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 45)
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.[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 Cork, 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.[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 PJ and Jim in the Morning with Jim McCabe on Classic Hits.

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


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 2018–2020 Principal Barry Walsh RTÉ2
BBC Three
11 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 www.rte.ie[dead link]
  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. ^ "Terrestrial TV in Ireland is dead," says PJ Gallagher, star of Naked Camera and The Young Offenders www.joe.ie, accessed 23 November 2020
  9. ^ "RTÉ's Celebrity Bainisteoirs announced" Archived 17 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. RTÉ Ten. 15 July 2011.
  10. ^ Gallagher delighted with Young Offenders switch-up 9 February 2018 www.rte.ie, accessed 23 November 2020