Paul Tylak

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Paul Tylak

Paul Tylak is an Irish writer, actor and comedian.[1]

Writing career[edit]


Like many Irish comedians of his generation, Paul Tylak got his first TV break on Nighthawks, a late night RTÉ arts, media, chat show in 1989, 1990 and 1991.

Stew is an Irish comedy sketch series, shown on RTÉ in 2004 and 2005. Tylak and Paul Woodfull wrote and performed in it. It won Best Entertainment Series at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2005 and at the Celtic Film & Television Festival in 2006.[2][3]

Tylak and Woodfull also contributed to This Is Ireland, a comedy sketch series about Ireland made for the BBC in 2004.[4]


Tylak wrote and co-starred in two radio shows, Hi, We're the Nualas on RTÉ, and The O'Show on BBC.

Performing career[edit]


In 2004–2005, Tylak played various characters in Stew, the RTÉ comedy sketch series which he wrote with Paul Woodfull.

In 2001, he appeared in the RTÉ soap opera Fair City, playing Ashti, a Kurdish refugee. As Tylak's father is Sri Lankan and his mother is Irish, he saw the role as an opportunity to challenge racial prejudices in Ireland.[5]

In 1997, he appeared with Joe Rooney in Messers [sic] Tylak and Rooney, a twelve-episode TV3 comedy travel series.

Tylak has appeared as Dr. Rashid in the Children's show Roy set in Ballyfermot with an animated central character.

In 2011, he provided the voice of Lovely Carrot, a security blanket in Chloe's Closet.

In 2016, he voiced Pek on Zig and Zag.


Tylak voiced Obesey in the animated film "All Creatures Big and Small".


Tylak is a stand-up comedian, and appears with the Dublin Comedy Improv Group.[6] In 2003 he appeared in the play Hurl, written by Charlie O'Neill.[7][8]


In 2009, Tylak joined the cast of Ballybraddan, an animated television programme on RTÉ which is about hurling. It was brought in the year of 125 years of the GAA. Tylak voices The Bantor who is the manager of the team he is called Bantor because on his tracksuit it says Bainisteoir Irish for manager and some of the letters have faded. He also voices Hawk the grandad of SOC and Aidan.


  1. ^ Friends For Life – Joe Rooney and Paul Tylak Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Sunday Tribune, 2 April 2006
  2. ^ Review of Stew, Village Magazine, 22 December 2005
  3. ^ Review of Stew Archived 22 April 2006 at the Wayback Machine. Emmanuel Kehoe, Sunday Business Post, 10 Oct 2004
  4. ^ Review of This is Ireland Mark Lewisohn, BBC Guide to Comedy, 2004
  5. ^ I hope my Fair City Character will Open People's Minds Deirdre O'Donovan, Sunday Mirror, 22 April 2001
  6. ^ Review of Dublin Comedy Improv Dublinks.Com, May 2006
  7. ^ Hurl at Irish Playography.Com Archived 1 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ McGee, Linda. "Review of Hurl". RTÉ, 2 October 2003.

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