I'm there in Gary, and you're listening to the laughs of your life, the podcast where I talk to influential people about laughter from their first memories of laughter to feeling left out to the moment where they had the last laugh, because I'd get myself a bottle of Pinot Noir and I'm going to ask her to marry me.
This is going up before the is it. We're going to watch. Oh, Jesus, Connor. Well, so I hope I get the light.
If I don't get the last laugh and it turns disastrous, you will get a legal letter of me asking this to be edited. Just stop it at the part where I made your mother.
What are we going to do if she says, no, I don't care. I know she won't say no.
It's absolute fate. I'm so excited for you.
We will see. We will see. I believe you've given us this exclusive. I know your name. What would you do if we pulled the rug out from under you and just released it tomorrow? She'd probably be delighted.
Broadcaster and impressionist extraordinaire Conor Moore is my guest this week.
He talks to me about getting suspended from secondary school, how a major health scare changed his perspective.
And her marrying the love of his life will be his last laugh.
I hope you enjoy. Conor Moore, you are extremely welcome to the last of your life. Well, all right. All right, all right. It's great to be here. Yeah, I just kick it off. And when I just kick it off and it looks like a little bit exhausted from walking up the stairs. And I know everyone says that, but my God, like you're walking up the stairs. I was like another one in terms like this one again.
And then I start walking up, nonono up this one again. Oh, my God.
Nothing can prepare you, but you've got the cardio done for the day. So what do you wear a Fitbit or anything.
I don't. I bought one and then I just got rid of it. Yeah I know. I become obsessed.
I actually didn't come.
I was like, no, I just don't care. I just I actually gave it to my girlfriend or whatever.
I'm kind of getting obsessed in my sleep hours and stuff like that. I need to just take it off or you need to get a hoop. Hoop is the thing all the golfers have now and stuff. And it actually put it on the Intrepid like a watch you put on your arm. Yeah. And you wake up the next day and I'll tell you, like what rest you got. Yeah. Yeah. It's, it's, it's so much better than the normal watches.
It's unbelievable how that was. I'm not sponsored by them by the way.
Yeah. How are your sponsors going. OK, look, I am delighted you said you would do the podcast. It is all about laughter. But with you, what you are known for is your impressions. That's where it all started. That's where it's still going brilliantly. But I wanted to know more about you because you're not just an impressionist. You're a guy. You're a cool guy.
Well, there's not much more to be now. Did I mean, that one's from Claire. Do people have Claire have like really, I don't know, embrace it. Yeah. Because of the people, Claire, because it's really, really terrific. Now Debbie fits. I know you're Claire.
WOMAN Well, my parents are. Oh sorry. Yeah. Yeah, I am. Well, I kind of I claim to be kind of Claire, but my dad I showed him your shirt up now and before and he was blown away. Connor thank you. Blown away. So, look, I wanted to know more about you, your life, where it all started, where you're headed. So shall we start with our first question? How far ahead?
No idea. What you gonna ask me, Conor Moore, your first memory of laughter?
My first I had a good think about this because there's so many different things you're trying to think of. Like, I grew up with two brothers. There's four of us in the house, obviously my parents and like we had a great upbringing, but we lived out in the country. So we had to be mates with each other because we had nobody else. Yeah, not if you're in the state, in town or something of your own mates, you're on it.
But me and my two brothers, we just had to get like we had to like each other or else we had nobody out there. So we were just always playing football, bet each other like we had everything go all the way back, like boxing, gloves, everything.
I remember my first day at school, actually, I worked at the school with a black eye for years and walking up with a black guy, I was walking in.
Well, how would you write? It was like, I don't to talk about it.
So were you the elders, middle or youngest?
I'm the middle one. Has that cried like I know I never would have liked. I like them to medicate or anything, and yeah, it just never was my house.
I don't think there's any favorites, although I think my older brother might be the favorite because he was always so well behaved and I wasn't as well behaved. My older brother was well behaved. I was always sneering and I was like and I was never in big trouble, but I was always in school talk and stuff.
Yeah. And I remember actually my first memory of proper Laffan would have been, which coincides with what I do now. My dad laying on the couch with his big steel talk up construction boots like he could be at a wedding and he'd wear these boots and be in his robe in the morning. And I love the boots on. He just always wears them. But he laughed and I pretty much, yeah. Laugh and I pretty much on a TV.
And I remember being younger and thinking, oh, that's funny. It has to be funny because he thinks it's funny. Yeah. And then I was like trying to impress him. Then I was going into school and like I was always messing up about class puzzles and voice. And one of my mates was like er Alan, he always like laughed at it and I was like, jeez, he really thinks this is funny.
But the only thing about Alan is that like if he's listen to this now he's probably in stitches and he laughs at everything he relates. He's just one of these people. Yeah. And so I was always like messing in school. And so I was in trouble. I remember getting there. I remember getting my dad to play a computer back in the year 2000 when he went to get where computers do your cost, about 3000 pounds. I swear to God, you wouldn't know.
And we didn't have, like, a whole lot of money. My father just got absolutely taken to the cleaners by these lads. Right. And we were like, oh, we need this. We need that. But he got this, like, get waiting. He got this er Gateway computer and he got this, like, software for it. I was like, oh, we need that Brittanica, we need to. So Sweep bought all this stuff for us.
And then I realized I was able to make these fake like template whatever posters. So I started making student Mongkut stuff.
I was making these things come on to me when he was like for Vlady and I was like, oh yeah. And then I got stung then and for a second year I got suspended. Right. For talk and like, I just couldn't. Yes, no, not more. No, no, no. But I was kind of cheeky as well. I'm talking or whatever down the back and we try to make the lads laugh and then they'd be like, er, Conor Moore, stop talking.
I'm not talking. You are talking. There wasn't you were a senior. Well, yeah, but so was Alan, you never said that to him. I was like always like, that's everything. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I got to spend that anyway.
And I was like, I can't like, it's going to kill me, like. And so I ended up I tried to intercept a letter that was going home to say I was suspended. So I was just going to meet for a few days. Right. And I didn't. But I had a backup plan.
I had done another letter on the computer. Right. So my dad opens his letters. Claremore has been suspended. He's gone for treatment. So he went for me when I get home. So I raquin schoolbags and he was you. And he's trying to get up the cigarets. Right.
So he's on the Nicorette because. Sure. Of a shotgun suspended.
I was like, no, no, no. I was like, relax, it's. What do you mean relax, relax, wait. And I took this letter and be back and it this letter was like Breeda. And the letter said, Dear Mr. and Mrs. Moore, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. But we made a discrepancy. Connor was not suspended. It was a guy called Connor Moron who was suspended.
And we got the names mixed up. No. Right. So Michael is apologizing.
Mazelike, sorry, but he didn't actually buy it or he did. He completely bought. Yeah, I had a letterhead and paper and hauled up from school staff.
The secretary's signature got the computer was well worth the money.
Oh, it was for me. And he never knew how to use it either. And so he had no clue what was going on here. So I'll never forget it. When I was up the field and I was like running with my older brother and when I came down, we were poorer, that he knows that you freaked out. Later he went into a football match and he ended up meeting the vice principal in front of a big gang of lads.
And he goes, thanks for that retreatment on that. And I was like, sorry. He was like, thanks for their retirement, because we talk about it like the Latter Day O'Connor. And it was a mix up in a school or something like that. We were we did not he just looked at me. He goes, No, no, no. Tom Connor got suspended. He wasn't in there for three days.
Well, it's like, oh, Jesus, the embarrassment for the football lads.
Right? So my brother warns me when I get to the door. So I get the door, I see him and he starts charging me. Well, he's got these big steel talk about him. He's like a man trying to run across the moon.
I'll never forget it. He comes out the door and he's like, come back. I want to talk to I want to talk to. I was like, no, no, no. You're going to you're going to hit me. I'm not going to hit you.
I'm going to go. Yeah. Oh, God. The fair. Oh, God.
It's going to be great. But he came back later on. He kind of looked at me and was like, you know, that was clever.
Oh, OK. He appreciated that. Yeah, I like it. The first time you felt laughed at Connor. And you can take that whatever way you like.
If they were laughing at you or with you or whatever first time I actually felt proper embarrassed, I would have been a bit older.
I was like, I come from a big family. So when I was 18 I was like this height five, six, five, seven.
When people ask me if and a half.
So I was I was obviously really small, but I was also like triste on later than I am. That was like eight stone. Right. So I was a whippet. So I was 18. I was playing senior football and I had a really good league and we were playing this team called the Towns who were like kind of tough enough team to play against.
And my uncle was the manager, but it nearly worked against me because he didn't want to play me. But I was going to play that well. He was like, and we have to play him. But what I might do is my plan put forward like and, you know, usually the full forward is like Kieran Donoghue, big tall guy. But he's like, they'll never suspect you going in. There has been I'm so nervous for this game, like beyond nervous.
And the game goes great. The game actually goes great. I play well. I come off the field and I'm like, that was a senior football. And I felt like I played in the World Cup final to me and my head, my world. This was the biggest thing ever. And the following week we were playing against team and a fullback was the county fullback. And I was thinking, I will put me in against the fullback at County.
And then he looks like, yeah, you're going in against him. He they'll probably think we'll switch it out. But like, you're nice and small. He's big. You know, you just go in there and do your thing, you know, nice and fast.
I was a gesher. So I play this game on. The first ball comes in or not. He shakes my hand before the game. I don't even think he meant to squeeze it, but like, felt like he broke my fingers. Get great. My God.
So he the first ball comes in and he punches it away and the stand is kind of packed with people like there's a double header on that night and Kucik Parkhomenko and he points to the ball away a second while he points it away again. And he looks at me and he goes, You better warm up. I think you're going off. Right. And I was standing there on his leg.
I was I wasn't even watching the game then. I was watching the sideline. And then the ball came in forty five and it dropped. And the penalty on the penalty spot where the penalty spot would be. And all I could do was pick it up, tip top it over to Baranov Selenski. About eighteen minutes in I went to flick it up to be nice and skillfully ship and I hit the ground first and I fell over the ball. I never actually made any contact with the ball, fell over the ball and I could hear the crowd laughing at me.
But then it just got worse. My uncle just called me. Sure, I got taken off after eighteen minutes and I'm walking off now. I'm like Charlie Chaplin with the Jersey, right.
I actually I was taping it up well before Paul Galban ever taped it, but I was doing it so it looked like it was like half normal. I mean as I was walking off the field when I got to the sideline and my manager. My, my. Who's the manager comes up to me, goes, don't worry about Gussin or whatever hits me in the head, and this guy from the crowd like comes out with great tackle of all time.
He just goes, hi fi.
And everyone looks at me. He goes, Well, I bring that joint on the bed.
And that was people laughed like you right there.
And I walked off and I was like, that is the more that was definitely like the ultimate laughter. Everyone loved me. I decided to dig out and I was like, oh, oh.
Um, were you self-conscious of being small? Never known you were okay with this? I didn't know what I was in school. So you only play sports and stuff like that. When you go to things like that, it doesn't really factor. I don't know.
I just never did. Yeah. Never, never.
Really good. You had your own thing going on. You were a little weird, but yeah. Yeah. Like I was the coroner for that was my kind of whatever and it never got over with the women there.
I was like the tall ones and I didn't really care. Yeah. Like those girls. I went out, I would have been told me and stuff like that. My girlfriend, I was actually a little bit older than me.
Yeah. Um but uh. Yeah, it just never um. That's good. Mm.
Maybe now ultrasound to go home. No you don't overthink it. Okay Connor. The moment when if you didn't laugh you'd cry.
This is a horrific story, one that's not going to just collapse your life.
The only thing I'm going. Can I just say I was expecting I don't know why I thought you would be like like I know with my roses when he did this, like, he's he's like fallen like you're very Zen person.
May not as well. Yeah. You're very chilled. Yeah. Well, it's Monday morning.
You know, I just thought it would be like, wow. But I like it. We're we're just having a normal chat and no shade tomorrow.
Um, I really do. Okay. We'll move along. When you did. Didn't cry. Oh I didn't laugh and cry and this was like oh years ago my granny was passan we love and you know, just from talking to God.
Right. Granny was passing right around like she's in palliative care. She's like well into the eighties. Right. Yeah, great.
Like the Horler and we were all together, everyone was taking turns going in to see her. So me and my dad wanted to see her and my uncle and his kid was there who was ten, my cousin. And he's English got this really passionate and.
Oh my. And we're just standing over the bed and it's really somber.
And I mean, the tension is like just huge in a sense. You know, like we're we're waiting for the moment. I know.
And so my grandmother, she's lying in the bed and she's breathing kind of like this.
Directly to hell, you know, she's doing this or whatever, but as the evening's going on, they're getting interviews that are getting longer.
So it's like this. All right.
I did not expect you to come out and do an impression of your I think, God, what is happening?
OK, you go up. Keep going. So, like, you go, it's all happening. And you were there.
And then she does her last kind of as she goes.
And my little cousin just like blurts out is like I think she's dead right. And we're all like, oh, that's right. And my dad goes, he's he's like he's obviously really upset. And he needs down to bed.
And he goes in to my grandmother and he goes to just say something nicer and he goes to kiss her on the nose and he just goes, oh, her last aspect of it. All right. You literally hanging side of the bed, right? I was like, I couldn't stop laughing. Like I was already I kind of teared up. I was like, this is beautiful. You know, this is such a nice moment. And he had a boom flying back and I couldn't stop laughing.
So I was like at that like that was like my granny just died. Right. And I walked out of the room and then some of my relatives are coming up. And I was kind of like and I was like and I was doing the comedy here and crying, you know, because I can't stop laughing.
And at the top it all off, I can.
We sat down, all my relatives come in and my aunt has this way of saying and she says to Helena, right. She'd be like, oh, it's freezing out there to hell. Isn't this sort of weather out there today to help? You know, I'm glad to hear you know, she says this is my understanding and she's like, inconsolable. My aunt, who's my granny's daughter and my aunt that says the hell would be her sister in law.
Right. So she was really upset and they went over to her and she goes, granny are granny was a great woman, a great woman.
And I'm sure she's gone to heaven to help me.
And my brother looked like, did she just say she's got like, I'm going. I don't even know what she said it she says that like to die at the end of her sentences, she goes to heaven.
Oh, very good. That's a good one. So that was like. I know. Yeah. Like I was I suppose you could say I was crying. I laugh. And at the same time it was just so funny. I know. Yeah. You're going to enter right now, OK? You're no laughing matter moment in life.
My no laughing matter moment in life would have to be. I've never actually said this publicly, but, uh, about eight years ago I had brain tumor.
Your children. Mm. Wow. But I'm glad.
God yeah. I had a seizure about it. I was like two different things going on me, whatever. I don't know, a few little jokes. And I was, I was thinking I had anxiety for ages and I was like, I must have anxiety, which I definitely now know. I definitely don't have anxiety like uh but I kind of wanted to believe I did because I didn't want to think I was kind of sick and was concern to me.
But I had I had a seizure. And anyway, I ended up in hospital and they were like they did a scan. And they're like, oh, you got a brain tumor. So it took from about I remember like after a few days, like, you process the whole thing. And at what age were you at this point? Twenty, twenty three. So prime of life.
Hmm. So I thought, do you know what I mean.
Like I think you're your jail. You think you're going around doing everything you want to do and then you're like, this happens and you're sitting there going just like die from this.
Like, has my life been, uh, what have I done? So what were you doing at the time?
At the time I was I was due to finance. I was just out of college. OK, you know, I was just in one of those finance jobs, whatever. And I it was a weird thing for about three months. I thought it was pretty. I thought this is bad. I remember asking the doctor. I was like, what's the crack with this? Is it in, you know, be straight with me. What are the odds here?
And he's like, we can't tell until we go in, like, put like, it's 50/50.
Wow. And I remember of my it's funny. Like, your mates can just be so funny. I when met what's great about 50/50 is not bad.
It's like, you know, I mean he was fucking really said thank you so much, but I'm a fossil for about three months. Then I see a couple of weeks later I got surgery got taken. I like all taken out. But you don't know what these things and I'll tell you a couple of weeks later what the crack is. Got the all clear, but like it was nearly three months, I'd say we're like the greatest thing that ever happened to me because I was thinking, like, what am I doing?
Where are we going? And since that happened to me, my whole life is just different. Like and I treat it differently. I go after stuff I don't get like it's like stuff on social media and stuff like that. I never get too bogged down in anything because I'm like things just going like you just never know. You never think about your like you always think you're immortal. Yeah. And you never really think, oh this is going to happen.
And then it always happens. Other people then what happens to you. You're like, oh you're not so special at all. Like Yeah. You know Inhorn and then everyone's texting and stuff but then you're looking at Facebook, everyone's just getting on with their lives because they have to.
And you realize then how quickly can all go and how it doesn't really matter all that much Denault and that like you think everybody's looking at you like everyone cares if you do something wrong, get no one gives a shit like they don't like, no one really cares. I remember going off drinking a couple of years ago and like, I didn't have a problem. I'm not like that.
But I remember going off and it was the best thing I ever did for a whole year because it just made you go.
I remember going out one day and I'd like to double vodkas or something to get into the swing of things I don't want to drink. It was the best thing ever because you're out and you realize Norns actually looking at it all like, you know, everyone's thinking about themselves.
I know, you know, and it was just that happened to me. Yeah, but eight years ago and since then, like, not that I'm a different person, I'm the exact same person. The same things piss you off, but you're not walking around. Yeah.
Like perspective is better. The bigger picture is better. You're not as bogged down. Yeah. Like even like when you put stuff out there it's like don't invest yourself too heavily when it goes well, you know, because you're a genius and you're decent and whatever, you're brilliant.
And then when something goes bad then you get the opposite. You just it's not even to me it's not even real. Like it's just something on your mobile phone.
I think it's like have a couple of questions. First of all, your family at that time, was that the scariest time ever?
Yeah, I think it's much scarier for them. Yeah, more scary for them, I think, because they're not in control of me, even though I'm not in control of it. It's happening to me. Yeah. I feel like. No, I know what you mean. Like imagine a parent in that happening.
Like, you know, my parents were like obviously a bit over for a few weeks like that. It kind of went through boredom for me. Then it was like, what? What. Yeah. Like, how do you respond to in a sense, like how do you deal with this? Like that's hanging over you for me, like I used to listen to like Lord's music, every type of music. And then I deleted everything off except stuff that made me happy and made me kind of boseley.
Yeah. So I did better like at Lord's. I've always done it because I love the way it's like a few other songs. I like Frank Sinatra, all these kind of like powerful songs. I kind of just make you feel a bit better, you know what I mean.
Did you. Oh God. I can't imagine the fear. And were you ever listening to say some of that music can go on, you know, almost in a kind of what's the word in a way of like kind of wonder, is this the last, you know, like Sinatra?
I did it my way. Yeah. Oh, just over where you do it, like anything, you know?
You know, I would try not to because that's where I like if you had the negative music, you would think that way. Yeah. But when you put your music on it, like, it obviously sets off some sort of like physiological stuff when you when you're listening to music. So that's why I would have I only listen to that music. I would have only like and I would I would have read a lot of books before all that, like self-help books, which I like not a lot, but a few like really popular ones that are a lot of people in coming community college.
You read them and then I don't really read them as much because like now like because I'm like, just go and do it and stop reading a book to motivate you to do it. Just do these things. Yeah. Dinaw, because it's never going to be perfect. Never going to feel right. But if you do it and like it's like if you want to be a blogger, you want to be anything, a lot of people are thinking about what people think, oh, God.
And it's like I'm not going to do like I know people I know, like loads of people with loads of talent that would love to put it on the Internet. And some have like attempted it. And then to get a few negative comments might be one or two. And they're not doing it. Oh, it's you. Yeah, I know I shouldn't that I know it's so much easier said than done. Would you have that perspective now? But do you think you're saying like you just play on and don't think overthink things.
Do you think that happening to you before you became known equipped you for how you deal with being now? Oh, yeah.
Like if it didn't happen to me, I probably wouldn't be known. Yeah, because like, when I was working in a tree, like like I had a grand job, I was doing finance and then it kind of bored me. So I went to and sales. Right. And the guy says like, why are you like we don't really get service like yours with like all this college to finance stuff seems like. And I was like, I just want to get something that is a bit exciting or whatever.
And these were actually like this.
And then I randomly just did one video of a bunch of like I did. I didn't do Luckman. I didn't have him the time. But of Jabali. Yes. Does that your first one Davíð fits in the you and it was not.
Yes, yeah, yeah, yeah, where I swapped the faces around, yes, you were probably doing around the same time as me. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah probably. But it's not. That was where it was at. Yeah. So I did this one video and the boys and Joel called me up and they were like, come on in here and Paddy Paddy legend. And he says come in here and we might have a job for you.
And I realized then I didn't do this. And it was one random video that I just did on a Saturday morning for the crack. So they're like, this is awkward. Yeah.
They were like, you know, where's your stuff? I was like, oh, you're looking at my portfolio. And so when I went back, I went out and they said, we don't have a job for you. I quit my job straight away. Like, I just quit it. And I said, I'm going to make videos.
If I didn't go through that a few years ago, I would have been taken like, ah, what are people going to say? Like, I'm 27, quit my job to go off making videos on the Internet like some teenager. And it just didn't I didn't care. I was like, well, if they think that Grant now I wasn't an idiot, I was going to give it a certain time. I said, I'll give it six months or nine months, see if this works.
Put a bit of work into it. Yeah. If it ever comes to comes, it doesn't just go back into the workforce or whatever. Yeah. And and so that was it.
Yeah. So it just gave me a good perspective. And even to this day when I'm like, do I want to do that? And you're a bit afraid of something. You know, I would I kind of just do it like yeah.
My favorite slogan is to make one, just do it just so people do. Sometimes you yourself probably people ask you like for advice and stuff. And it's like to me it's like you can give them all the advice in the world, just go and do it and you're going to make a bunch of mistakes along the way. And if you if you're like if you're intelligent about it, you learn. And when things go badly, that's what you learn a lot.
Towns that are for me was my dad always says no one gives a fuck about you.
That is not known. No, that that is like one of the most brilliant things I've ever heard.
Yeah, that's it. That's what I do. It's just eloquent.
But that for me, that for me is the truth. That for me is like no one really does know what I mean.
I would say your immediate family definitely like care about you and you obviously have care for your friends and everything else.
But really, like, people are just like trying to get on with their own lives and stuff and they're not thinking about you and they're not thinking about the fact that you're not working or whatever, you know, and whatever might be happening in your life, it's it's all in your head. And so that for me, it definitely changed how I approach things. And after that, like, I just went I went traveling.
I did a lot of stuff like and health wise, you're like you're good. Do you have do you get checkups?
Are you scared that it'll come back or am I just feel fantastic until I walked up the stairs.
They're OK now. I'm going to make an appointment and I do like at the start, you would have had to have em, uh, do like more scans and then you do well, maybe once a year, once every two years or whatever. Like you just have to keep your eye on it and stuff. Yeah. But I just never think about it. The only time it ever comes into my mind is went on like the day I have to go do it.
Right. And then of course you're definitely a bit anxious for a day or two waiting for the phone call and it's like, oh, go great.
OK on there.
The person you always laugh with, the person I always laugh with. Well, see, there's just so many of them. You know, I've loads mates that are funny. I grew up in a lad who was like six foot ten.
Me and him were like best buds, Paddy Lucky and he's mad man. I and I could literally do a podcast for five hours from a paddy. Paddy would get into massive trouble. But what about New York?
Like I was he lived there last year and stuff and I have a couple of minutes of their Johnny and Alan and stuff. But since I've come home last year, so I'm always laughing at me motor, I'm always like getting a good laugh. I walk into the house like my mother is, like Sentner. How the video of you. I'm like, I know it's going well enough. And if one hundred and fifty three thousand seven hundred sixty views don't they get so into itself.
Oh my God. And then I walk by the room and she's watching like a video from about four years ago. Right.
She just she's always at it like and she she's just I remember last year she turned onto me. My brother got married to a Mexican girl. Right. And he was getting married to her in Mexico. And my mother said, wouldn't it be great now if I went down there and I spoke Spanish because her parents don't speak English?
Oh, really? Look, we obviously don't speak Spanish because wouldn't it be lovely, you know, for me to go in and be able to, you know, could play in Spanish?
So I was like, yeah, yeah, yeah. So she went to this Spanish class, right? She was like, oh, my God. It was brilliant. It was brilliant. It was unbelievable. It was amazing wedding. And we were learning different words. You one is lovely. She was like, no, I have to know if I do this now for the next couple of weeks, whatever, you know, I'll have a bit.
At least you'll make an effort. Yeah. And I was like, yeah, brilliant. Ryner about four weeks later, I was like, what's the crackerjack Spanish? Oh, yeah, Grant, Grant, Grant. I was like, how the second meeting go.
Whatever. I didn't go. I didn't go can go. I was about the turd. I didn't go, I was like, so I thought it was brilliant that you stopped going. I look, you could do it, all right. So we go to Mexico, right?
And it's before the wedding. And I just decide to go very, very late. I'm like, all right, get me take. I went to Mexico. I was in New York time. So me, my mother, my brother go and we go into the house and our parents don't speak English and we don't speak Spanish.
And I kind of just standing there, you know, looking at each other, you know, uh uh, very nice house, beautiful, you know, very hot, you know, or whatever.
Just I need a basic English words.
You were just given everything and we there and I'm like, the plaster finished and all there is you. Yeah. We didn't know what to be saying. Right then this baby comes in. I'm sure everybody talks, baby. Yes.
We're all over the baby like, oh, I remember a few glasses of wine. Everyone's having the crack next morning. Anyway, my mother is in her mother, Paula's mother brings us to the bank to get money and stuff and she's going to bring us for a trip a month rent, which is the area.
And so the backseat is my brother and left me in the right in the middle. And her mother is driving the car and Pearla, the daughter is in the passenger seat. So we pull up at the bank and Paul and I don't get out to go get money and then I get to get money and when I get into the bank Pearla goes What are you doing. You have to leave my mom and your mom out in the car and they don't speak each other's languages and are xylene as well, because at this moment is just sitting there, whatever she tells us all this after and I come out and I forget what car I mean.
So I just walk by the car, I'm walking along and I look at I'm looking for the car. I can't remember which one it is. But Perla's mother sees me and she's like, I got and she can't.
She's trying to find out my niche, can't remember my name.
So she looks at my mother and she goes, well, he'll say, no, mom was like, huh? She's cool. All said, no, I my mother goes, No, no, no, no. I mean, one of, like, proudest points because. Oh, my mother's name is Katleen. Right.
Katleen right. And you Kalim. She was going sethe calling her motor pulls down the window.
I'm probably blowing the speaker out of the light. Right. And I'm looking around the carport, but I'm like, what's going on? Like so I running over to where she said she looked back in the car like Coquelin.
I say, see, she was shaking right as she opens the door and I get into the car. I wanted to know what she looked like. She was like, just outshout me. I asked me next hour, show me, ma'am.
And my brother comes out with perlite and they start talking and Perla's like starts talking and she goes, O'Conor. And then she we were driving along. She goes, she was asking Katleen what conures name is my mom.
Oh, thank God. I thought she was fucking mad.
Oh my God.
Love my mother's family are mad. They always make me laugh. Like there are like just you got to say to them and they're just they're just the biggest Nair's ever. And I think that's where I get all Mesnier and from there just and like she's actually not a big snare. Yeah, but they're going to laugh.
You're having a laugh. Was OK right after a time where you had the last laugh.
All right. The last laugh. I was up in New York. I was living in New York and and I was looking for a place to live. Yeah. And I was always down this bar called Trinity Place, still there. And it was a girl in there.
I knew Fiona from Donegal and she was like, I've got room. If you want to stay, look for some level. Whatever I wanted. I was living outside the city. Yeah.
So she goes, I have a room in Brooklyn.
I had one of my mates, Alan, who like a funny, funny fella, he wanted to move in with me. And I was like, this is one room. But then I was like, oh to hell with it. Like we needed to save money. So me and Alan, we moved into this room if you want place. And so months went by. We were living together, whatever, but we were getting along well, like we'd get along pretty well and wounded and everyone down in that bar because we had mutual friends and were like with and only as well to like, let's do something there.
I was examiner. I don't think so.
They were just good mates or whatever.
But as soon as they said this to me, I was like I was like, no, I kind of like hanging out with this one, you know? So we ended up for a couple of weeks and I end up moving out then because I was like, you know, I can't, like, make a move and live with me.
So I end up moving out to, like, Kew Gardens, which is just in Queens.
Yeah. And I said, like, I moved. I want to I just need to get a room. You had a whatever because like I'm not going to sell to her, but then her mates were like, are you gonna like make a move there on or whatever, like you know. So I was like, well she obviously wants me to make a move for friends are saying. Yes, she wants me to make a move and a down at the bar and I got a nickname called Morfin because this is where to call me Morfin a few times.
I suggest you stop calling me more familiar. And as soon as I said that the whole place my name is Morphin, right? Yes. It will come in and give me more friends. And she would like taken a me and everything. Right. Oh Starbright.
So I mean funeral was drinking this drink Pinot Noir.
And so I was like building up to it.
I was thinking I was like she obviously her friends are saying yeah, I'm going to go and do the whole thing and just scary.
So I end up going down to the apartment and I supposed to meet her. We're supposed to go to this party and she's not there. She's not back from work. And I still have cases like I just let yourself in or whatever. So she's late again. And then she goes, Do you want to head off or whatever? I'll meet you there. No, no, no, no, no. Come back here. My car should come back and we go from here and she comes back in.
I know I've bought Winemiller, so like I was just looking at. So I drinking it right. So no.
And I wasn't drunk around but I drank about two glasses. I would like to give me a bit to courage. I'm sure she comes in and she sits down and like, I need to talk to you. She's smiling like and I'm like, oh, she you know. And so I say to her, I don't know how.
I can't even remember how I said it. But I was like, oh, uh, look, uh, know probably like hammer or something at the same time and be like, oh, you know, casually.
I was like, yeah, no, I like and stuff like, you know, we're hanging around together and Horler and blah blah blah and like I like and a lot of people are saying, I think we should give it a go.
I think it'd be great. And her face just dropped. Oh God. Because well I was like, don't tell me I've read this wrong.
Oh my God.
She's like, oh no. I think I'm a bit surprised with this. Like this. You have to shock me.
And I'm like, huh?
Oh, God, oh, god. I'm just there now. And then she goes, I just don't feel that way about you. I, I think we like we're great friends.
Oh. And I'm just I mean, talk about Winson, right. I'm just I'm just there in the chair and dying. God I, I'm like and in my head I've actually like forgotten about her and I'm thinking already I want to sit down at the bar. Oh no. I was like, oh I'm going to be a show.
And then she looks at the table, she goes, You have muffins and wine as well. Oh my God. All right.
I brought them up the the way I did for the Cracklin because I was so sure. I was like, no, no, no. I got them for the trench. I'm starving.
Yeah, I walked out the gap anyway.
I got the train home as I chased our bad and it worked in and they were all laughing at me. They were all just like, no, the lads were with the girls were doing what you're doing, which was worse.
Oh I know. Like all this. Oh.
And then anyway, about two weeks passed and I was like, oh, relax, it's all right. It's grants, you know what I mean? I was like, whatever. Yeah. Yeah, big time. And I was like grand about it. Like in the world I was learning it was all banter then and it was all a bit of a laugh. Yeah.
And then about two weeks later she goes, you want to go for a drink or whatever I like. Yeah. Right. So she brings me to this bar Ulysses down in Stonestreet. Yeah. I like a bit of clear the air thing and everything else. Yeah. So I go in and I'm like listen it's grand. Like she goes yeah. Yeah. Listen, I've something to tell you. I've thought about it the last two weeks, you know, and the way she was, I kind of knew something was comin.
She was I thought about the last two weeks and like I just was so shocked. But, you know, when I started thinking about I started talking to people, I'm like, yeah, like like you were saying, like, you're right.
Like we get along so well, like maybe it's been there the whole time in front of us, like, let's give it a go.
And I was just like now oh I was like I, I just don't feel that way about you. Oh I think we should just be friends. Oh.
And she goes, are you fucking serious.
You can't be serious.
Oh God. Yeah. Are you doing that to me and Rick. My hair. I know. And then I was like, I'm only messing with you.
I got on OK.
What happened? I ruined a perfectly romantic moment or whatever and we started going out three years later then.
So I. Had you ever. Oh yeah. Had you ever kissed. No. Because you kiss that nice just hours ago.
Uh, well, like I take it like you have to like that. That has to be right. No, that's see I kind of ruined it you see, because I went I'm only messing with you little kiss. Remember, she was a bit like way, you know, it just completely ruined the whole thing.
But in my head I was like, no, you made me feel like shit two weeks ago. Like, you know, I was like this. I would have been, oh, I never shifted the face of her. Yeah. Yeah, lovely.
But the first date definitely was ruined or whatever.
And so we started going, we started going out anyway and we went we moved home to Ireland then and then we broke up. I just do. Yeah, it happens.
We broke up and so I went off doing your own thing for a few years and then I was doing this, started doing this, and we were always kind of texting back and forth.
She a roller coaster.
I kind of liked going back and forth or whatever. And then I was doing a gig for. Or a gig last year at Liberty Hall, and she works down pennies here to you. And I packed up by like the boar's head up that way.
So as I was coming out and all day, I was kind of thinking I could walk into her like after work, if she's, like, coming.
And even though it would have been strange to walk into her and I'm walking along any walk across, I'm looking across to Lewis and I guess he orders you order and whatever.
She wasn't there, went to the gig and it was great. I was going to go drinking and I was like, I don't need to go home. So I went down to get my car and I was coming over to car park, took me half an hour to find a car. Right.
Totally last took me I it was, you know, being able to find cars when I certainly I such bad navigation skills. I Google map everything, everything that you asked me to dinner is like, don't worry, I'll get there.
But I'm so coming out of this car park. I haven't seen her for years. Look Crosswell bang, she's walking across the road and I'm like, yeah, I'm like, oh my God.
That's a sign upon science here, you know what I mean? I'm like, I got to go. So I'm in the car. I pullo like that's a sign. Just go offer a lift home, put it on the corner and what do I see. Only a sign. Danger runway turned back. Oh, God. What is wrong with you? What did you do?
So I pulled right anyway and I text her. I was like, do you want to go for a drink or whatever? And she was like, no, she was only at work. Like, I hadn't seen her for years. So she said, no. Yeah. So what we did at the end last year, then we got back together and I suppose the last laugh will be Thursday.
Oh, Jesus Christ. Because I'll get myself a bottle of Pinot Noir and I'm going to ask her to marry me.
This is going up before the end, is it? Well, we're going to watch. Oh, Jesus, Connor. Well, so I hope I get the light.
If I don't get the last laugh and it turns disastrous, you will get a legal letter of me asking this to be edited.
Just stop it at the part where I made your mother.
What are we going to do if she says, no, I don't. That's scary. I know.
She won't say no. It's absolute fate. I'm so excited for you, Will.
We will see. We will see. I believe you've given us this exclusive. I know you're you know. Well, what would you do if we pulled the rug out from under you and just released it tomorrow?
She'd probably be delighted. Imagine she's on the way home that.
Oh, God, I'm so excited. You do know I'm going to hound you, like, all day Thursday. I'm like, OK, what time are we doing this?
So amazing. I'm so excited. So you could yeah. You could be you could have a fiance, say, for Thursday.
That was the I was trying to think of that question. I was like, well let's I remember trying to make sure I heard it, but it's all right. Well hopefully it all works out in the end.
Have you talked about marriage? Um, like my mother. I mean, what was I was nine.
You've talked we've been together for like four. Oh yeah. Well, we sort of we're good now. We're all good. Oh, I'm so excited. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Oh she, I like she loves me. I do impressions and stuff like her own house. Yeah. Donald Trump. You know, I love you. I really do. And we should get married. It'd be fantastic. It'd be the most tremendous marriage we've ever done it fantastic. We've ever done it. And if she says no, I'd say it's totally fake.
It's up the count. Oh, you do some more for us before we move along if what you want to hit us. So you don't really do a whole lot of Trump. Uh, yeah, because I'm in America. Because, yeah, it's just it's just I don't know. Yeah.
You know, I have a good I do my life gigs. If I'm on a live gig I'll always do them and always gets a great laugh.
What's your favorite one to do. My favorite. I like you know, obviously golf and soccer is pretty big, like in terms of worldwide games, but to me, like just doing stuff and so on the game even like to sketch on yesterday. Yeah. And those ones like I get nervous about those ones, like I just because it's like I grew up doing that's why norder so when you're doing like they're like man you know what I mean.
And you put the shoulders of ladies. Absolutely.
You don't, I mean you know when you're doing a better job, you know, it's a very, very big character for me as well, you know. And who else?
I'm trying to do more Irish people because, yeah, people are probably doing those impressions. It's really the toughest crowd as well. The gay crowd are punished quite often. You don't do it well and like you do do it well. But I did want to go. Oh, no. Well, maybe that's it. Like, because the only thing about it is like I in terms of people go Irish people are religion on all this kind of stuff.
And you hear this sometimes.
I don't really get that like everybody in a certain sense, it's like it's innate in humans to really be envious of people and stuff like that. But I don't get I find the gay crowd are now I have one secret that is like man like so I'm coming armed with a really good impression of people just universally like have taken to. Yeah. I would say I don't know if I would have done everything in golf or whatever if I didn't start doing that.
Yeah. Because it was such every like when I was working in Jor it's hard to up content every week and like when you're writing all your own stuff it can be difficult. But the only thing about when I was doing like that I could do I'm doing anything. I had him in Thailand. Yeah.
Like he was in, I had him in bars in Thailand. I was paying these women over there to get involved in these videos that all above board was on the border.
I was over there like I remember like, you know, someone took a picture of me when I was in Thailand. I was sitting at the bar with a big gray jacket on me with that bit hat on, smoking a fag, getting ready. I had the phone out and stuff. And when I went to New York, I did stuff with him and Dave in New York and put the for next year, like, I want to start doing a bit of like politics and stuff.
Yes. I start doing like like I'm working on Mehlman. He's a weird one.
Like I'm going to please do it, please.
I feel like we're going to feel like it's going to be amazing what I do.
I feel very, very, very, very difficult moment for all of us. Something I in the virus, we have to stop the virus and I'll pass you over to the rotting tissue.
Yes, of course. It's a dark day and we have to do it. And have I been on the podcast? You know, you must ask me to. Come on. I love to. That's a great podcast. This is a podcast. Unlike any other.
Never has one.
Oh, we're getting we're going good. We're going good politics. Mary Lou. I do. Mary Lou. Actually, I'm looking at Mary Lou. I think it's funny to Mary Lou.
Well, to be her. Actually, honest with you, Connor, I think this afternoon, it's a little bit difficult for me to branch into Mary Lou because I'm trying to get my head around what untarnished and done.
She should have said this afternoon, will you abuse me to Danielle? You know. You know, Mario Jaquie Shivam about it.
You know, we go out with the party, we go out and we take the driving laws, get rid of them all, you know, and we were like, yeah, I don't know what they're, you know.
But look, I think we could form a Grand Party then.
Then Michael Healey can get back. Take that back. I don't expect there guys like, you know, they're just such caricatures of themselves.
Like, you know, it's just so and it's so easy to do them want to get me Hullermann, I think just like good stuff, because Simon Harris, you'll get you'll get that.
No bother. Yeah. No, I seen a few people even do that.
Yeah. Kind of an easy one. Too easy don't it. Right.
Yeah. There's some of them that are really similar. I don't know about you. Some of them like take me a long, long time.
Yes. Yeah, yeah. And then when you find a hook you go, oh here we have it.
Yeah. And in some days you're doing so when you take a view from there and then you listen to him get like. Yeah, like when I was doing Matthew McConaughey, I look at it back years ago and I thought it was class and it wasn't.
But then like the wolf of Wall Street came out where he's like, you see the first key to success, the way in finance, which obviously doing a stockbroker is you gotta stay relaxed. So when he did that, I kept just doing that exact thing. And then you get the whistle and you get and then little parts would start coming about. Yeah. And people think it's a natural gift. But if I start doing someone running me right now, I'd be terrible doing this.
I will go back home. I'll see it from the laptop. Yeah. And do my head in with a studio for weeks, like sometimes weeks. Sometimes you get him quicker, like me and a man like two or three weeks. It's not there yet I think. Yeah. But like give it a week or two. I'd love to get it for Christmas.
For Christmas you will. She's, you're like you've 90 percent of the work on him. Yeah. It's just, it's the new ones and there's a part of it like some people like Mario does, like kind of caricatures of people. Yes. He picks little things and then he makes them hilarious.
Yeah. Like the Marium. Genuinely. Yeah. Yeah. Genuinely like radio.
Right orthey and they're like, yeah, yeah, yeah yeah. He makes these take and you need to do that as well as like I kind of go after the impression like if I don't think it's really good I won't put it up. Yeah. But when I get it to a point that is really good I'm like trying to bring it back then like Sherlockian is more like that's wonderful that they really were very good, you know what I mean. And they played very well.
But when I do like that they were very good, right.
Absolutely. And they're not at that age. And I got to do this and that and the arms and everything going, oh, what does he think of it?
I met him down without a clear did a gig in and it's the only gig I've ever done under. And I did it in front of them and ripped them for like I love doing it in front of people.
I love doing it from the people because there's no backing out.
They have to go back.
And now under no failing or failing in it, because everybody loves to see them wins. Yes. They or if they're not wincing, listen, if they're standing there with a stoic face in them, it could go disastrously. And I think anyone with any intelligence at all is not going to go or, you know, they're going to laugh at themselves if they're watching themselves.
But they're also going to love the absolute brazenness of you to just do it in front of. Yes. And I don't think, like, not have even seen what you mean. Like it's on social media. I think he has an architect to keep an eye on.
So he definitely lads were telling them because he told me he goes he just sat down with him because you're making a right out of me here.
I like it. I was like, it's all a bit of like you had me in Thailand and everything. And I was like, I hope you don't mind about it, like it or whatever.
And he just looked at me goes, I hope you make millions. And then we do the gig. And then we we came down after he was like looking at and it's probably my best piece of content. Yeah. Ever where I was labeled him, it just everything went like it just worked really well for asking the questions really. He has some great and Jared was laughing away and the two boys then playing for with the left of him. So I just got to rip them all for five, six minutes.
Yeah. And it was like definitely the best piece of content I have. But he was he everyone I met your Braly.
I'm sure I'll love it. I'm sure so many people have it. Yeah. I'm sure so many people have asked you this. Sorry. What was that popped into my mind. There is for me the I are not there but I'm going to say it for me. I feel like like there aren't that many female impressionists. No.
So I think it's easier for me to see because fear does seem like a woman doing it is kind of bitchy or you can get away with it a bit more.
Yeah. And if I'm doing a woman, no one's going to say it like that.
Like, it's just so silly. Like I've got messages from people, you know, I would do people. Impressions of certain people and I would get masses of people being like, you're jealous, you're clearly jealous, like, OK, yeah, I'm jealous of their money, but I'm doing it because I'm jealous.
I'm doing it because it's yeah, it's and it's a it's a hard one to to gauge as well. Like, I know it's in America, whatever I do one or two fellas and you're like, am I going over the line there. And I never want to go over the line because to me it's like it's I used to say, you know, and I know I say you shouldn't care and blah, blah, blah about certain things, but it's always great like you, you know, it's Mostert if you people love it, you love it.
And the person you're doing loves it. Yeah.
Then it's great. Like you get the retreat after we get all. Yeah. So like it amplifies it and it makes everybody feel good about woodlice and that's what I find thing in the game is that like everybody just go and rip me. Yeah.
And they laugh at it and it's, it's great like I know. What's the difference between doing gigs over in America and doing gigs here is over here. I find a gig is pretty easy. Walking snare everybody. Yeah.
OK, who's the chairman. Boehme. You're a cheap you know. Absolutely. Just abuse everybody and everyone's in stitches. Laughing for twenty minutes in America. I try that to start a few times and it's like, oh well we'll be you know, so they're more into just the voice is perfect and they're like, oh that's funny. Yeah. So it's a different kind of style.
But like I think it all we're naturally Sneary anyway was I'm sure we'd have asked you this, but what was it like to work with Tiger Woods?
A class of deadly. So I walked in. He was like, yeah, it just looked at me like, oh, hey, buddy.
And it was so surreal. Like I was technically down backwards and I walked in as well. The red top, like, it just bench press the whole world.
And then I was trying to be cool as hell, you know, I was like, all right, it was great. And even calling them Tiger, his real name is Eldrick.
Right. But nobody called him Eldrick. It's Eldrick Tiger Woods. His middle name is Tiger. OK, even said all right, Tiger was the correct. You know, I brought me to a I brought my cousin and we brought her in because I was like, this is like once in a million stuff. And the best part of my job because I'm in sports is I meet all these people a lot, especially in golf, but like all the people I'm friends with or in sports.
So it's great. Bring in your friends or bring in your brothers or whatever. My dad, he met Jack Nicklaus there, and that was his sporting hero. And we went to dinner with Jack and stuff and things like that. But I sorry, when I walked into Tiger, he was to me. What do you mean do you he's like going to do what I want to hear it.
I was like, oh well all conditions were really, really tough out there.
He's like, you sound just like me. But then he actually said, because dude, I love you. McGregor were you like, What's up, tiger?
I keep it open. I slapped the face of, you know what I'm saying? Keep it up, brother. Yeah. There's only one tiger around here and someone's stomach.
And he's like, Man, dude, that McGregor guy is tough.
Oh, my God.
It's like just normal chats with a he was class the whole day, even like we're just sitting there talking.
He knew like he's obviously well used to this meeting people and I'm sure he doesn't care what my brother does, but he was all like, what's your brother do and what's wrong to do and stuff?
And he was like, ask me what my parents. And like, we were afraid. I was like, yeah. And in between takes are sitting down together instead of having the chat.
So just like that. Yeah. And my, um, my cousin like went over to him and how I actually started doing impressions was a bit of a real energy. How much. And was a photograph of a few of us in the paper like it was no scuffling, but Tiger was asking him and he was like, okay, so how did A how to start doing this, guys? And I was in the dressing room and I could hear him saying this.
My cousin was like, yeah, it was a fight.
The guy much Tiger and our club was playing another club. And this fellow, like, we moved in a way anyway, and he started to go into bass when they didn't know I was just there. Oh really. Really. Oh yeah. Like, oh yeah. Oh no. The West champions these lads actually down that road he mentioned that day and I was telling them about, you know, like he was mentioning their names, the Tigers, but like as if tigers, you know, this is what I was getting at my entire bar and it pure exaggerated as well.
Like, you know, what you have is about, oh, I love OK. Right.
Kind of if laughter wasn't the best medicine, what would be this one took me a while. My original answer was a Guinness. But like alcohol medicine, it's a really bad guy.
With that you can it's not even it's not even alcoholic. It's just Guinness. It's just nice.
I'm not even into alcohol that much. I like if you have a beer there, like, I wouldn't drink it like unless like I was out or whatever, but like I'm not even OK by Patrick off but um.
I just love it. I love having one. I love having a can or two or whatever like are you watching lately or have one or two cans and just getting. That's what I find weird about this. Luckman Right. Is that like it takes you about six points in a bar to get a buzz.
Yeah, but it only takes one can in the house, you know what I mean? And then I'm listening to music like one or two cans, you know, and you're like, this is classic. Yeah, I feel a little bit whatever, but when you're at a bar like, you need about six of them. To feel that our own people are just moved to comfort your own home, but I don't know, I've just finished that Guinness or chocolate fingers, right?
I'm always like, if I wake up after my everyone gets chocolate in their automated freezer mentality, you home with us from a big rich team and let people take a ball and come to the house like any old biscuits from the rich team that I lost from my granny actually seems to be rich.
OK, honor your quickfire round. You ready for as ready as I'm going to be the actor that always makes you laugh.
Whose is it? This is quick kaminey. Lovely. Oh, that's a very good one. I loved that actress. That always makes you laugh.
Kate McKinnon does that. She's the SNL woman that played Hilary Clinton. Oh, yes. Yeah. And she's I know she's class doing all those. I she's brilliant. The movie you always laugh at intermission. Oh, the greatest film of all time. Just I could watch it right. Now, turn on your phone and say here from experience on the lishman. OK, but I want us to be the love of your life. Your favorite comedian, Tommy Turner.
Yeah. Just the best. Yeah. And find me your best or worst joke.
Conemaugh The two of them back up there.
Last week I went in, there was only a dog and it was a shiatsu when you got there.
But want to show that the economy where I am so excited for you to be engaged to the love of your life this Christmas, it'll be what 2020 needs. I can't I'm so glad you're part of a chain. And I would like to say that we are so happy. We are part of this little break here.
And Gary's introducing Connor. Thank you so much for having us here. Like the light coming. Cheers.
Thank you for listening to The Last of your life with Connor Moore and a massive congratulations to him and Fiona on their engagement. Love is in the ER. Next week's episode marks the last of this season and the last for twenty twenty. I hope you tune in. Don't forget to like subscribe res review and all those other things. This podcast is brought to you by Collaborative Studio.