Ireland and its people are renowned for enjoying a laugh and a good time. So it is not surprising that the country has produced so many top class comedians throughout the years.One-liners, storytelling, observational comedy, whacky characters and comical songs…Irish comedians are masters at it all. There is a great range of talents amongst the country’s funnymen and women and whatever your tastes, you are sure to find someone that will have you splitting your sides.
Click on any of the links below to watch videos of these famous Irish comedians doing what they do best.
A huge star in Ireland, Britain and Australia throughout the 1960s and 1970s. A master at storytelling and had his audiences hanging on his every word.
Winner of the Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012.
Irish American star famous for his humourous observations on Irish behaviour.
Dubliner who gave up his place at university to chase his dream of becoming a professional comedian.
Former British soldier made himself a star with his quick wit and warm personality.
Blogger, vlogger and YouTube superstar.
Legendary comedy duo from Limerick. Exaggerated versions of quirky characters from everyday life.
University friends who have gone from YouTube to sell-out tours.
Musician, actor, writer and comic. Famed for his razor sharp wit and character performances.
Writer, actor and comedian who was the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Perrier Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The ‘King of the Panel Show’ and self-confessed ‘science geek’.
Musical funnyman from Dublin has become a worldwide star since breaking on to the comedy scene in 1999.
One of Ireland’s favourite sons and comedy legend.
A legend of the comedy scene in Dublin. The ‘King of Blarney’ was especially popular with tourists visiting the city.
Series of animated YouTube videos of wild animals encountering everyday experiences, all in Irish accents.
Veteran comedian who has worked all over the world. Known as a master of the Irish joke.
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