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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.

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. 
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

Age: 51

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 ...more

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 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

Age: 66

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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

Age: 61

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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