Famous Comedians from Ireland

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List of notable or famous comedians from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Ireland and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from Ireland is included when available.

List people range from Denis Leary to Jimmy Carr.

This historic comedians from Ireland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Irish comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Ireland?" These prominent comedians of Ireland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Irish comedians.

Use this list of renowned Irish comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (24 items)
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    Ardal O'Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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    Ardal O'Hanlon is an Irish comedian and actor. He played Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted and George Sunday in My Hero. more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Carrickmacross, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Father Ted, My Hero, Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll, Blessed, Robbie the Reindeer, + more
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    Brendan Courtney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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    Brendan Courtney is an Irish television presenter and fashion stylist, the first openly gay presenter in Ireland. He has hosted Wanderlust on RTÉ Two, The Brendan Courtney Show on TV3, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV2, Blind Date on ITV2, Love Match on ITV1, Look of Love on ITV1, The Clothes ...more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Clondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer
    • Credits: The Brendan Courtney Show
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    Brendan Grace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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    Brendan Grace is an Irish comedian and singer. He is known for his comedy schoolboy character "Bottler", the role of Murphy in the 1995 movie Moondance, and his 1996 appearance in the Irish TV sitcom Father Ted as Father Fintan Stack. His 1975 song, "Combine Harvester", hit number one in Ireland, and ...more

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    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin
    • Profession: Comedian
    • Credits: Moondance
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    Brendan O'Carroll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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    Brendan O'Carroll is an Irish writer, producer, comedian, actor, and director. He is best known for portraying foul-mouthed matriarch Agnes Brown in the BBC television sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys. more

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    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Finglas
    • Profession: Comedian, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Angela's Ashes, Mrs. Brown's Boys, The Van, The Fattest Man in Britain, Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie, + more
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    Chris O'Dowd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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    Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. He has appeared in several films, including Gulliver's Travels, Bridesmaids and This Is 40. O'Dowd created and is currently starring in the Sky 1 television series ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Calvary, St. Vincent, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, Bridesmaids
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    Dara Ó Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter, noted for hosting topical panel shows such as The Panel, Mock the Week, Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums and The Apprentice: You're Fired!. He has also featured on Don't Feed the Gondolas, Three Men in a Boat, Have I Got News for You, QI, ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Bray, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Live Floor Show, + more
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    David O'Doherty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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    David Nicholas O'Doherty is a Perrier Award winning Irish comedian, author, musician, actor and playwright. His stand-up has won many international awards including the if.comedy award in 2008 and Best International Comedian at the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival. O'Doherty has written several books, ...more

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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor, Playwright
    • Credits: A Film with Me in It
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    Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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    Denis Colin Leary is an actor and comedian. He was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, most recently as Captain George Stacy in Marc Webb's 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and the voice of Diego ...more

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    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Two If by Sea, Rescue Me, Ice Age, The Amazing Spider-Man
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