I lived the dream at The Phil.
Promising newcomer John Lynn has been making waves in his native Ireland for some time, and is now busy building his reputation as a first-class International act.
With an easy-going charm and natural stage presence, John did very well, very quickly, and early in his career, was invited to join Irish superstar Tommy Tiernan as a special guest at Dublin’s famed Vicar St venue.
Encouraged by his early achievements, John decided to take the plunge, and gave up his day job as a secondary school teacher to pursue his dream of global stardom. He began training for the screen with the Irish Films Actors Studio, and began working full time both as an actor and stand-up.
Further cementing his status as a promising talent, he has been invited to perform at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs festival. He has also played in America, Europe and the Middle East, and is a regular at the Kilkenny Cats festival.
He is now a sought after performer at all the major clubs across the UK, and regularly plays The Comedy Store.
John is busy working on new material for a show at next year’s Edinburgh Festival as well as being in the process of completing his first novel, having gained acceptance to a coveted creative writing MA program.
He misses the children who abused him each and every day of his teaching career. Sometimes.
"THE RISING STAR OF IRISH COMEDY" Sunday Times
"ABSOLUTELY COMPELLING…AN EASY DELIVERY, THAT LIKE THE LATE, GREAT DAVE ALLEN, CAN EXPLODE WITH ANGRY EYEBALL POPPING INTENSITY. HUGELY ENTERTAINING...SHADES OF DYLAN MORAN, BUT STILL COMPLETELY JOHN LYNN" Chortle
"DELIGHTFUL...A LOVABLE ROGUE THAT COULD BE FORGIVEN ALMOST ANYTHING AND HAS THE KIND OF HIPPYISH CHARM THAT MIGHT EASILY MAKE HIM THE HERO OF A TV COMEDY" British Theatre Guide
"CRACKING COMEDY HAS A FINGER ON THE JITTERY PULSE OF OUR CASH STRAPPED AGE, WELL WORTH CATCHING" Daily Telegraph
"A CHARMING ROGUE WHO ENTERS SOME VERY DARK TERRITORY...UNASHAMEDLY FUNNY" Irish Daily Mail