Genial white-haired Irishman Caimh (pronounced 'Queeve') McDonnell has quickly established himself as one of the circuit's most amiable and friendly acts. Equally at home performing a set or compering, Caimh is a regular at most major UK venues, and his gentle yet incisive humour makes any audience feel involved whilst playing with their expectations - sucking them in with his chatty, playful stage presence before metaphorically slapping them in the face with an unexpected punchline.
Caimh is to make his Edinburgh Festival debut in 2005, with his solo show 'Futureshock'. He will also appear as one fourth of the sketch group 'The Art Of Conversation" (with Hal Cruttenden, Zoe Lyons and Paddy Lennox).
Although rarely seen on the screen or on the air, Caimh is much in demand as a writer - from cult animated satire 2DTV (ITV) to his own childrens' sitcom currently in development. He has also written for the BBC ('The Crust'), Channel 4 ('Don't Worry') and RTE Radio ('Dead Air', nominated for the PJ O'Connor Award for New Radio Drama),
Regular work includes: Comedy Store, Off The Kerb, Creased Up Comedy, Screaming Blue Murder, CK Productions; Banana Cabaret, Red Rose, Hampstead Comedy, Covent Garden Comedy, East Dulwich Comedy; Krater, Jesters, Barnstormers, Rawhide, Frog & Bucket, Funny Bones, Hyena Café, The Stand, Glee Clubs, Just The Tonic plus many more…
Caimh has also appeared overseas in France, Germany, Ireland and the Middle East.
"a standout act" - Daily Telegraph
"blessed with natural charm" - BBC
"superb" - Manchester Evening News
"chatty, charming and loveable" - ents24.com
"downright hilarious … laid back and relaxed humour" - Last Laugh Comedy