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Thursday 18 September 2014

Comic Mario is a real dead ringer for hotelier Francis Brennan

Published 24/04/2014 | 06:58

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Irish hotelier and television personality Francis Brennan is the latest man at the end of comedian Mario Rosenstock’s witty impression treatment.

The comic is a dead ringer for the owner of the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare, Co Kerry.

The Dublin funnyman is looking forward to his latest Gift Grub show as it comes to the Olympia Theatre tonight, and has a host of new personalities ready to perform.

Mario was five when he first realised he could get people’s attention by performing.

"I did an impression of my father arguing with my mother," he told the Sunday Independent.

"They were arguing and they didn't listen to me. So I did an impression of my father. I did his voice with a kind of Eastern European accent and it got my parents' attention.

“That startled me. I suddenly realised that I could get someone's attention by doing an impression of them."

"When my mum and my aunts would be sitting around gossiping with each other," he continued, "they would get me out of bed to come down and put on a little show for them.

“They would go – 'Do Caroline! Do Caroline at the shops!' So I would do Caroline at the shops!" he laughed.

Mario Rosenstock's Gift Grub Live 3 is at the Olympia Theatre Dublin: April 24, 25 & 26, May 14, 15, 16, 17 Tickets €35.00 & €37.50 from Ticketmaster telephone 0818 719 300 Online www.ticketmaster.ie Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

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