Sean's show is over...Sean Hughes, Comedian, dead at 51



The Nal

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Terrible news. In hospital with a liver issue and then died of a heart attack it seems.
 

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Very sad.

Remember first seeing him back in the early 90s, shortly after his Perrier award.

Laughed and laughed, and laughed.

Thanks Sean.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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Never really got his sense of humour, to be honest...like a lot of "Irish" comedians he traded on the vaguest sense of being an inbetweener
 

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Very young age to go , youngest ever winner of the Perrier award at Edinburgh.
 

General Urko

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Ah no, I saw him in concert once! He was a trail blazer for all the other subsequent great Irish Stand ups!

RIP!
 

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RIP. Remember him in the Commitments.

I still remember one of his jokes

'I never fitted in when I was in school. All the lads used to smoke behind the bicycle shed and I used to cycle behind the smoking shed'.
 

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Jeez-he was funny starting off but lost it in latter years Sad.Booze must have got him I liked his persona though-didn't seem to have any airs and graces
 

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Drier than the Sahara. Way to young to go. RIP
 

Boy M5

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Drier than the Sahara. Way to young to go. RIP
Razer sharp too.

I wonder if lack of confidence or unhappiness or something?
The drink.

He'd been hosting these 1 off panel games for RTÉ radio.

Terrible shame, not tat he'd have said it, but he was way more funnier & talented than alot of comedians, or panel game contestants.
 

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Razer sharp too.

I wonder if lack of confidence or unhappiness or something?
The drink.

He'd been hosting these 1 off panel games for RTÉ radio.

Terrible shame, not tat he'd have said it, but he was way more funnier & talented than alot of comedians, or panel game contestants.
Bigtime---for some reason, he didn't maintain that initial rock star status-sensed he was too intelligent for comedy
 

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When I was a teen this guy was just the coolest guy around. Funny in a really casual way that seemed like he wasn't even trying. Was really comfortable working without a script and just relying on his wit. I often wondered why his career stalled and then seemed to fizzle out. Reading between the lines it seems the drink got him, such a terrible shame.
 

Spirit Of Newgrange

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Reading between the lines it seems the drink got him, such a terrible shame.
if true, its another reason we all need to talk about booze. Sean had a beautiful mind, tragically snatched away from us before his time.
 


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