Colin Murphy (comedian)

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Colin Murphy
Birth name Colin Murphy
Born Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland
Nationality Irish
Notable works and roles The Blizzard of Odd, The Panel,"The Blame Game (BBC Northern Ireland)"

Colin Murphy is an Irish comedian. He was born in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland[1] and now lives in south Belfast. 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.

He has also acted in the film Divorcing Jack with Rachel Griffiths and David Thewlis.

Public appearances[edit]

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.

Television credits[edit]

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

Philanthropy[edit]

Murphy has done charity work for Plan Ireland, including making a film about work done by the charity.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ imdb
  2. ^ "Comedian Colin Murphy becomes part of it". Plan Ireland. Retrieved 24 September 2010.