Ireland’s top sketch trio, Foil, Arms & Hog are back on tour! With over 62 million YouTube hits and 341,000 subscribers, the group are best known for their online sketches. But it’s the live show where they really shine, and now they are bringing Swines to a shed load of venues up and down the UK including Cardiff’s St David’s Hall!
The trio’s star is certainly in the ascendancy – so much so, in fact, that Swines was named as the British Comedy Guide’s best reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival for 2019, with an average star rating of 4.5 for each review. So put some clothes on, leave the house and come see an hour of scripted nonsense, twisted characters, music, and unintentional improvisation.
Foil Arms and Hog are Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms) and Sean Flanagan (Hog), who met at University College Dublin while studying architecture, engineering and genetics, and decided to give all that up to pursue the noble art of being downright silly, yet observational, yet sometimes very topical and refreshingly philosophical.
Since then the boys have come a long way, and as well as fill venues with laughter at their live shows they have embraced the digital universe to become veritable internet stars. Besides the YouTube 100 million, they also have nearly 950,000 Facebook followers and a fair few on Twitter too. All because they do concise, tightly filmed stories that are both culturally relevant and absurd. But most of all, as Rowan Atkinson testifies, the trio are “very funny”.
Swines calls into Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on April 4 2020. Visit http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk for ticket details.
UPDATED MARCH 22: THESE DATES HAVE NOW BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC