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Today my guest is Leagues O’Toole, whose main gig right now is as a promoter with Aiken Promotions. Chances are you’ve been to one of his gigs at some point, and we start by discussing US comedians, like Marc Maron and Anthony Jesselnik, who have played in Dublin in recent times.
Leagues is also a writer, so there’s chat about how he got started by writing reviews for the Dublin Event Guide, and the magazine he created called Foggy Notions. We touch on his time as the intially reluctant presenter of No Disco, the challenges in putting on gigs, finding new acts, getting them the coverage they need to sell tickets, his book and documentary about the legendary Planxty, and loads more.
You can follow him on Twitter @foggynotions where he sometimes takes requests about which acts to bring over.