James Moran presents his new performance Raffle
Raffle!! is both a show and a raffle.
Raffles are a type of game, like gambling but not really gambling. In a raffle you buy a ticket and hope to win a prize. It’s a chance for a bit of fun. I’d like for us all to have a bit of fun. I think we deserve it.
It’s good to be present but it’s also hard and sometimes it’s nice to get out of your head a bit. It’s nice to read books or look at videos or scroll and click the internet.
Raffle!! is really just like these things, I think. What I like about raffles, I think, is that even if you don’t win something you still spend some time imagining what it would be like to have that particular something in your life. It’s as if half the fun of a good juicer or NutriBullet is just thinking about how you’d eat more healthily if you had a good juicer or NutriBullet and whether you’d put it beside the fridge or the microwave.
So Raffle!! is a bit of fun, a chance to check out of our age of anxiety and to instead check your tickets.
James Moran is 5’ 6”, average height, barrel chest and cognitively normal. James Moran: Dublin Comic
What I’m like:
I drink Filter Coffee, eat nuggets from McDonalds and drink diet Coke. I spend most of my time on the internet, it’s basically all I do, though I do try to read the Guardian. What I like about the internet is the videos and the articles, and I like to look at art too. I guess I like hearing about collages and watching sitcoms. I pretty much talk mostly about sitcoms. When you come to see my shows I’ll probably talk a bit about sitcoms. I like to create scripts for theatre productions, television shows and radio plays, i think it’s a good way to look at genre and the nature of performance and inhabiting characters. It’s mostly fun but it’s makes you think.
What I’m up to:
I like to perform stand-up comedy but I also perform in other settings to. I have worked in theatre, performance art and at festivals around Ireland and Europe. In 2014 I co-wrote and performed Atom Tick: An Experimental Comedy Show, with Stephane Béna Hanly in Pallas Project/Studios. I have also performed at Foaming At the Mouth in Amsterdam in 2015, as well as FIX 15 with Catalyst Arts in Belfast, and Quarter Theatre Festival in Cork. I worked as the assistant director to Dick Walsh’s play, George Bush and Children, which was shown as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival in 2016.