Foil, Arms and Hog are an IrishComedy trio consisting of Sean Finegan, Conor Mc Kenna and Sean Flanagan. They do in house comedy sketches for their YouTube and Facebook pages, and have gone on a number of successful tours both within and outside Ireland over the last eight years.Their sketches usually consist of a mixture of observational comedy, Surreal Humour and Irish references. Several of them have gone viral on well-known Irish websites, such as joe.ie and the Irish Examiner.com.
Foil, Arms and Hog contains examples of:
- #HashtagForLaughs: The premise of Hashtag.
- The Alcoholic: Everyone in An Irish Intervention, except main character Séan.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Any sketch involving The Mc Cormack Family, which usually revolve around parents' inability to understand social media. Also Mrs Flanagan from time to time.
- Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Paul and Michael greeting each other in Ceoil agus Ól.
- Berserk Button: Foil in Christmas Party 2012. He receives presents from Arms and Hog, and promptly loses his shit after its revealed that its the symbol from their live act and tickets to their own gig.
- Bilingual Bonus: The extra dialogue at the end of Ceoil agus Ól probably wouldnt have gotten past YouTubes filters if not for the fact that it was in Irish.
- Black Comedy: Hair Cut, An Irish Intervention, "Paper Bag Hats" and Green Living to name a few, but the real stand out has to be The Baby Head Clamp.
- Continuity Nod: Intended in Ceoil agus Ól 2, with the reference to the Ferrari, but Foil and Arms roles were unintentionally switched.
- Crossdresser: In Post Festival Make-Up Tutorial all three are decked out in make-up such as mascara, foundation and . . . Darth Maul face paint.
- Dirty Old Man: In Ceoil agus Ól Paul asks Michael does he have anything salach.
- Funny Foreigner: The German character in Never Take an Irish Person Literally.
- Happiness in Slavery: Bittles from "Paper Bag Hats" to ludicrous degrees. Simply loves being treated like shit.
- Henpecked Husband: Foil's character from "Ceoil agus Ól to Shile who's not above to employ a Groin Attack on her husband.
- In a World...: The premise of Movie Voice.
- It's All About Me: Pretty much the whole point of the "Narcissitic Song Collection".
- Kitschy Local Commercial: Hello, Im Matts Matterson from The Mat Warehouse. I own the company, and I also do the adverts. The target is probably "Mattress Mick", a Dublin mattress shop owner and self-declared "mattress pricefighter", but the premise is pretty understandable worldwide.
- One-Woman Wail: Male version with Arms in Border Control Live. Once Foil and Hog begin to mime a slow motion shootout, Arms starts belting out a pitch perfect mournful chant.
- Overreacting Airport Security: In Border Control Live resulting in a slow motion shootout.
- Raised Catholic: Played with in several videos featuring the priest character. Again, the experiences are pretty universal to an Irish audience - even viewers who aren't actually Catholic will probably relate to it.
- Rapid-Fire Comedy: In Two Bouncers on a Blind Date, composed entirely of stereotypical bouncer quotes.
- Scatting: At the end of most of their videos, to promote their tour Doomdah.
- Sketch Comedy: Obviously.
- Straight Man: Originally meant to be Foil, hence the nickname, but all three play the role at some point.
- Take a Number: Suffered by Hog in The Passport Office.