"Two Pint Wonder"
"An extremely charming and very funny show about the ins and outs of growing up Irish and coming to America. . . . this show’s irresistible levity will make you laugh out loud." OCARTBLOG.COM
"With unabashed honesty and a genuine ease behind the microphone... he effortlessly weaves the dichotomy of humor and strife into all his many colorful stories" - TOLUCAN TIMES April 10th 2013
"Two Pint Wonder" Reviewed by Natasha Lewin for The Tolucan Times April 10th 2013
After a years-long stint away from the self-deprecating life of a stand-up comic, Owen Dara makes it back to the stage with a crowd-pleasing journey through his life in the solo comedy Two Pint Wonder. A clean comic with a dirty penchant for Irish stereotypes, Dara recalls his childhood on the Emerald Isle with fond memories of his alcoholic father, tough-as-nails mother, and suicidal tendencies as a teen. With unabashed honesty and a genuine ease behind the microphone, likeable Dara appears as if his material were more off the cuff than off the page.
But it’s not all one-liners and rimshots. As a longtime musician, Dara incorporates his love of music to deliver an array of well-timed jokes through the combination of audience participation and song. Strumming his acoustic guitar, Dara croons over ex-girlfriends and unrequited love, guiding the punchlined chorus with the help of the house.
The Irishman’s Jeff Foxworthy, Dara both roasts and toasts the two nations he calls home, showcasing the many hilarious and confusing differences he’s encountered since immigrating to America. From common misunderstandings to embarrassing admissions, Dara leaves no Blarney Stone unturned. Owen Dara effortlessly weaves the dichotomy of humor and strife into all his many colorful stories.
Two Pint Wonder runs every Sunday at 8 p.m. from April 7 through April 21st at The Renegade Theater located at 1514 N. Gardner St. (corner of Gardner and Sunset). Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at twopintwonder.eventbrite.com. Running time is one hour.
Other Praise for Owen Dara Comedy
“Genuinely funny.” Time Out NY.
“Dara's magnetic energy and comedic timing captivate the audience.” Nytheatre.com
“What a wonderful evening at the theatre. . . . He was funny, very funny . . . totally worth it. And again, very funny.” Theatremania.com
“Dara is a wonderful storyteller.” Buddyhollywood.com
“One of the funniest comedians we’ve seen.” New Times, Singapore.
“Like all good comedians, he delivers his material with timing and confidence.” Hot Press, Dublin.