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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Keara Murphy: My Glasgow
Glasgow is special to me because I was born and bred there. Most of the people I love are there. I went to school near Byres Road, I worked in The Grande Old Opry in Govan, I bought my first flat in Ibrox when I was twenty. It was 16k.
I recently had a conversation with comedian, Mick Ferry, about the cost of a poster campaign in Edinburgh. I said, 'I bought a flat in Ibrox in the 80s for that.' Mick said, 'These are very big posters, Keara.' I said, 'I had double glazing.' We pissed ourselves.
I am particularly fond of The Merchant City. I was taken to Paddy's Market as a kid, and just loved the buzz of trade banter and the smell of cheap chips. As an adult I worked with the homeless in Bell Street and frequented the cafes there. My sister runs a Mexican restaurant, Pancho Villas, there and I did my first ever comedy gig in Blackfriars Basement.
Coming to Glasgow for me is coming home. I can deal with hecklers by knowing their laugh. I usually know my entire audience by name; I could equally do the show in my Mum's living room. Thankfully, the Griffin is an extension of my Mum's living room. I am excited to be back.
Posted by GlasgowComedy at 15:43