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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.

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    Ardal O'Hanlon
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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: Republic of Ireland, Carrickmacross
    • 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 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: age 42
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Clondalkin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer
    • Credits: The Brendan Courtney Show
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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: age 64
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin
    • Profession: Comedian
    • Credits: Moondance
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    Brendan O'Carroll
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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: age 60
    • Birthplace: Finglas, Republic of Ireland
    • 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
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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: Republic of Ireland, Boyle, County Roscommon
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Thor: The Dark World, Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, The Boat That Rocked, Epic, + more
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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
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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: age 40
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor, Playwright
    • Credits: A Film with Me in It
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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: age 58
    • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: The Amazing Spider-Man, A Bug's Life, Ice Age, The Sandlot, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, + more
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    Dermot John Morgan was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international renown for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1952-1998)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Father Ted, The First Snow of Winter, The Live Mike
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    Seán Dermot Fintan O'Leary, Jr., better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a British-Irish television and radio presenter, best known for his current television and radio work with ITV and BBC Radio 2. O'Leary's radio career began when he worked as a disc jockey at Essex Radio, but he is best known for being ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Colchester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Disc jockey, Presenter
    • Credits: The X Factor (UK), The X Factor, Dancing on Ice, A League of Their Own, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, + more
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    Dylan Moran is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his sardonic observational comedy, the UK television sitcom Black Books, and his work with Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run. Moran also appeared as one of the two lead characters in the Irish black ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Navan, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books, Run Fatboy Run, Calvary, + more
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    Ed Byrne
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    Edward Cathal "Ed" Byrne is an Irish stand-up comedian, voice over artist and actor. He has presented television shows Uncut! Best Unseen Ads and Just for Laughs, and is a guest on television panel games. As an actor he played the title character in the ITV2 adaptation of the pantomime Aladdin.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Swords, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Mock the Week, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Are You Ready for Love?, Rat, The Comedy Annual, + more
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    Jason Byrne
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    Jason Byrne is an Irish comedian and radio host born in Ballinteer, Dublin. In August 2008, he made his twelfth Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Byrne currently presents a mid-morning radio show on Phantom FM as well as a comedy panel show called The Byrne Ultimatum on RTE Two. Many of his live routines ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Ballinteer
    • Profession: Comedian, Radio personality, Actor
    • Credits: The General, Killing Bono, Dark Ages, The Cream of Irish Comedy, Anonymous, + more
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    Joe Rooney
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    Joe Rooney is an Irish actor and comedian from Tuam, co. Galway. His best-known acting role at home and abroad is that of Father Damo in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. He features in one episode, series two's "The Old Grey Whistle Theft". More recently, Rooney has had a starring role in the RTÉ ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Jericho, Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll, Killinaskully, Lean On Me
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    Kyle Kinane
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    Kyle Christian Kinane is an American stand-up comedian from Addison, Illinois.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Funny People, Cheerleader Massacre 2, TripTank, The Comedy Garage
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    Mario Rosenstock

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    Mario Rosenstock
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    Mario Rosenstock is an Irish actor, comedian, impressionist and musician.more

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    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor
    • Credits: A Kingdom Once Again
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    Michael Smiley
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    Michael Smiley is a comic and actor from Northern Ireland currently living in London.more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Disc jockey
    • Credits: Shaun of the Dead, The World's End, Luther, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Kill List, + more
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    Neil Delamere

    Neil Delamere is an Irish comedian. He is a regular on Factbook and Next Week's News and is represented by Off the Kerb.more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Edenderry, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian
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    Oliver Callan

    Oliver Callan is an Irish vocal and performance satirist and impressionist known as the creator of Callan's Kicks, Nob Nation and for frequent appearances on the The Saturday Night Show. He rose to fame during the 2000s when his daily Nob Nation slots aired on RTÉ Radio. His Callan's Kicks creation on ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Inniskeen, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian
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    Pat Shortt
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    Pat Shortt is an Irish actor, comedian, writer and entertainer. His role in the 2007 film Garage led to him receiving the IFTA for Best Actor.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Thurles
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Entertainer
    • Credits: The Guard, Garage, Calvary, American Women, Song of the Sea, + more
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