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Irish entertainment abounds at Proctors with St. Patrick’s drawing near

From left, Damon Leibert, Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy, and Derrick Keane, are in place and in character for the Irish Comedy Tour, which comes to the GE Theatre at Proctors on Friday night.
From left, Damon Leibert, Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy, and Derrick Keane, are in place and in character for the Irish Comedy Tour, which comes to the GE Theatre at Proctors on Friday night.
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Derek Richards can offer some advice about Irish pubs. It’s simple. When people walk into an Irish place and see bartenders mixing an appletini, they should get out — just run. Existence of any fruity cocktails means the bar has failed the Irish authenticity test. “You go into an Irish pub and you sit there with a shot of Jameson,” said Richards, a comedian who knows Irish jokes, stories and whiskeys. “You can hear the ...

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