As an observational stand up Ed Byrne is unrivalled. He has performed hit UK tours, solo runs Dublin’s Gaiety and Ambassador Theatres and has made his London West End debut in a 2 week run at The New Ambassadors Theatre. He has also developed huge success on the international circuit where he has performed to capacity audiences in Montreal (Just For Laughs festivals), Canada (Just For Laughs tours), Ireland, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Belgium and New Zealand. In the USA Ed has performed at US Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), plus top comedy clubs in New York and LA and has made 5 appearances on Late Night With Conan O’Brien (NBC).
For television Ed was in a Father Ted Christmas Special as a ‘grungy teenager’, the ITV/LWT Christmas Day Panto, Aladdin where he played Aladdin opposite Patsy Kensit. He was co-lead as Davina McColl’s flatmate ‘Alex’ in the ITV sitcom, Sam’s Game. Following this he played the lead role of Barry Cassidy for RTE’s The Cassidy’s (6 part sitcom). He has also featured in BBC’s Doctors as Mickey Moran a wheeling, dealing ducker and diver.
Ed has made numerous other appearances including presenting various shows such as his own 6 part series Ed Byrne’s Just For Laughs (4 series) for RTE, various voice overs and presenting to camera using Blue Screen, numerous panel, stand up and chat shows. Recently Ed has made some sparkling appearances on Mock The Week (numerous), 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Buzzcocks, Graham Norton’s Bigger Picture and Have I Got News For You.
On top of all of this Ed performs stand up at a huge amount of corporate events (hosting awards show or after dinner stand up) and can be heard as the voice of The Carphone Warehouse on both their radio and TV commercials.
In 2008 He has performed in Bermuda for Just For Laughs, Rome, Switzerland and Ireland. In August he returns to the Edinburgh Festival for the full 3 week run at Assembly Halls (10.15pm), followed by a UK and Ireland tour including a 5 week residency at Riverside Studios London 8 Sept-12 Oct. Ed has just filmed a half hour stand up special for Paramount Comedy Channel which will be transmitted later in the year. Ed is currently developing a radio show with Celador for BBC R2.
“Comic gold…Lovable.. You just stand up and cheer with everybody else” Independent
“Catch him before he’s swallowed up by global fame” The Guardian
“”Charming his way to the top” Express
“You’ll laugh so much that laughing will become more normal than breathing!” The Stage