Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan

Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan has repeatedly broken all Irish box office records by selling out in venues across the country including current record of 150 dates in Dublin's one thousand seat theatre, Vicar Street and a hugely succesful performance in front of 4,500 people in The Marquee in Cork. Tommy began his stand-up career in Galway's GPO and Dublin's Comedy Cellar before winning the 'So You Think You're Funny' UK Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Soon that same hallowed comedy ground saw him win a 'Perrier Award' win in Edinburgh, as well as a 'British Comedy Award' for ...

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Updated August 31, 2010
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Full Biography

Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan has repeatedly broken all Irish box office records by selling out in venues across the country including current record of 150 dates in Dublin's one thousand seat theatre, Vicar Street and a hugely succesful performance in front of 4,500 people in The Marquee in Cork.


Tommy began his stand-up career in Galway's GPO and Dublin's Comedy Cellar before winning the 'So You Think You're Funny' UK Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Soon that same hallowed comedy ground saw him win a 'Perrier Award' win in Edinburgh, as well as a 'British Comedy Award' for 'Best Stand Up' and a 'Nokia Best Of The Fest Award'.


Although the subjects of his material are pretty standard for an Irish comedian - sex, religion and the family - Tommy's brutal honesty means he is always ready to push the boundaries, and this has resulted in twice being accused of blasphemy in the Irish Senate!


He's also one to go the extra mile for his profession - sometimes literally - when he finished one tour finished with a six-week 650 mile walk across Ireland, performing shows in small regional theatres for an Irish TV show called 'Supertramp'.


Recently Tommy has been focusing his energy on America and Canada, completing two performances on The Letterman Show, a three-week run at UCLA, a six-week run in New York, a six-week tour of Canada, 2 Just for Laughs Galas, numerous American club dates including Philadelphia, Washington, Omaha and Texas.


He also filmed his first US TV Special Something Mental which was broadcast on our US sister channel Comedy Central to an audience of over 2 million viewers.


In his 2008 record breaking outrageous Irish tour Bovinity, Tommy played to more than 120,000 people from Letterkenny to Killarney, including an incredible 56 nights in Vicar St in Dublin. The tour culminated in three sold-out shows in the Marquee in Cork.


In 2009 Tommy passed another milestone, setting a new world record for the longest solo stand-up show, after performing for just over 36 hours. He took to the stage of Nuns Island in Galway at 3pm on Good Friday afternoon, and ended at 3.15am on Easter Sunday.


After the show, he said: "Towards the end I didn't think I was going to make it, but there was such good support from the audience. After about 30 hours I was finding it pretty hard to string a sentence together. I'm a bit busted after it all." Read more about this record-breaking event here.