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Maeve Higgins is the latest Irish comedian to beat that careworn path, albeit with a few modifications

25th October, 2015
Maeve Higgins: a companionable narrator

From Frank McCourt to Maeve Brennan, the heady vim of New York has long been a rich seam to mine for Irish writers. Comedian (and semi-professional Corkonian) Maeve Higgins is the latest to beat that careworn path, albeit with a few modifications, as she’ll readily attest.

Far from hitching up at Ellis Island or Port Authority hunched of shoulder and hopeful of spirit, Higgins has an ”exceptional alien” visa on her person (procured,...

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