Bernard O’Shea is a lucky man. He owes his life to his long-suffering wife, Lorna. She has nicknamed him ‘The Feckin’ Eejit’ because of the ongoing crises he puts her and their three small children through almost every day.
From the time Bernard walked into a glass door on their first holiday together, to ‘The Great Dishwasher Row of 2009’; Bernard’s various attempts at pre-wedding weight loss, and the trials of grocery shopping with children; a disastrous caravan holiday in rural Ireland, and the perils of mixing colours in the wash, this is a hilarious account of the trials and tribulations of family life, made all the harder when you’re married to a ‘Feckin’ Eejit’. If you thought your marriage was hard, wait until you see theirs!
Bernard O’Shea is an Irish comedian and broadcaster from Durrow, Co. Laois. In radio, he has written sketches for TodayFM and co-hosted two breakfast shows on 2FM and iRadio. In television he first made his name on RTÉ’s Republic of Telly, co-wrote and co-starred in the sitcom Bridget & Eamon, and more recently can be seen in Marty and Bernard’s Big Adventure. In the course of his stand-up career he has won the 2000 Harp Newcomer Comedy Award, and performed at the BBC Newcomer Awards the same year. He has performed at comedy festivals around the world, including Montreal and Edinburgh. He currently lives in Dublin with his long-suffering wife and three children, and is a full-time comedy writer and performer.