Jason Byrne (comedian)

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Jason Byrne
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Byrne performing in So You Think You're Funny in 2008
Birth name Jason Byrne
Born (1972-02-25) 25 February 1972 (age 43)
Ballinteer, Dublin
Medium Television, Stand up
Nationality Irish
Years active 1995 - present
Genres Observational comedy, Surreal humour, Insult comedy
Influences Billy Connolly, Dermot Morgan, Eddie Murphy
Website Official website

Jason Byrne (/bɜrn/; 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 previously presented a mid-morning radio show on Phantom FM as well as a comedy panel show called The Byrne Ultimatum on RTE Two.

Many of Byrne's 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.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 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

Stand-Up shows[edit]

  • 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[2]




Stand-up DVDs[edit]

  • Out of the Box (20 November 2006)
  • Live - Cirque Du Byrne (19 November 2012)


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Cirque Du Byrne". Edfringe. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 

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