Maeve Higgins

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Maeve Higgins
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Born Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Medium Stand-up, television
Years active 2004–present
Genres Observational comedy, Sketch
Notable works and roles Naked Camera
Maeve Higgins' Fancy Vittles
Website MaeveHiggins.com

Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian from Cobh, County Cork, now based in New York. She was a principal actor/writer of the RTÉ production Naked Camera, as well for her own show Maeve Higgins' Fancy Vittles.[1] Her book of essays We Have A Good Time, Don't We? was published by Hachette in 2012. She writes regularly for The Irish Times and produces radio documentaries.[2] She previously appeared on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM.[3]

Career[edit]

Higgins started up in comedy in 2005 and has written and performed at many festivals and shows. She began her comedy career on national radio station Today FM after auditioning on The Ray D'Arcy Show in February 2004. She failed to win.[4]

In 2005, she took part in the hidden camera show Naked Camera with fellow comedian and friend PJ Gallagher. She landed her own television show, Maeve Higgins' Fancy Vittles, in 2009. Since 2010 she's occasionally been performing with Josie Long and Isy Suttie.

2006
2007
2008
  • ‘Ha Ha Yum’ with Claudia O’Doherty at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • ‘Kitten Brides’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • ‘I Can’t Sleep’, a children’s play written by David O'Doherty. Higgins performed this skit with O'Doherty at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.[5]
2009
  • ‘Kitten Brides’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • ‘I Can’t Sleep’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • ‘Kitten Brides’ at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival
2010
  • 'A Rare Sight' at the Brisbane Comedy Festival. Performed with Nick Coyle.
  • 'A Rare Sight' at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Performed with Nick Coyle.
  • 'A Rare Sight' at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Nick Coyle could not attend due to surgery on shoulder.
  • 'Personal Best' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Television[edit]

As herself[edit]

Acting work[edit]

  • 2005-2007 Naked Camera - Various characters
  • 2006 Magic - Chloe
  • 2010 "Moone Boy"

As writer[edit]

Radio[edit]

References[edit]

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