Gift Grub is a series of short comic pieces broadcast on weekdays on the breakfast show of Irish commercial radio station Today FM since 1999. For the similarly named Australian Radio station see 2Day FM Radio Ireland Ltd trading as 100-102 Today FM is an Irish Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The characters in the pieces are based on real people, generally local and international celebrities and political figures, and are voiced mainly by mimic Mario Rosenstock. Mario Rosenstock born 31 August 1971 is an Irish Actor, Comedian, impressionist and Musician who is best known for his Parody
The title is a remnant of the original format of the pieces, in which the character of Bertie Ahern, Ireland's former Taoiseach (prime minister), would introduce the listening public to favourite ("Gift") meals or food items ("Grub"). Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern ( Irish: Pádraig Parthalán Ó hEachthairn, born 12 September 1951 is an Irish politician who served The Taoiseach (ˈtiːʃəx in English t̪ˠiːʃʲəx (plural Taoisigh ( or) in Irish) also referred to as An Taoiseach ( t̪ˠiːʃʲəx is the the The portrayal of Ahern as blustering and inarticulate but infinitely shrewd set the tone for the future. Ahern is still the main star, but other frequent appearances are made by impersonators of Roy Keane, Gerry Adams, Colin Farrell, Ronan Keating(Fair play), Bill Cullen'(Oh be de hokey cokey I am n'dat. Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of Gerry Adams, MLA, MP (Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh born 6 October 1948 is an Irish Republican politician and abstentionist Westminster Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish Actor, who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Ronan Keating (born March 3, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish pop Singer who has had hits with boyband Bill Cullen is an Irish businessman and Philanthropist. He is also known for having owned the Renault Ireland franchise until November 2007 when it was . . !) Michael D. Higgins, Keith Duffy(THE BOX!), Daniel O'Donnell, Niall Quinn, Ben Dunne(Are you listening. Michael Daniel Higgins (born 18 April 1941 known in Irish as Micheál D Keith Duffy is the name of Keith Duffy (singer/actor (1974- Irish sang with Boyzone appeared in British soap opera Coronation Street Daniel or Danny O'Donnell may refer to Daniel O'Donnell (politician, American legislator from the state of New York Niall John Quinn ( Irish name: Niall Seán Ó Cuinn) (Honorary MBE (b Ben Dunne (born March 3 1949) is an Irish Entrepreneur and former director of his family firm Dunnes Stores, one of the largest chains . . . . . ?), Steve Staunton(You tell me. Stephen Staunton (born 19 January, 1969 in Drogheda, Republic of Ireland) was a professional footballer and is the current assistant manager . . ), Bobby Robson, Rafa Benitez (Jes), Joe Duffy(Me screen is shakin violently here. Sir Robert William Robson Kt CBE (born 18 February 1933 commonly known as Sir Bobby Robson (ˈbɒbi ˈrɒbsən is a former international football Rafael " Rafa " Benítez (born April 16 1960) is a Spanish former footballer and has been the manager Joe Duffy (born 1956 is an Irish radio personality Joe Duffy was born in Mountjoy Square Dublin and brought up in Ballyfermot. . !), Paul O'Connell(The fear o' God!), Conor Deasy and many others. Paul O'Connell (born 20 October 1979 in Limerick) is an Irish Rugby union player who plays lock for Munster and Ireland The Thrills are an Irish Indie rock band formed in 2001 in Dublin.
The popularity of the show has generated a number of spin-off compilations and merchandise and catchphrases that have caught on in the general public, such as Bertie's "Infacta", "Jaysus" and "Ya Spanner", and some may claim that the sketches' portrayal of Mr Ahern as street-wise, human and funny has arguably boosted the approval rating of Mr Ahern and his government.
A big part of the success of the series has been the ability of the writers to respond quickly to current news and events with withering satire. The most famous episode involved the re-writing  of the song "Dry Your Eyes" by UK act The Streets, with Roy Keane singing to David Beckham, consoling him on England's loss to France in Euro 2004. Mike Skinner (born 27 November 1978) more commonly known by his stage name The Streets, is a Rapper from Birmingham, England David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The French national football team represents the nation of France in international football. The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football
In 2005 Rosenstock played the lead role in the stage musical I, Keano, in which the feud between Roy Keane and former team manager Mick McCarthy is transported to Ancient Rome. I Keano is a comedy musical play about footballer Roy Keane leaving the Republic of Ireland national football team before the 2002 FIFA The Saipan Incident was a serious public quarrel in May 2002 between Republic of Ireland national football team 's captain Roy Keane Michael Joseph "Mick" McCarthy (b 7 February 1959 Barnsley, England) is an English-born Irish former professional footballer, who is currently
In Summer 2005, a sketch entitled "José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat", mimicking Chelsea boss José Mourinho, caught the attention of football fans in the UK on a number of forums and message boards. José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat is a comedy sketch first performed for Gift Grub on Ireland 's Today FM. José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu (born 26 January 1963 in Setúbal) is a Portuguese The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Rosenstock was invited by Mourinho to attend a match at Stamford Bridge. Stamford Bridge is a football Stadium on the border of Fulham and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that This track, along with "I Sign a Little Player or Two", based on Aretha Franklin's "I Say a Little Prayer", have proven so popular with listeners to London's Capital Gold radio station, that breakfast DJ Mick Brown was quoted in the October 24, 2005 edition of The Sun as saying that the two tracks may be released in the UK as a Christmas novelty song. José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat is a comedy sketch first performed for Gift Grub on Ireland 's Today FM. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25 1942 Franklin has had a total of twenty number-one singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, two of which became #1 hits on the " I Say a Little Prayer " is a song written by songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick in 1967. Gold is a network of oldies Radio stations which was formed by the merger of the Capital Gold network and the Classic Gold Network in August 2007 The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language A novelty song is a silly or nonsensical Song, performed principally for its comical effect.
On December 16, 2005 a parody of Will Young's song Leave Right Now relating to the events surrounding Roy Keane's dismissal from Manchester United was released as a charity single in the Republic of Ireland. Events 755 - An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. William Robert Young (born 20 January 1979. Young's second album Friday's Child, was released in December 2003 Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of It went straight in at the number 1 position on the Christmas chart. José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat was released in the UK on February 20, 2006. José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat is a comedy sketch first performed for Gift Grub on Ireland 's Today FM. Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In March 2007, the real Roy Keane met with Ian Dempsey to promote the Irish Guide Dogs Foundation and was introduced to the Gift Grub Roy. Previous special guests who were invited on the show to meet their Gift Grub equivalent included Hector Ó hEochagáin, Eddie Hobbs and Ronan Keating. Shane Hector Ó hEochagáin o hoxaganʲ commonly called Hector, is a popular Irish television presenter from Navan, Co Eddie Hobbs (born October 11, 1962) is an Irish celebrity Accountant. Ronan Keating (born March 3, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish pop Singer who has had hits with boyband José Mourinho's sudden departure from Chelsea, in September 2007, and his falling out with owner Roman Abramovich, became the subject of yet another Gift Grub parody . José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu (born 26 January 1963 in Setúbal) is a Portuguese Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (rɐˈman ɐrˈkadʲjevʲɪtɕ ɐbrɐˈmovʲɪtɕ Рома́н Арка́дьевич Абрамо́вич born on 24 October 1966