Sunday 17 December 2017

'Ladies, or should I say mná?' - Mario Rosenstock takes on GAA favourite Marty Morrissey

Is that Marty... or Mario?

Hit impressionist and comedian Mario Rosenstock has taken on the RTE GAA personality for his latest sketch on

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

But Rosenstock is ever the modest man.

He recently told the Sunday Independent that he doesn’t think his impressions are that good, but always enjoys projecting the character he sees in people.

He also said he tries out his new characters on his loyal audience of one at home in Dun Laoghaire, his wife.

"I'd run them by my wife,” he said.

“She's got a good nose for it, because she's not involved in the business at all. So she has a good idea of what the person who I'd like to hear the sketches would be thinking."

And his favourite thing is the sense of community it gives people when they all laugh together.

"The nicest experience I've ever had in this business is seeing a text message that comes into the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show every so often," he said of the show where his Gift Grub career began in 1999.

"It is pretty much always the same text – not from the same person – 'In stitches in the car laughing. And I've just looked around and everyone in other cars was laughing as well.'

"Not being over the top, that is as close as a communal experience as you can get,” he continued.

“ I think we want to do something with our lives that has a lot of meaning and if I can do something that a lot of people are laughing at at the same time, that's the biggest meaning I could get.”

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 Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

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