six years away, Al steps back into the spotlight with his most personal show to
date, an upfront and upbeat take on his journey to here.
up the pieces of his life, Al has put himself back together as someone not
quite the same as before. That rare spark is still there, but there’s also a new humility and vulnerability. Like
old friends catching up, Al gets us up to date on all his relationships — with
family, alcohol, his partner of seven years, and even God — with a fresh
perspective and big laughs.
Al’s still got the nerve, fire and big heart that
make his shows special, but life experience has made him sharper. This time,
older and a little wiser, he’s more relatable and funnier than ever.
years ago, at 24 years old, Al was Ireland’s brightest new star, selling out theatres
around Ireland and the UK. From just 19 his career had been a runaway train and
he became the youngest headliner in Vicar Street’s history at only 21. His award winning
stand up received rave reviews from critics, he had his own TV and radio shows
and big plans in motion for the USA.
it all fell apart. As Al wrote in an article in 2022, he “had
to listen and grow up and make changes” having been “hugely
immature…inconsiderate…a mess, oblivious, obnoxious…an idiot” and having
let a lot of people down. Al’s sincere stance since has received an
overwhelmingly positive response.
hot off the back of a sell-out work in progress tour, with reports of standing
ovations every night, the word is out that Al has come back better than ever,
only just hitting his prime. Some of the old gloss is gone but that reveals the
real Al beneath.
a hilarious tour de force. A feel-good show with unbreakable spirit and
optimism and big laughs from start to finish from the head and heart of one
best comic talents.
has come back with a see-it-to-believe-it presence and as a powerhouse
performer in his best show yet. It’s not the Al you remember.
Porter Now is new and improved!
Reviews of Al’s Last Tour 2016/2017:
syllable is mined for laughs” The List ★★★★ “star essence to burn” The Scotman
★★★★ “a steamroller
crowd pleasing talent” – The Guardian ★★★★ “charisma to fill the 02” – London Evening Standard ★★★★ "shades
of Dave Allen…born to be on stage" – Chortle