P. J. Gallagher (comedian)

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P. J. Gallagher
PJ Gallagher 2014.jpg
Gallagher performing in 2014 at a local pub
Paul Joseph Gallagher

(1975-04-18) 18 April 1975 (age 44)
EducationSt Paul's College, Raheny, Dublin
Elaine Stewart (m. 2013)

P. J. Gallagher (born 18 April 1975) is an Irish stand-up comedian and actor, perhaps better known from his television show Naked Camera.[1] His various characters in the programme include a mentally unstable taxi driver, ladies' man Jake Stevens and a "Dirty Auld One", an old woman who makes sexual comments.

Early life and career[edit]

Gallagher was born on 18 April 1975 (1975-04-18) in Dublin, Ireland. He is an alumnus of St Paul's College, Raheny. In June 2013 (2013-06), Gallagher married Elaine Stewart who was his long-term girlfriend, they are believed to have separated in 2016.[2] He is also friends with fellow comedian Jason Byrne, and he has worked on BBC's The I Hate Show.[3] Gallagher is also a motorbike racer. He has revealed he has reactive arthritis. Gallagher is a lifelong fan of Shamrock Rovers.[4]

He participated in season 4 of Celebrity Bainisteoir managing St Patrick's GAA Club Donabate, Dublin.[5]

He was in Meet Your Neighbours, when RTÉ put him on RTÉ One.[6]

He now presents P. J. and McCabe in the Morning with Jim McCabe on Classic Hits 4FM.

Starting from 21 October 2015, P.J. also presents Dubland with Suzanne Kane.[7] The podcast has been successful reaching number 1 on the iTunes Irish comedy chart.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Hamlet Gravedigger
2006 Mebollox Patsy Short
2016 The Young Offenders Ray the Drug Dealer


Title Year Role Network Notes Ref(s)
Podge and Rodge. A Scare at Bedtime 2005 Taxi Driver RTÉ Two 1 episode
Naked Camera 2005–2007 Various Lead
Also Writer
The Podge and Rodge Show 2006 Himself 1 episode
Podge and Rodge's Stickit Inn 2009 RTÉ Two
Meet Your Neighbours 2011 Various RTÉ One Also Writer
Celebrity Bainisteoir Himself Season 4 [9]
Trojan Donkey 2013 Jumperman
Next Week's News 2014 Team Captain
The Young Offenders 2018–present Principal Barry Walsh RTÉ2
BBC Three
5 episodes [10]


  1. ^ Lisa Richards Comedy - PJ Gallagher Archived 4 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "We've just got married and my new wife has already done a runner - Herald.ie". Herald.ie. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ RTÉ Two: The Cafe
  4. ^ Kelly, Fiach (4 January 2008). "Comedian reveals how he tracked birth parents to solve family health mystery". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
  5. ^ "RTÉ's Celebrity Bainisteoirs announced" Archived 17 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. RTÉ Ten. 15 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Meet Your Neighbours". RTÉ Television. Retrieved on 25 December 2011.
  7. ^ "DUBLAND The Podcast by Suzanne Kane & PJ Gallgher on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/terrestrial-tv-ireland-dead-says-pj-gallagher-star-naked-camera-young-offenders-588276
  9. ^ "RTÉ's Celebrity Bainisteoirs announced" Archived 17 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. RTÉ Ten. 15 July 2011.
  10. ^ https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0208/939376-gallagher-delighted-with-young-offenders-switch-up/