Irish people, by nature, are known for their witty sense of humour. Here’s a list of ten Irish comedians you need to keep an eye on.
An Irish sense of humour is one of the best in the world. We have many celebrated comedians, and we are well known worldwide for our cheeky wit.
We’re reasonably well known on the international comedy circuit, from Tommy Tiernan and David O’Doherty to Joanne McNally and Alison Spittle.
But what of the more minor, up-and-coming talent? Read on to find out some of the best Irish comedians you need to keep an eye on.
10. Robbie Wild − fresh on the scene
Robbie Wild is a new kid on the block, and he’s taken to the scene like a duck to water. His deadpan humour and delivery showcase the beauty of Irish wit.
We can’t wait to see more from him. He’s one to look out for.
9. Justine Stafford − one to check out
With over 75,000 followers across social media accounts, Justine Stafford is hands down one of the Irish comedians you need to keep an eye on.
As well as hilarious sketch videos, she does some tremendous live stand-up comedy, having previously ranked in RTEs Stand Up and Be Funny competition.
8. Johnny Candon − crowds love him
Candon has performed worldwide with his funny antics, delighting audiences wherever he goes. He is certainly one not to be missed.
Having supported the likes of Ricky Gervais, it’s no surprise that he’s one of the Irish comedians you need to keep an eye on.
7. Allie O’Rourke − uses comedy to access difficult emotions
Allie O’Rourke is a stellar comedian who recently co-wrote and starred in the award-winning short film Punch Line.
O’Rourke is also the co-founder of Hysteria Comedy, an alternative comedy club night based in Dublin. This trans comedian isn’t letting anything hold her back, and it pays off. She’s gas.
6. Martin Angolo − incredibly accomplished
Angolo is an award-winning comedian who has performed in sold-out shows across Ireland, the UK, and America.
He’s supported the likes of Aziz Ansari and David O’Doherty. He’s also written comedy for the BBC and has featured on The Deirdre O’Kane Show. Angolo is flying the Irish flag high for us wherever he goes; go on!
5. Emma Doran − bonafide funny woman
If you listen to the Strawberry Alarm Clock on FM104, you may be familiar with Emma Doran. She makes some of the most gas sketch videos going.
What else, you ask? Well, she’s also performed in some of Ireland’s most prominent venues, not excluding the 3arena, Vicar Street in Dublin 8, and the Olympia Theatre. She’s definitely one of the Irish comedians you need to keep an eye on.
4. Emily Ashmore − bright future ahead
At only 22-years-old, Emily Ashmore is taking the Irish comedy scene by storm.
Anyone who has seen her can agree that this woman is paving her way towards a very bright future for herself. We can’t wait to see what lies ahead for her.
3. Michael Sable − active across all platforms
Ok, so Michael Sable is actually an American comedian. However, he lives and is very active in Dublin. He is active across TikTok, YouTube and Instagram, not to mention performing live in comedy clubs all over Dublin.
He is the mad scientist behind Crash & Burn Comedy, Dublin’s hottest new (and free) stand up comedy night, running in Sin E on Thursday nights.
2. MOB Theatre − the cool aunt and uncle of comedy
MOB Theatre is the brainchild of funny friends Stephen Bradley and Erin McGathy. MOB hosts regular comedy improv classes to nurture budding funny folk.
Also, they also host weekly comedy improv shows downstairs in WigWam, which is due to start back soon. Follow them on their socials to find out about upcoming shows and classes.
1. John Spillane − the maddest man on the Irish scene
Of course, John Spillane is topping the list of Irish comedians you need to keep an eye on. Spillane is a committed and chaotic comedian who has performed across Ireland and Europe.
His comedy has been featured on RTE, Comedy Central, and WWE Wrestlemania. He has the comedy world in a camel clutch, and we are indeed very humble.