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Jason Byrne

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About

Dublin comedian renowned for energetic and imaginative stand-up

Irish comedian Jason Byrne has earned a reputation for upbeat, energetic comedy shows with a liberal use of props and mostly willing audience participation.

Raised in Ballinteer in Dublin, Byrne made his big break in stand-up in 1996 when he was a runner-up to fellow countryman Tommy Tiernan in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s So You Think You’re Funny competition. He followed that up with a nomination for Perrier’s Best Newcomer Award in 1998. Another Perrier nomination followed in 2001 for his self-titled stand-up show.

In between regular touring, Byrne has appeared in Father Ted (refereeing the annual priest’s 5-a-side game), acclaimed Irish crime dramas I Went Down and The General and as a host on Ireland’s Got Talent. He also wrote the children’s book The Accidental Adventures Of Onion O’Brien, inspired by a childhood encounter with an elephant.

In 2021, Jason Byrne announced his Audience Precipitation tour, set to bring “a light drizzle of audience participation” to venues all around the UK from September 2021.