Famous Irish Comedians

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 1 Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: March 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland

Aisling Bea is an Irish actor, screenwriter, and comedian who has been serving as a team captain on the popular British comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats since 2016. Apart from being a comedian and actor, Aisling Bea is also an activist; she campaigned successfully for the introduction of legal abortion and same-sex marriage legislation in Ireland.

 2 Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
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 3 Dave Allen

Dave Allen
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 10, 2005

 4 Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: April 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died: February 27, 2002

Spike Milligan was a British-Irish actor, writer, poet, comedian, and playwright. He is credited with co-creating and writing the popular radio comedy program, The Goon Show. His comic novel Puckoon has been adapted into a film and stage play. In August 1999, BBC conducted a poll, according to which Spike was voted the funniest person of the last millennium.

 5 Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Carroll
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Finglas, Dublin, Ireland

 6 Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness
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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: August 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England

 7 Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Navan, Ireland
Known for his signature disheveled hair and his love for cigarettes and wine, Dylan Moran started off as a stand-up comic, after being unemployed for a few years. At 24, he became the second-youngest recipient of the Perrier Comedy Award. He created the BAFTA-winning show Black Books.
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 8 Wilfrid Brambell

Wilfrid Brambell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 18, 1985
Wilfrid Brambell is best known for teaming up with Harry H, Corbett in the sitcom Steptoe and Son. Known for his love for alcohol, Brambell was also secretly gay and was arrested for getting intimate with a man in a toilet, as homosexuality was still illegal in Britain back then. 

 9 Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carndonagh, Ireland

 10 Eilish O Carroll

Eilish O Carroll
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 11 David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 12 Jim Norton

Jim Norton
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: January 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

 13 Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 14 Brendan Grace

Brendan Grace
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 11, 2019

 15 Frank Carson

Frank Carson
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: February 22, 2012

 16 Pat Shortt

Pat Shortt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland

 17 Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 18 Des Bishop

Des Bishop
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

 19 Al Porter

Al Porter
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland

 20 P. J. Gallagher

P. J. Gallagher
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 21 Niall Toibin

Niall Toibin
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cork (city) Cork, Ireland
Died: November 13, 2019

 22 Patricia Collinge

Patricia Collinge
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 20, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 10, 1974

 23 Neil Delamere

Neil Delamere
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Edenderry, Ireland

 24 Blindboy Boatclub

Blindboy Boatclub
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Famous As: Musician, TV Presenter
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland

 25 Chris Tordoff

Chris Tordoff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Leeds, England

 26 Bernard O'Shea

Bernard O'Shea
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Durrow, County Laois, Ireland

 27 Jimmy O'Dea

Jimmy O'Dea
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 7, 1965

 28 Jon Kenny

Jon Kenny
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: County Limerick, Ireland

 29 Risteárd Cooper

Risteárd Cooper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland

 30 Alison Spittle

Alison Spittle
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England

 31 Kevin McGahern

Kevin McGahern
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Lough Gowna, Ireland

 32 Maureen Potter

Maureen Potter
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: near Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 7, 2004

 33 Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1797
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kilmacthomas, Ireland
Died: March 17, 1841

 34 Ada Rehan

Ada Rehan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 9, 1916

 35 Cecil Sheridan

Cecil Sheridan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 4, 1980