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About Ed Byrne

As an observational stand-up, Ed Byrne is unrivalled. He has performed hit UK tours, solo runs at Dublin's Gaiety and Ambassador Theatres and 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).

To date his films include, "RAT" (Universal Films (UK)), a cameo in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (Universal), a co-lead role in "Are You Ready For Love" (Carnaby Films) and the lead role in "Zemanovaload."

Ed has made numerous television appearances including presenting various shows such as his own 6 part series "Ed Byrne's Just For Laughs" (4... Read More »

As an observational stand-up, Ed Byrne is unrivalled. He has performed hit UK tours, solo runs at Dublin's Gaiety and Ambassador Theatres and 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).

To date his films include, "RAT" (Universal Films (UK)), a cameo in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (Universal), a co-lead role in "Are You Ready For Love" (Carnaby Films) and the lead role in "Zemanovaload."

Ed has made numerous television appearances including presenting various shows such as his own 6 part series "Ed Byrne's Just For Laughs" (4 series) for RTE. Recently Ed has made sparkling and numerous appearances on "Mock The Week," "8 Out Of 10 Cats," "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," "Graham Norton's Bigger Picture" and "Have I Got News For You."

Also for television Ed was in a Father Ted Christmas Special as a "grungy teenager" and 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.

Ed's theatre work has included the lead role in Brian McAvera's (Picasso's Women) "Kings Of The Road" which played Edinburgh Festival for the full 3 week run in 2004 before transferring to Dublin's Ambassador's Theatre for 3 weeks after a short run at Greenwich Festival and Winchester Theatre Royal.

In July 2006 Ed was given the enormous honor of hosting the 2006 Just For Laughs Festival (Montreal) Irish Gala at the St Denis Theatre. Following this, Ed performed his latest show, "Standing Up & Falling Down" at the Edinburgh Festival where he was the biggest selling comedy show. He then followed this up with a promotional tour for his stand up DVD, "Pedantic & Whimsical" (Warner Vision).

February 2007 saw Ed perform a hugely successful residency with "Standing Up & Falling Down" at Riverside Studios, London, performing the same show at the Melbourne and New Zealand comedy festivals to capacity audiences in April and May of that year. In 2008 Ed performed in Bermuda for Just For Laughs, Rome, France, Switzerland and Ireland. In August he returned to the Edinburgh Festival with a brand new show for a 3 1/2 week run at one of Edinburgh's biggest venues, The Assembly Hall, followed by a 5 week residency at Riverside Studios London. Since the Edinburgh Fringe last year, his highly successful and critically acclaimed show "Different Class" toured the UK, Canada and New Zealand for six months.

Ed recently 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 Radio 2. Also coming up in 2009 are more episodes of "Mock the Week," continued touring in the autumn and appearances at various UK festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and Camp Bestival. He hopes to spend the summer climbing mountains in Scotland.