Ireland is a country which has produced a lot of talent and success. There are many comedians from Ireland who have been particularly successful in both the small screen and on stage, with lots of these becoming household names. You can find comedians with these Irish gifts on tours around the country and you can guarantee at least one of these will become one of your firm favourites.
With a camp style and off the cuff wit, Graham Norton is adored by many as one of the best Irish comedians around. He has his own chat show called The Graham Norton Show, where he interviews celebrities from all walks of life and he is also the relatively new presenter of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking over from Terry Wogan. Graham has starred in a few films and has performed in comedy clubs across the country with stand-up routines which have wowed the vast crowds who always turn up to see him. He has picked up a variety of television awards and has even made it in the US with his own panel game show.
He made his name through the hit comedy series Black Books and has performed in a variety of festivals across the globe which has helped to make Dylan Moran one of the most famous Irish comedians around at the moment. He has also starred in several films and picked up a couple of awards for his work as the writer and performer of Black Books. Dylan’s style of comedy is dead pan and he uses a lot of observation humour in his stand-up comedy routines. He has picked up awards for both his stand up and for Black Books and has played to plenty of sell-out crowds.
Most famous for his role as Father Dougal McGuire in the hit TV series Father Ted, Ardal O’Hanlon is a highly successful Irish comedian who is well-known throughout Ireland and the UK. He has performed his stand-up routines to crowds across the country and has a lovable nature which people can’t help but warm to. Ardal has all appeared in a variety of TV programmes, most notably is the TV series My Hero where he played one of the lead characters for around 5 years. He has also made appearances in Doctor Who and Skins.
Dara O’Briain is rarely off our screen these days and his stand up DVD’s make the perfect Irish gifts to impress a loved one. Dara has starred in all kinds of television programmes, including Mock the Week, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Have I Got News For You. He has a huge following of fans and his shows never fail to pull in vast audience figures. A likeable, friendly character, Dara is set to have a comedy career which is likely to go on for many years to come.
An Irish comedian who has enjoyed success as a stand-up performer and has appeared on stage with other popular comedians, Tommy also had a part in the hit TV show, Father Ted. Tommy’s style of comedy has created a lot of controversy over the years, including remarks he made regarding individuals with down’s syndrome and the holocaust. In the same vain as comedians such as Frankie Boyle, Tommy stays adamant that he doesn’t mean to cause any hurt with his jokes, it is simply his style of stand up. Tommy may be unknown to many people but he is widely known in the Irish comedy circuit and his name is becoming increasingly recognisable throughout the country.
Gem Wilson is a writer who knows that comedy DVD’s along with hand crafted Irish gifts, are the perfect way to treat someone you love on any occasion. If your loved one has a favourite Irish comedian, then why not find their DVD or even gig tickets to give as a gift.