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An Beal Bocht Cafe
Bronx, NY

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"he's an unfailingly affable raconteur It's all fascinating stuff" -The New Yorker

A comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a New York City yellow taxi, Off The Meter is a pithy social commentary from New Yorks most recognizable cab driver about life spent behind the wheel.  John McDonagh, veteran radio host, has condensed thirty-plus years of activism, reality show antics and observation into a love song to the city that never sleeps.

John McDonagh is a playwright, cab driver, comic and political activist. Off The Meter represents the culmination of a thirty-five year career of driving a yellow cab while trying to make a difference in the world. He is currently producer and host of Radio Free Eireann and Talk Mac, We and Thee with Malachy McCourt and Corey Kilgannon, weekly radio shows heard on Pacifica station WBAI, New York.  John began his career as a NYC Yellow cab driver after serving in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He has been writing and performing at Carolines, the Comic Strip, the Huntington Cinema Arts Center, NY Society for Ethical Culture, the Puffin Room SOHO, and  Rocky Sullivans pub among others.  John is an active member of Irish American Writers and Artists.   As a political activist, John was a monitor in the Nicaraguan elections in 1990, organized Cabbies Against Bush campaign in NYC during the 2004 republican convention, was editor of the Irish People newspaper, hosted an Irish radio show in Perth, Australia, works with Veterans for peace, and is the go-to voice of Irish American activism.  John was featured in the BBC program Steven Fry in America.

  An Beal Bocht Cafe
445 West 238th Street
Bronx, NY 10463
United States
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First: Thursday Feb 08, 2018 8:00 PM
Last: Sunday Feb 11, 2018 2:00 PM



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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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