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Foil Arms & Hog offer their take on the Brexit Divorce

The Craicling tour kicks off in March 2019.

Not content with their massive YouTube following (now at over 100 million hits and growing daily), Foil Arms & Hog are hitting the UK road again with Craciling this spring.

Best known for their online videos, such as their take on the current Brexit negotiations above, their new live show is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a tutorial on how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about drunken monks, and a step-by-step guide on how to kill an actor.

Just like their viral video sensations, Foil Arms & Hog’s live shows are packed full of sketches of downright silliness that remain observational, topical and refreshingly philosophical. So, expect performances of a similar nature to their biggest hits, An Englishman Plays Risk, WTF is Brexit? and How to Speak Dublin?

Performed by three of Ireland’s fastest-rising comedy stars, Foil Arms & Hog are Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms) and Sean Flanagan (Hog), who met at University College Dublin while studying architecture, engineering and genetics, and decided to give all that up to pursue the noble art of being making people laugh.

Since then the boys have come a long way, and as well as fill venues with laughter at their live shows they have embraced the digital universe to become veritable internet stars. Besides the YouTube 100 million, they also have nearly 900,000 Facebook followers and a fair few on Twitter too. All because they do concise, tightly-filmed stories that are both culturally relevant and absurd. But most of all, as Rowan Atkinson testifies, the trio are “very funny”.

Performing live is what FA&H do best though, and besides their native Ireland they have toured the UK, US and Australia – to rapturous applause. Following on from the successful OINK tour of 2018, CRAICLING made its appearance at the Edinburgh Festival and earned rave reviews and critical acclaim. Now, quite rightly, the lads are taking the show on tour around the UK and Ireland.

Here are all their UK tour dates in full:

14 Mar 2019 – Nottingham Playhouse
15 Mar 2019 – Bournemouth Pavilion
16 Mar 2019 – O2 Apollo Manchester
28 Mar 2019 – Birmingham Hippodrome
29 Mar 2019 – Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
31 Mar 2019 – Brighton Dome
4 Apr 2019 – Eventim Apollo, London
16 May 2019 – York Barbican
17 May 2019 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
18 May 2019 – Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tickets for Foil Arms & Hog’s tour are on sale now. Get yours at Ticketmaster.co.uk