Foil Arms & Hog

at The Arts Centre, Burscough

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A Brief History of Foil Arms and Hog

They are Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms) and Sean Flanagan (Hog), an Irish sketch group who perform on TV, radio, the stage and YouTube.

They've appeared on TV as part of the Savage Eye (RTE), Heros (RTE), and Snaptastic (TV3) and on radio with Sketcharama (BBC Radio4).

They work out of an office in Dublin , where they write, film and edit their own sketches for YouTube channel. Their office is beside a solicitors, a tile wholesaler and a nail salon. To date they have had no complaints.

The guys met each other at University, (where they did Engineering, Architecture and Genetics), formed the group and have been touring live shows in Ireland, the UK, the US and Australia over the last eight years to audience and critical acclaim. Somehow, they still like each other.

Foil Arms & Hog

Foil Arms & Hog appearing at this event

Ireland's top comedy trio present a fast paced mix between sketch comedy and stand-up. Wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes and high energy performances. With nine million hits on their YouTube channel, Foil Arms & Hog have a fast-growing fan-base; their weekly sketches, filmed in Dublin, include the hilarious WTF is Brexit?, US Immigration Test and How to Speak Dublin. In just four years Foil Arms & Hog's blend of bizarre, ridiculous and surreal sketches have carved them a loyal cult following. 'A powerhouse of sketch comedy’ (Chortle) 'Fantastic and increasingly bizarre' (The Scotsman) 'Original, well-written and really, really funny' (Kevin Bridges) 'They should be the world's top comedy trio. I have never laughed so much in one hour - ever' (Broadway Baby) 'Unless you're clinically immune to laughter, you will indeed be delighted and entertained. For sheer, unadulterated entertainment, and a great night out, you'd be hard pressed to find better. The only downside on the night was you left craving for more' (The Examiner) 'Impeccable comic timing, silly humour and just generally an exceptionally good evening. You'd be mad to miss Foil, Arms and Hog' (The Public Reviews) 'Most comedy acts are lucky if their show contains one uproarious laugh that unites the whole audience. This Irish troika is good for one per sketch in a performance that’s greased with charm' (The Sunday Times Culture).

See 8 tour dates featuring Foil Arms & Hog

The Arts Centre

  • Burscough Wharf
  • Liverpool Road North
  • Burscough
  • L40 5RZ