Colin Murphy (comedian)
|Birth name||Colin Alexander Murphy|
|Born||Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland|
|Notable works and roles||The Blizzard of Odd, The Panel|
Colin Murphy is an Irish comedian. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and now lives in the south of the city. He is best known for his television work hosting and co-writing The Blizzard of Odd, The Unbelievable Truth, and as resident panelist on The Panel for RTÉ and The Blame Game for BBC Northern Ireland.
Murphy mainly tours in Ireland and usually hosts the comedy show in The Empire Bar, Belfast. He occasionally appears at other venues in the UK and has performed at Edinburgh Fringe, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and Just for Laughs. He is host in the Queen's comedy club, in the Mandella Hall of the Queen's Students' Union.
Murphy has appeared on the following BBC programmes:
- Elvis Has Left the Building
- This Is Ireland
- All New Comedy Store (Five & Paramount)
- Comic Asides 2
- Hey Hey It’s Saturday (Channel 7 Australia)
- The Stand Up Show
- Don't Shoot the Messenger
- The Return of the Empire
- Something for the Weekend
- Eureka Street
- Big Bad World
- People Like Us
- I Fought the Law
- Colin Murphy's Paper Chase
- Colin Murphy's Great Unanswered Questions
Murphy has done charity work for Plan Ireland, including making a film about work done by the charity.