Ardal O’Hanlon is one of Ireland’s favourite sons. He was raised in Co Monaghan and showed an interest in comedy from a young age.
O’Hanlon co-founded the International Comedy Cellar in Dublin, and also won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition in 1994.
He then played Father Dougal Maguire in the hilarious 1990s comedy Father Ted. He also starred as an alien with super-powers who wanted to fit into human society in the BBC comedy My Hero.
O’Hanlon has continued to perform stand-up comedy throughout his career. Watch some of his funniest routines below.