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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 of famous Irish comics and stand up comedians range from Graham Norton to Chris O'Dowd.

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 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: 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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#304 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#412 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#104 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#98 on Who Should be on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?

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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 ...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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#17 on Famous People Named Brendan

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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, ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin

Profession: Comedian

Credits: Moondance

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#89 on Famous People Named Brendan

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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: 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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#44 on Famous People Named Brendan

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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: 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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#41 on The Best Living English Actors

#20 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

#389 on The Funniest People of All Time

#22 on The Best Irish Actors Working Today

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Dara Ó Briain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from Ireland
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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, ...more

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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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#242 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#14 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#93 on Who Should be on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?

#3 on The Best British And Irish Comedians 2017

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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: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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 ...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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#119 on The Best Living American Actors

#609 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#156 on The Funniest People of All Time

#70 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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