Carol Tobin
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Carol Tobin is comedian and writer. She has performed in the Edinburgh Festival, The Kilkenny Cats Laugh Festival where she performed with Rich Hall and Adam Hills and The Listowel Writers Week Festival. She also made appearances at the Electric Picnic and Oxegen music festivals.

She has supported Tommy Tiernan and Ardal O'Hanlon in venues across Ireland and plays regularly in comedy clubs in the UK. She has made TV appearances as a panellist on The Panel and The Apprentice -You're Fired. She also starred in Project Ha Ha's Touching People and The Savage Eye. She has performed stand up comedy on RTE's The Liffey Laugh's and on the BBC"S One Night Stand.

Her articles on everything from prescription drugs to pilgrimages have featured in the Sunday Independent, where her controversial feature pieces have won her an allegiance of fans. Her short stories have featured on RTE Radio One popular radio show The Weekend On One.

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Chocolate Is Not Better Than Sex

(27) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (02:34)

"Chocolate is so much better than sex" my friend wailed, her mouth wide open and filled with the melting substance. It looked like she had a moist cow pat on her face. Her eyes were crazed, as were her words. How bad is the sex you're having if some brown...

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Dressing Your Bed Whilst Drunk Is Dangerous

(1) Comments | Posted 3 July 2013 | (16:19)

People often say to me "Carol you will know when you know." Usually I hear these words after tuning back into a conversation having missed the crucial start of the chat. So whilst I am supposed to know when I know, I am not sure what it is I should...

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Drug Dealers Ruin Lives But They Also Ruin Songs

(1) Comments | Posted 26 December 2012 | (23:46)

I remember where I was when I first heard the song Somebody That I Used to Know by Goyte. I was lying in a gorgeous bed in a cosy house in a really rough part of Dublin. This area was so dangerous that Google maps were afraid to zoom into...

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JR From Dallas Used to Babysit Me

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (15:29)

Since I was reluctantly put on this earth, no celebrity has died that has made me stop obsessing over myself and think sadly about their departure from this planet. Obviously it's horrifically tragic when most people die, but I've never been genuinely upset when somebody famous has passed away. All...

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My First Weekday Hangover

(0) Comments | Posted 9 November 2012 | (19:15)

They say that you never forget your first love. They, the ones who say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks and that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I say that you can't hate someone until you truly hate yourself. I also...

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How To Turn A Comedian Off

(1) Comments | Posted 9 September 2012 | (21:51)

I recently decided to take a comedy holiday. I just wanted to have a few weeks in my life where I wasn't trying to find the funny in everything. Where I could read some books, listen to music and just relax. I wanted to think less intensely for a while,...

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The Secrets Of My Success

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2012 | (02:21)

Lately I've been encountering a lot of fantastic people with one thing in common; a burning desire to know how I do it. So I decided to write a piece explaining my secrets so that you can also do it.
I like to start my mornings with a...

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Faking It

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2012 | (17:35)

I have fake laughed a few times in my life. I have faked orgasms to please and faked no orgasms to displease. I have forged my date of birth on various documents. I have feigned illness to get out of school and simulated enjoyment in school, to get out of...

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Beyonce Just How Crazy In Love Were You In 2003?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 March 2012 | (18:05)

Dear Beyonce,

My name is Carol Tobin and I am from a small town in Ireland called Tralee. Now that I have your attention, I was wondering just how crazy in love you really were when you sang about being crazy in love? I would love to know what...

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Eight Legs Bad

(1) Comments | Posted 29 October 2011 | (14:41)

My name is Carol and I'm an arachnophobe. Just recently I turned five carefree children, who previously found spiders cute, into arachnophobes too. I was babysitting, a spider appeared out of nowhere as usual and my screams became contagious. I feel painfully guilty as now, these kids have a lifetime...

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I Can't Get No Sleep

(15) Comments | Posted 23 August 2011 | (00:00)

I am a self diagnosed insomniac. I didn't need a doctor to inform me of my condition. I had plenty of spare time to diagnose myself as I lay in my bed wide awake for yet another night. Insomnia is torture. The feeling I hate the most is when I've...

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Hacking in the Name of Love... or Obsession

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2011 | (20:26)

Many years ago an old friend of mine used to listen into other people's voice-mails. Life and phones were simpler back then. But it isn't until now, writing this piece that she was in no way simpler, yet ahead of her time in a creepy sense. March of this year...

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