PJ Kirby and Kevin Twomey are the imaginative minds behind the massively profitable “I am Grand Mam” podcast. After assembly at dance class, the couple moved to London collectively in 2017 and determined to file their very own present.
Forward of their a centesimal episode and their look on tonight’s Late Late present, this is a have a look at the 2 boys’ rise to fame in London, the rising success of their podcast and the likelihood that they may return to the Insurgent County.
Boy life in London
The idea of the 2 boys’ podcast initially happened when the boys left their mommies behind and moved to London.
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Whereas dwelling collectively, the 2 planted the seed for the profitable podcast, but it surely wasn’t till they flew collectively to Budapest that they put pen to paper, or reasonably pen to sick bag because it have been, when planning their first episode.
“We took a sick bag from the again of the seat in entrance of us and principally deliberate the entire first episode on it,” Kevin informed The Irish Unbiased.
The title of the podcast ‘I am Grand Mam’ got here from the boy’s must reassure their moms that they have been surviving life in London.
“After we moved we felt the necessity to reassure our moms time and again that we’re wonderful,” Kevin additionally informed The Unbiased.[it] was our method of claiming, in essentially the most intrinsically Irish method potential, that principally every thing is ok.”
I’m grandma’s success
Since its inception in 2019, I am Grand Mam has gone from power to power.
A visitor look by Paul Mescal through the lockdown solely helped catapult the boys additional to fame, with the podcast gaining world recognition.
Talking concerning the interview to the Irish Unbiased, PJ stated: “Our interview was quoted in so many magazines in every single place. We have been in Elle And Vogue and every thing!”
The present has a loyal following, and the fellows even carried out it on stage final yr as a part of their “Glory Holy” tour.
The podcast is about to mark its a centesimal episode, and the fellows will seem tonight on the Late Late present with Ryan Tubridy to speak about its success.
Can the boys return to Cork?
Whereas the fellows could have provide you with the thought for his or her podcast in London, it is protected to say the present has a powerful Cork id. From the boy’s accents to their particular model of comedy, Kevin himself has admitted that the Insurgent County shines by means of of their work.
“It is that wit and fast wit from Cork that has been our promoting level,” he informed The Irish Examiner.
Whereas PJ has lately returned to Dublin, Kevin stays in London. The pair alternate between recording collectively between each areas and recording video calls once they cannot be collectively. However would the boys ever contemplate returning to their native Cork?
Kevin informed the Irish Examiner: “Having spent a while in Cork through the lockdown, I believe we have been each extra open to the thought of going dwelling…”
PJ stated he would discover it troublesome to go “straight” again to his native area, however his return to Dublin could have made the prospect extra seemingly.
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