Organ Freeman (Live)

by Jarlath Regan

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    Get busy giving or get busy dying. A standup comedy story show with a difference.
    Once purchased the other 7 tracks become visible. There are three album tracks, one is the opening three minutes and the other two are the remainder of the show. They and the six other bonus tracks will appear once purchased. The documentary is comprised of six bonus tracks. They make up a two hour piece featuring the voices of surgeons, doctors, recipients, donors, families and the politician hoping to change organ donation in Ireland forever. Please have the conversation with your family and get a donor card. It's easy and it will change lives.
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Organ Freeman is a standup story show and accompanying documentary about what happens when your brother asks, "Will you give me a kidney?" This is the story of what happened to Jarlath and his brother Adrian in 2017. Get busy giving or get busy dying.

"Superb piece of storytelling. An Edinburgh show that has as much heart as it does laughs." (Chortle)

"Regan is an expert storyteller and this is a beautifully constructed show that I could have happily listened to for twice its length." (Arts Desk)

"The real stakes and jeopardies are revealed as his account unfolds, teased out from some deceptively light but skilfully seeded stand-up that confirms Regan’s abilities to move with belly laughs and tears in a single routine. Moving, at times hilarious, this show makes a compelling argument for organ donation." (The Scotsman)

"His ability to navigate this story with such finesse and heart, without removing any of the humour, is impressive. By the end, the reasoning behind the comic observations made at the beginning become clear and you're left feeling moved and inspired by this honest account of a profoundly complex experience." (The List)

The album is split into tracks but this is intended to be a unified story of the journey, the process, the moral dilemma of having to risk your life when others are depending on it. The show earned a series of glowing reviews from the press and audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, toured the Ireland and UK, was nominated for (but didn't win) an award but most of all it raised awareness of the life changing power of organ donation.


released February 10, 2019

Thanks to Tina and Mikey for making this album possible. Without their support it simply would not have happened. Their love and understanding is at the core of this album. Special thanks to everyone at the Mayo Clinic for the unbelievable job they did from day one. Thanks to Adrian for encouraging me to share the story of what happened to us. Thanks to Brian Connolly for his sound production and attention to fine detail. He is a true wizard. Thanks to Cath Gagon at Avalon for pushing hard to get this show the attention it received. Thanks to Bren Berry and his team at Aiken Promotions for his friendship, support and encouragement since 2006. Thanks to everyone who buys this album and continues to spread the word about organ donation. And finally thanks to Delorentos for providing the music for the documentary.


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Jarlath Regan London, UK

Jarlath Regan is a comedian and podcaster based in London but originally from Kildare, Ireland. He has performed his standup at festivals all over the world including Melbourne, Montreal, Chicago and Dubai. He is also the author of two best-selling illustrated books. His range of greeting cards are available from his website. His podcast An Irishman Abroad is available to download everywhere. ... more

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