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Q&A: Irish comedian Karl Spain on his comedy hero and what he loves about Belfast

Comedian Karl Spain, from Limerick, answers a few quick fire questions ahead of his gig at the Limelight Comedy Club.

He'll be joined by Emman Idama, Brian Gallagher and MC Shane Todd at the gig on Thursday, September 27.

What's your favourite thing about Belfast?

The people. The audiences in Belfast are always well up for the craic.

How did you get into comedy?

It was a vocation I tried to avoid it but it kept calling.

What's your karaoke song?

I don’t have one. My singing voice is like a fire alarm - it clears rooms.

What can a Belfast audience expect from your gig?

Lots of effort. It’s a strong line up so I’ll be trying my best.

Who is your comedy hero?

Billy Connolly was the first and still one of my Favourites

What was the first comedy gig you ever went to?

It was Billy Connolly in Limerick in the early 90’s. I never laughed so much in my life before or since.

What did your parents say when you told them you were going to be a comedian?

Most people were encouraging. But friends being friends they keep me grounded for a level of success that nobody has had.

What has been your favourite gig you've played so far? Why?

There's been lots of memorable gigs, but playing the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal was special.

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