Nic Wright

Foil, Arms and Hog embark on debut UK tour

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After their 6th sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Irish sketch comedy troupe Foil, Arms and Hog are to embark on their first national tour.

The 20 date tour begins later this month, and will culminate in a show at the Udderbelly venue on London’s Southbank.

The tour will showcase the trio’s best sketches from the past seven years, presenting a mixture of sketches, character comedy and stand up.

Also known as Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor McKenna, the group have starred in Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show, regularly appear on Funny Or Die and count amongst their fans Ronan Atkinson, John Bishop and Tommy Tiernan.

In 2014, FAH appeared on BBC R4’s Sketchorama, performed sell out shows at sketch festivals in London, San Francisco and Chicago as well as shows in Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii and a three week run at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where they won the Best Comedy Award.

They also performed a homecoming show at Dublin’s Vicar Street, selling over a thousand tickets, and appeared at numerous festivals.

Full tour dates:

Friday 24 April – Palace Theatre, Southend
Saturday 25 April – Coliseum Centre, Whitby
Sunday 26 April – Seen, Darlington

Friday 1 May – Jongleurs, Leeds
Saturday 2 May – The Fleeting Arms, York
Sunday 3 May – The Den, Nottingham
Monday 4 May – Milk, Reading
Tuesday 5 May – XS Malarkey, Manchester
Wednesday 6 May – Royal Spa Centre, Warwick
Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 May – The Theatre Box, Brighton
Thursday 14 May – The Phoenix, Exeter
Friday 15 May – The Ent Shed, Bedford
Monday 18 May – The Stand, Newcastle
Tuesday 19 May – The Stand, Edinburgh
Wednesday 20 May – The Stand, Glasgow
Thursday 21 May – Jongleurs, Bristol
Saturday 23 May – The Crown (Comedy Cow), Milton Keynes

Friday 12 June – Udderbelly, London

Foil, Arms and Hog: UK Tour begins April 24 2015. Tickets available online and from respective venues.