Legendary Chicago Comic Bill Brady joins

5th Annual Hibernian Hooligan Ball this Sunday with other surprise guests!

The last time Bill Brady and Mike Houlihan shared a stage together was in the indie film TAPIOCA, starring Ben Vereen, Tim Kazurinsky, and a legion of Second City All-Stars. Brady played himself in the off-beat comedy and was throwing Houlihan off the stage and out into the alley behind the club where he was beaten to a pulp by a pair of scurrilous fans whose dates had been insulted by Houli’s act.

This Sunday, Dec. 18th, Brady returns to join Houli and The Larkin and Moran Brothers, The Emerald Society Pipes and Drums band of the Chicago Police Department, All-Ireland Champion fiddler Lexia Kennedy and world champion Irish dancers Tadgh Spillane, Jack Bullington, Michalene Donnelly, and Maggie Olk for what promises to be a good old fashioned Irish party, a “hooley”.

Brady’s comedy reputation goes back almost four decades as a professional comedian who for 33 years owned Bill Brady’s Comedy Capers in Senese’s Barrel of Laughs in Oak Lawn. He introduced the likes of Drew Carey, Arsenio Hall, and Tom Dreesen, to name just a few, to Chicago fans when they got their start and Bill continues to entertain groups globally.

Brady and Houli go way back to their days as classmates at Christ the King parish so look for some tales to be told “out of school” at the Hibernian Ball this Sunday.

Suggested tax-deductible donations for this annual fund-raiser for Hibernian Media are $50, but “we’ll take whatever we can get”! In addition to the great music and great “craic” that day, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey is hosting a raffle for free whiskey, Chicago sports memorabilia and other promotional prizes and gifts!

Please join us for our 5th Annual Hibernian Hooligan Ball on Sunday, December 18th starting at 3PM at The Cork & Kerry Irish Pub, 10614 South Western Avenue in Beverly. All proceeds to benefit Hibernian Media, our tiny public charity dedicated to Irish and Irish American culture since 2013.

Tix are available at the door, See you there!