Celebrated comedian and impressionist Liam Hourican (Murder in Successville, The Savage Eye, Bridget and Eamon, Tracey Breaks the News) hosts an anarchic evening at The Complex featuring stand-up, impressions, live music, a table quiz and lots of laughter.
Celebrity guests include Gerry Adams, Gordon Ramsay and a bunch of other alter egos.
The event is seated, The Gallery is wheelchair accessible and there will be a bar open throughout the evening.
About Liam Hourican
Liam Hourican is an actor, comedian, artist and writer. He studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama, starting out as a classical actor at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Oxford Stage Company. He worked for several years with Second Age Theatre Company in Ireland, playing Edmund in King Lear, Roderigo in Othello and Gratiano in Merchant of Venice. He was Malvolio in Classic Stage Ireland’s Twelfth Night and Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray with Wonderland Theatre Company.
Film and TV
After developing comic characters and impressions he made a short sketch show for E4 (APE) and then a longer one Channel 4, the Comedy Lab iCandy. He has since appeared in numerous sketch shows and sitcoms, including Very Important People for Channel 4, the Savage Eye (RTE), Glitchy (ITV 2), Sketchy (BBC Northern Ireland), The IT Crowd (Channel 4), Women on the Verge (RTE/Channel 4), Bridget and Eamon (RTE 2) and Tracey Breaks the News (BBC One). He is best known for playing Gordon Ramsay over the three series of Murder in Successville, the cult BBC Three hit. He has written sketches for Very Important People, The Tonightly Show, Sketchy and Tracey Breaks the News and is a brilliant improviser, contributing to the writing of Murder in Successville. This year he landed his first lead in a feature film, playing Solti in La Cha Cha, directed by Kevin Allen (see article https://www.comedy.co.uk/film/news/5919/la-cha-cha-film-cast/)
He has written two sketch shows for Channel 4 (iCandy and APE) and three comic plays for the Dublin Fringe, including a musical satire about Gerry Adams, Gerry and the Peace Process (‘The funniest thing I have seen or heard’ Culture northern Ireland, ‘The impressions are so good they are visually uncanny’ The Irish Times) and came runner up in the RTE Storyland competition with The Last Security Man, a webseries about a Belgian security guard losing his mind.
He has studied at art schools in Belgium and the UK, notably the Beaux Arts in Brussels and Heatherleys School of Fine Art in London. He has produced caricatures and cartoons for the Dubliner Magazine and his own satirical cabarets in London (Cabaret Sauvignon and General Erection). In 2016, he spent six months volunteering in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp where he made a series of sketches and paintings of life in the camp, exhibiting the work in a fundraiser at the Pallas Project Studios in Dublin: http://pallasprojects.org/project/art-in-solidarity. The work was also exhibited at the Migration Museum in London as part of their hugely acclaimed Call Me by My Name: Stories from Calais and Beyond https://www.migrationmuseum.org/exhibition/calaisstories/
About The Complex
The Complex is the only multi-disciplinary arts centre in Dublin's north inner city. It is committed to providing arts to all people and space to artists for all art forms.
Combining sixteen studios, a large warehouse performance space and a gallery, it brings a diverse range of arts practitioners and audiences together in one dynamic place. The Complex is interested in work that is of meaningful social value and its mission is to enrich local communities and promote well-being with inspiring arts programmes.