Foil Arms & Hog
Ireland’s top sketch group are back in the USA! (and a little bit of Canada). With over 200 million online views, including the viral hits ‘Getting past US Immigration’ and ‘When Irish People Can’t Speak Irish’, the group are best known for their online sketches, but it’s their live show that they are most proud of. The trio have achieved critical acclaim with the best reviewed show at the world’s largest arts festival The Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and 2019. So stop hiding behind your laptop and come see them in real life for sketches, music and improvisation. If you don’t laugh they’ll buy you a pint.
F*cking awesome, so good (Keegan-Michael Key)
‘Quite simply, a sensation’ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).
★★★★★ (OurCultureMag Los Angeles)
★★★★★ (Irish Times)
★★★★★ (Irish Examiner)
★★★★★ (Broadway Baby)
★★★★★ (Ed Fest Mag).
Foil Arms and Hog is an Irish sketch comedy group comprising Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms) and Sean Flanagan (Hog). The group performs on TV, radio, the stage and online. The trio write, shoot and edit a new sketch every week in their office, releasing it for YouTube, Facebook and Instagram on IGTV. Foil Arms and Hog do not have a specific genre, and make sketches that are often observational and occasionally topical. Popular sketches released to YouTube include ‘When Irish People Can’t Speak Irish’, ‘An Englishman Plays Risk’, ‘WTF is Brexit’, and ‘How to Speak Dublin’. Foil Arms and Hog also perform live shows, primarily in Ireland and the United Kingdom, but also in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and a number of runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The group’s name evolved from nicknames each of the members had for each other, Foil (Sean Finegan) being the comedy foil, Arms (Conor McKenna) was ‘All arms and Legs’ and Hog (Sean Flanagan) because he ostensibly hogged the limelight.
As of 2020, the group had just under a million likes and follows on Facebook and 500 thousand YouTube subscribers. As of October 2020, the group had 517 thousand YouTube subscribers and 114 million views.
They met each other in University, (where they did Engineering, Architecture and Genetics), formed the group and have been touring our live shows in Ireland, the UK, the US and Australia over the last nine years to audience and critical acclaim (no really).
Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.