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After six years away, Al Porter steps back into the spotlight with his most personal show to date, an upfront and upbeat take on his journey to here After six years away, Al Porter steps back into the spotlight with his most personal show to date, an upfront and upbeat take on his journey to here

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Al Porter brings his brand new show to Lime Tree Theatre this November 1

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Al Porter steps back into the spotlight bring his most personal show to date to the Lime Tree Theatre on November 1.

After six years away, Al Porter steps back into the spotlight with his most personal show to date, an upfront and upbeat take on his journey to here

Picking 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.


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Six 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.

Then, 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.

Now, 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.

Now is 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 of Ireland’s best comic talents.

Al 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.

Al Porter Now is new and improved!

Wednesday, 1st November, 8pm

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.