Filthy puppets pull the strings

TV’s filthiest bachelors were on the look out for love in Cork last night.

TV’s filthiest bachelors were on the look out for love in Cork last night.

Playing Live at the Marquee, Podge and Rodge were in sizzling form and on the prowl for Cork ladies in the audience of 3,500 people.

The pint-sized duo brought Ballydung Manor to the Marquee, in the third of 15 acts to play the docklands venue over a three-week period.

They’re not exactly capable of filling the stage, so in order to morph their sickly yet successful TV series, the boys had a few tricks up their sleeves. They had their team erect three massive plasma screens at vantage points around the venue and a state-of-the-art sound system to ensure every rotten remark was crystal clear.

The terrible twosome turned the camera on the audience to see what comic value might be lurking out there.

And when a man in the audience clad in a Superman T-shirt caught their eye, they asked: “Is this the epitome of the modern Irish man?”

Neither did the ladies escape the onslaught, as Podge and Rodge used their live show as a (not very successful) hunting ground for dates.

The cameras zoomed in for a better look at the various females that caught the boys’ roving eyes, their discomfort then broadcast around the Marquee on the giant video screens, as their attributes were debated from the stage.

It then became clear that nobody was safe as the devious duo began randomly selecting ‘volunteers’ to join them up on stage.

People were crying with laughter, or maybe relief, as they watched their friends be subjected to various mortifying manoeuvres.

Tomorrow night the action continues at the Marquee with metal act Slayer, followed by dance sensation Cascada on Thursday night and Duran Duran on Friday night.

Tickets for all three gigs are still available.

Article courtesy of the Evening Echo newspaper.

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