Aprés Match's Gary Cooke reveals he got a warning from Bono's friends about mimicking the singer
You might not know the name Gary Cooke, but you certainly know who he is.
Cooke is one-third of the legendary Aprés Match sketch comedy troupe, most famous for his spot-on impersonation of Eamon Dunphy.
Not content with lampooning Ireland's best-known football pundit, Cooke also tries his hand at impersonating Bono from time to time... But he's been warned against it, he revealed to the Irish Sunday Mirror this weekend:
Speaking to the paper, he said:
“I remember some of Bono’s mates telling me my impression of Bono was not really good enough. And really, to steer clear, that I shouldn’t be doing it.
“His Praetorian Guard kinda threatened me, you know? In a kind of nuanced, humorous way.
“But I knew they were kind of, they were like best friends on the payroll. ‘You’re not allowed to say that’ – some people kind of see themselves as above it.”
The troupe have been parodying U2 for a long time, such as this sketch of their performance Live At The Olympia in 2001.
Clip via Conor Ryan.