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Ed Byrne

Biography

Irish comedian, writer, and television presenter that has hosted and starred in several British isles television series, including Simply for Laughs, Mock the Week, as well as the Panel. He performed the type of Rob in the BBC tv pilot Reunited this year 2010. He started his comedy profession by beginning a comedy evening at an area pub. He was nominated for the esteemed Perrier Comedy Prize on the 1998 Edinburgh Celebration Fringe. He wedded Claire Walker in 2008. He was highlighted in the 2007 set of 100 Greatest Stand-Ups with Woody Allen .

Quick Facts


Full Name Ed Byrne
Date Of Birth April 16, 1972
Died February 26, 1988, Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Ireland
Profession Comedian
Education University of Strathclyde
Nationality Irish
Spouse Claire Walker
Children Magnus Byrne, Cosmo Byrne
Parents Jill Byrne, Eddie Byrne
Siblings Trish Byrne, Stephen Byrne, Paul Byrne
Nominations British Comedy Award for the Best Live Stand-Up
Movies Reunited, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Are You Ready for Love?, Perfect 10, Rat, The Adventures of Daniel, My Beast Friend
TV Shows Mock the Week, Volcano Live, Sam's Game, The Panel, The Cassidys, Head on Comedy, FHM Stand-Up Hero, The Comedy Annual
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Was introduced to his wife, Claire, by Dara O'Briain at the 2003 Edinburgh comedy festival when she was working as Dara's PR agent. Now, she is the PR agent for Ed.
2Is best friends with comedian Dara O'Briain who was also the best man at his wedding day.
3Studied Horticulture at Stratclyde University, Glasgow between 1991 and 1993.
4Started his stand up career in November 1993.
5His son was born December 29, 2010.
6He bought one of Prince's old purple Telecaster-style guitars for GBP£12,000 in June 2002.
7When he was five-years-old a classmate of his poked his left eye with a pencil which distorted the shape of his cornea
8He has two brothers and one sister.
9Moved to London in January 1994


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctors2004TV SeriesMickey Moran
The Cassidys2001TV SeriesBarry Cassidy
Sam's Game2001TV SeriesAlex
Aladdin2000TV MovieAladdin
Rat2000Rudolph
The Big Stage1999TV Series
Father Ted1996TV SeriesTeenager
Round Ireland with a Fridge2010Dylan Daley
The Fridge Interviews2010Video shortFridge 4 (voice)
The Adventures of Daniel2010TV MovieXantar / School Bully
Reunited2010TV MovieRob
My Beast Friend2010ShortEd
Don't Look at Me (I'm Ugly in the Morning)2008Producer
I Could Never Be Your Woman2007Delivery Boy
Are You Ready for Love?2006Luke Dyson
Zemanovaload2005John Davies
Street Cred Sudoku2005TV Series

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed Byrne: Crowd Pleaser2011Video documentary written by
Ed Byrne: Different Class2009Video
Just for Laughs2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ed Byrne: Pedantic and Whimsical2006Video documentary
Uncut! Best Unseen Ads2004TV Series
Sam's Game2001TV Series additional material
Comedy Lab1998TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed Byrne: Crowd Pleaser2011Video documentary executive producer
Ed Byrne: Different Class2009Video executive producer
Ed Byrne: Pedantic and Whimsical2006Video documentary executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aladdin2000TV Movie performer: "Now I've Found the One", "Having a Ball"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fridge Interviews2010Video short thanks
Dara O'Briain: Live at the Theatre Royal2006Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mock the Week2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
7 Days2015TV SeriesHimself - Team Member
Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Apprentice: You're Fired!2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Would I Lie to You?2014TV SeriesHimself
Was It Something I Said?2013TV SeriesHimself
All Star Mr & Mrs2013TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man2012TV SeriesHimself
Science Club2012TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Volcano Live2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Reporter
World's Most Dangerous Roads2012TV Series documentaryHimself
All Star Family Fortunes2012TV SeriesHimself
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself
Imagine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The One Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Ed Byrne: Crowd Pleaser2011Video documentaryHimself
Jack Dee Live at the Apollo2009-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Celebrity Chase2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Epic Win2011TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Pointless Celebrities2011TV SeriesHimself
Fern2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Loose Women2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
Three Men Go to Scotland2010TV Series documentaryHimself
A Night at the Classic2010TV SeriesHimself
First Time Voters' Question Time2010TV SeriesHimself
Davina McCall: A Comedy Roast2010TV MovieHimself
Question Time2010TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
The Bubble2010TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up Hero2010TV SeriesHimself
Mastermind2010TV SeriesHimself
Angela and Friends2009TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Ed Byrne: Different Class2009VideoHimself
Just for Laughs2009TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off2007-2008TV Series shortHimself
Batteries Not Included2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Argumental2008TV SeriesHimself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Edition2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Panel2005-2007TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The If.comedy Awards: A Comedy Cuts Special2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sideshow2007TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2007TV SeriesHimself
The Bigger Picture2006TV SeriesHimself
Ed Byrne: Pedantic and Whimsical2006Video documentaryHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night with Miriam2006TV SeriesHimself
Davina2006TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2006TV SeriesHimself
50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ultimate Sitcom2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Perfect Scary Movie2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Ed Bryne)
Comic Relief in da Bungalow2005TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Meteor Ireland Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Uncut! Best Unseen Ads2004TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV SeriesHimself
The World Stands Up2004TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Poker Club2004TV SeriesHimself
Hell's Kitchen2004TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHimself
The Pop Years2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Pure 242003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Glass House2003TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
It's Only TV... But I Like It2002TV SeriesHimself
Blankety Blank2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Kelly2002TV SeriesHimself
I Love Muppets2002TV SpecialHimself
Heroes of Comedy2002TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love Christmas2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
Head on Comedy2000TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2000TV SeriesHimself
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself
World Cup Comedy1999TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Café1999TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Lab1998TV SeriesHimself
Not a Lot of People Know That1998TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Store1998TV SeriesHimself
The Stand-Up Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Network1997TV SeriesHimself
Space Cadets1997TV SeriesHimself
Live at Jongleurs1997TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Big Big Talent Show1996TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mock the Week2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask2013TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008-2011TV SeriesHimself
Argumental2009TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show2007TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Angel Film AwardMonaco International Film FestivalBest Supporting ActorAre You Ready for Love? (2006)


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