US COMEDIAN Josh Pray caused massive disappointment and, honestly, a bit of shame, in Ireland this week when he announced he would be stopping his videos on Ireland, blaming abuse he received from a number of Irish people.
In happier news, Josh yesterday made another video reassuring his fans in Ireland that he’s not going anywhere—and in fact was preparing to tour a live comedy show in several places in Ireland.
Josh captioned the video with “I’ll never leave you”, and called himself as “black Marty”, referring to the popular Irish sports commentator Marty Morrissey.
“A few nay-sayers were talking a little smack to me,” Josh told fans in the video. “They say I don’t deserve to go [to the All-Ireland match], I’m American, I don’t understand”.
But after his Tweet in which he said he was taking a break from posting about Ireland, his fans were quick to remind him of the love most of the island holds for him.
— joshpray (@_joshpray) September 12, 2019
“The support I got from 99.8% of Ireland was scary,” he said. “I probably received 1,800 messages in two days,”
He then revealed that he was getting abuse from Irish people again—though this time of a different nature.
“Have you ever been called an arsehole?! It hurts more than being called an asshole,” he said. “I received threats saying if you stop making videos we’re gonna come see you!”
The comedian revealed that he was planning to bring his comedy tour ‘Colorblind’ to Ireland and would be visiting counties Dublin, Kerry, Tipperary and Cork, with more dates likely to be added closer to the time.
“Your boy Josh Pray ain’t going nowhere!”