Tommy Tiernan

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Multi-Award Winning Irish superstar comic Tommy Tiernan is an inspiring, fearless force of energy and one of the few comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey elevating the soul through rich, honest laughs. Tommy has an instinctive way of crafting words to bring his anecdotes vividly to life and make his jokes truly resonate.

Every Tiernan performance is a high intensity, high octane, no holds barred roller coaster ride as Tommy continues his constant interrogation of the big ideas – Sex, Religion, Family, through the lens of his quirks, personal demons and sense of outrage. His observations about life are offbeat and thoughtful but most importantly, he’s a tremendous storyteller. He will challenge, he will engage and he will definitely entertain. To spend time in this man’s company is an unmissable treat.

Tommy’s achievements are remarkable. To start, he has the highest selling DVD sales in Ireland; Cracked: Live at Vicar Street went straight to number 1 in the first week of release and has reached Four times Platinum Status. His Loose DVD went straight to number 1, as well, and reached Eight times Platinum Status. Jokerman: Tommy Tiernan in America not only reached Quadruple Platinum Status but received a nomination for an IFTA award.

When it comes to live ticket sales in Ireland, Tommy is second only to U2. The Bovinity Tour culminated in three sold out shows to a total audience of 12,000 in the Marquee Cork. No other artist, Irish or International, has ever managed to sell such an astounding number of tickets for three days in one city! With his Loose Tour he broke all Irish box-office records by selling out in venues across the country, including a staggering 166 dates in Dublin’s one-thousand-seat theatre, Vicar Street.

Not only has Tommy enjoyed success at home in Ireland and in the UK, but also in Canada and America. The Gala performance in the 2005 Just for Laughs Tour in Montreal saw two thousand Canadians on their feet crying out for more. In 2006 he headlined the first ever Irish gala at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and he has joined the Just for Laughs National Tours in 2007 and in 2009. Following in the footsteps of Eddie Izzard & Billy Connolly, Tommy was again invited back to perform a huge solo run at this year’s Festival.

Tommy’s tours continue in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland. Recently he performed at The Royal Albert Hall, and he completed his sell-out solo tour of Australia and New Zealand with his new show Crooked Man in April 2010, and brought the show to the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. He has also performed World Tours of Limerick, Cork, Sligo, Cavan, Louth and Monaghan.

Tommy has five children and is married to Yvonne. They live in Galway on the West coast of Ireland. He is available for corporate work in Ireland and across the UK.

Has a comic ferocity resembling that of Billy Connolly.


Tiernan confirms how good traditional stand-up can be.