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Brendan Dempsey

One of a handful of acts invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs in Montreal, Brendan’s festivalled Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide, Kansas, Finland and The Cat Laughs in Kilkenny. He’s played throughout Europe, across America, in Botswana & South Africa, and was the first comedian to perform in Qingdao China. He continues to gig all over the UK, in the far and middle east, in a variety of venues from the Comedy Store London, to Llyss Meddyg in Pembrokeshire, entertaining as many as 2,500 at the Lyceum Theatre for Bill Bailey’s SOS Charity benefit, and as few as 32 in Bingley Yorkshire.

Your children may recognize him from the BAFTA award winning* comedy-drama The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury, Your Grand/parents could remember him from the OAP cult hit comedy Waking Ned (Devine – US, AUS). You yourself might have seen him About Adam, briefly in Gangs of New York, or possibly one Christmas over the years in the Father Ted Xmas special. Maybe you spotted him performing his stand up on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, or RTE (Just for Laughs), or during the last two series of The Comedy Store on Comedy Central (formerly Paramount). If not you’ll soon have further chances when Perriers Bounty is released later this year, or in Round Ireland with a Fridge next. Most recently he was working back in Ireland with Ardal O’ Hanlon in his new sitcom Val Falvey T.D.

Brendan’s starred with Christan Slater in both record breaking West End Runs of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and is currently developing a comedy drama and a sitcom for television. Awarded a REMI for his directorial debut Barking Mad at the Houston Worldfest, Brendan worked as a writer/performer on seven different radio series for RTE.

"His sharp Genial wit should see his solo stand up career take off in the next year." - THE HERALD

"…something of a revelation.… side-splitting scorn... extremely funny.… Dempsey is a name that could be up in lights soon." - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

"Comic Gold. One of the best written shows on the fringe." - EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS