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The Wicked Wit of Ireland
The Wicked Wit of Ireland

The Wicked Wit of Ireland

The Wicked Wit of series

HUMOR

160 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: July 2019

ISBN 9781789290233

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Jul 2019)
Michael O'Mara

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Overview

Traditional Irish humor mixed with distinctly modern one-liners, quips, and quotes

Modern comedians and writers as varied as Dylan Moran, Sharon Horgan, Tommy Tiernan, Alison Spittle, Graham Linehan, and Ed Byrne have their own distinctive ways of celebrating and mocking their origins while still occasionally acknowledging the traditional "paddywackery" (meaning the rain-soaked, Guinness-sodden Oirish stereotype of old). The roots of Irish humor are complex: for centuries, classic Irish writers have used black humor and sarcasm, ranging from the satires of Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw, and Oscar Wilde through to the hilarity of J.P. Donleavy and the sublime nonsense of Flann O'Brien and Spike Milligan. This collection combines a pinch of traditional Irish humor mixed with distinctly modern one-liners, quips, and quotes from the best of the current crop of humorists.

Author Biography

Myles Byrne is a musician, designer, and writer.