Jason Byrne (comedian)
Byrne performing in So You Think You're Funny in 2008
|Birth name||Jason Byrne|
25 February 1972 |
|Medium||Television, Stand up|
|Years active||1995 - present|
|Genres||Observational comedy, Surreal humour, Insult comedy|
|Influences||Billy Connolly, Dermot Morgan, Eddie Murphy|
Jason Byrne (born 25 February 1972) is an Irish comedian and radio host born in Ballinteer, Dublin. In August 2008, he made his twelfth Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Byrne currently presents a mid-morning radio show on Phantom FM as well as a comedy panel show called The Byrne Ultimatum on RTE Two. Many of his live routines involve audience participation, and the subsequent humiliation of those audience members by placing them in awkward and stressful situations. He has spoken about his own difficulties dealing with his nose, which he considers "bent" and would like to replace with a "better" one.
Awards and nominations
Byrne has won no significant comedy awards despite being involved in the business for almost two decades.
- Finalist in So You Think You're Funny in 1996
- Nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 1998
- Nominated for the Perrier Award in 2001 for his show entitled " Jason Byrne ".
- Forth One Fringe Award in 2004 at the Edinburgh Festival
- 2001 - Jason Byrne (Perrier Nominee)
- 2003 - Jason Byrne Hates...
- 2003 - Jason Byrne
- 2004 - Jason Byrne: That’s Not a Badger
- 2005 - The Lovely Goat Show
- 2006 - Sheep for Feet and Rams for Hands
- 2007 - Afterhours
- 2008 - Cats Under Mats, Having Chats with Bats
- 2009 - The Byrne Supremacy
- 2010 - Jason Byrne 2010
- 2011 - Cirque Du Byrne
Jason Bryne LIVE in Dublin Out Of The Box
- 35 Aside (Football Hooligan) (1996)
- Father Ted (Referee) (1998)
- Comedy Lab (Jason Byrne Is Twiggy No Branch) (1999)
- Dark Ages (Arland) (1999)
- Separation Anxiety (Waiter) (2002)
- Paddy Muck (2005)
- Emily's Song (Robert) (2006)
- Comedy Cuts (2007)
- Dick & Dom's Funny Business (Special Guest) (2011)
- The Comedy Annual (2011)
- Melbourne Comedy Festival Great Debate 2011 (2011)
- Live at the Apollo (Series 7, Episode 1) (2011)
- The Matt Lucas Awards (2013)
- Father Figure (2013)
- I Went Down (Cork Man No. 2) (1997)
- The General (Reporter 2) (1998)
- Alice in Wonderland (Pat the Gardener) (1999)
- Killing Bono (Hotel Receptionist) (2011)
- Out Of The Box (20 November 2006)
- Live - Cirque Du Byrne (19 November 2012)
- Greenstreet, Rosanna (16 November 2012). "Jason Byrne: 'My guiltiest pleasure? Popcorn with cheese and onion crisps and an Aero'". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Cirque Du Byrne". Edfringe. Retrieved July 03, 2011.