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 wrote 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.

Higgins appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on March 20, 2015.

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
  • 'A Rare Sight' at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and 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]

As writer[edit]

Radio[edit]

"Assistance dog" controversy[edit]

Higgins received widespread criticism from disability campaigners when she revealed on March 30, 2018 on the Irish Late Late Show that she purchased a Service dog vest on Amazon and pretended that her pet dog was a service dog for a trans-Atlantic flight[7][8]. She subsequently apologized for her actions[9].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maeve Higgins". The Irish Times. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Valentines Bones". Documentary on One. RTÉ Radio 1. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  3. ^ "What would Maeve do?" Archived 10 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Hynes, Liadan (28 May 2006). "'Bridezilla' and the art of making people laugh". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  5. ^ "I Can't Sleep by David O'Doherty". Edinburgh Festival. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "'Wait Wait' For Sept. 8, 2018: With Not My Job Guest Jenny Han". Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!. NPR. September 8, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Hopkins, Jacqueline (April 5, 2018). "Anger as comedian Maeve Higgins claims 'assistance dog' for flight". Irish Examiner. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Walsh, Niamh (April 8, 2018). "RTÉ receives slew of complaints over Late Late Show Maeve Higgins interview". Evoke.ie. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  9. ^ Lanigan, Michael (April 8, 2018). "Maeve Higgins apologises after saying she faked a disability to bring her dog on a flight". Joe.ie. Retrieved August 15, 2018.

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