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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Stand Up!

Last year
Munster come from behind to seal superb comeback following Simon Zebo's red card
Munster beat Ulster 18-13 in the URC at Thomond Park this evening.
All time
Ulster record their first away win over Leinster in eight years after tense finish at the RDS
Ulster won 20-10 in the URC tonight.
Stockdale, McCloskey, Herring back to fire Ulster's European bid
Iain Henderson’s injury is a major blow but Ulster look primed for Toulouse battle.
# racism in ireland
'A girl of African origin had a banana rubbed into her face': NTA launches new anti-racism campaign
A new anti-racist campaign was launched at Heuston station where trains, the Luas, and Dublin Bus operate from.
# can you believe
Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness is coming to Dublin to do stand-up - here's everything you need to know
All things *truly* keep getting better.
# standing up
Standing at work may not be as beneficial as some say
The change “does not have an effect on mental alertness”.
'Stuart is obviously going to be like, 'shit, what have I done?' I think mentally, that hit him'
Stephen Ferris says Ulster’s defeat to Zebre was ‘unacceptable’, but fancies them to take Wasps on Friday week.
# on your feet now
Some babies can stand at four months old
But, how?
# hearts and minds
The female Muslim comedian tackling extremism by cracking jokes
“One woman came up to me after a show and said ‘are you for real, are you wearing this hijab for real?’.”
# holy words
Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer
It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.
# keeping the head down
Barca president accused of going into hiding after PSG humiliation
Former Camp Nou chief Joan Laporta has launched a scathing attack on the current man at the helm.
# get up stand up
Aziz Ansari went in on Donald Trump with his Saturday Night Live monologue
And he’s winning praise from all over.
# straight outta tallaght
14 times Al Porter was just really f**king funny
“Oh Alan? He’s for the Church”
# coybib
The French fans have started singing 'Stand Up For The French Police' at the Euros
The Irish legacy lives on.
# don't make me laugh
Make me a stand-up comedian: Two weeks until my first comedy gig
… And I got to do my first run-through of my set. Here’s how it went.
# Comedian
Make me a stand-up comedian: Getting your inner critic to shut up isn't easy
This week, I gave some of my routine a go. Well, sort of.
# don't make me laugh
Make me a stand-up comedian: Week 4
In which a temporary new teacher puts us on our toes.
# don't make me laugh
Make me a stand-up comedian: Week 3
In which I learn about the virtues of being silly.
# don't make me laugh
Make me a stand-up comedian: Week 2
Is it bad to be ‘overthinking girl’? That’s what I’m wondering this week.
# first person
Here's what happened when an Irish comedian strapped a GoPro to his head during a gig
A brave man.
# funny ha ha
"Stand-up is king - nothing comes close to it" - a quick chat with comedian Alison Spittle
On dream gigs, comedy moving online and how the audience is a little like a family with an PlayStation…
Disabled comedian's powerful response to being bullied on television is going viral
Damienne Merlina was called “fat” and “annoying” in another comic’s stand-up special.
# joint chief
"I'm not saying I'm any funnier. I'm saying weed is now legal" - Obama plays joker-in-chief
The US President was speaking at the glitzy Gridiron Club banquet.
# Hospitalised
Joan Rivers "stable" in New York hospital - reports
The stand-up reportedly suffered complications during a medical procedure.
# Stand Up!
Life without Johnny Doyle and Daniel Flynn - 'time for others to step up'
Kildare have lost Daniel Flynn to the AFL and John Doyle to retirement as they look to rebuild their team for the 2014 season.
# all the lols
The science-backed reason you should watch stand-up comedy before a meeting
Nope, it’s not a waste of your time, it’s training you to be more cognitively flexible (tell your boss!).
Column: It's unrealistic to expect oppression to disappear overnight, but we now have hope
Important debates about gay rights have taken place in Ireland and the world in the past few months, leading young people to feel more valued, more included and more heard, writes David Carroll.
Stand-up destroys obnoxious heckler
Who’s laughing now?
# peter's o-kay
Here's the proof that Peter Kay knows your life intimately
Let’s give the birthday boy some props.
Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity
Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.
# you tell us
Over to you: Have you ever been bullied?
We want to hear your story.
# standup
Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.
# Poznań
Is Poznan cheating on us? Zagreb got the 'thank you' posters too
Poznan! We thought we had something special going on…
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…
# Homophobia
Anti-homophobic bullying ad hits half-million views mark on YouTube
Group behind StandUp! campaign now speaking to Government on commitment to targeting bullying of gay, lesbian and transgender young people.