I would like to book MC Hammer for my nephew's bar-mitzpha next month, yet I know he's so extremely popular with these kids nowadays that I don't know how much he'll cost. Do you have any idea what his going rate is, and if he's too pricey, do you have any other suggestions?
Paul K. Eisen, Westbury, CT
Sadly, the Irishman you speak of no longer performs. In fact, he shuns the very Irishness that made him a star. But pop culture has made many Irishmen or "MC's" hot. Try to win your nephew over with my favorite Irishman: MCguyver.