

  1. Eoin Says:

    Possibly an affectation, or possibly I needed to go to the bathroom. Don’t remember now. Also, that isn’t my house. Also we shot for two days but I wasn’t allowed change my clothes or even take off hat for continuity reasons.

  2. albinicus Says:

    david o’doherty stole my blue jacket..i’ve been looking for it for ages

  3. Eoin Says:

    Careful what you say about David O’Doherty, Albinicus. He reads the comments on this blog occasionally. (BTW you see Mayo beat Tyrone today? This is the year. Oh yes, this is the year!)

  4. albinicus Says:

    ya promising start alright..they always do this though-ignite that spark of hope only to extinguish it so cruelly in summer-some good new players all the same

  5. Fat Tony Says:

    Haha class.. Top notch walking and talking there Butler!

  6. Eoin Says:

    It’s harder than it looks Tony, it’s harder than it looks 😉

  7. angela Says:

    Stand up bit is too well edited. Looks like you get up on stage, tell one joke and piss off. Still it’s amazing how much your demeanor changes post gig. You look totally relaxed on the street afterwards.

    Well done though – I wouldn’t do it in a million years!

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