Comedian, bestselling author and broadcaster, from the small Co. Cork village of Dripsey, Colm O’Regan has stood up and made people laugh all over the world.
Colm’s has written three bestselling funny books about Ireland as seen through the prism of the formidable figure of the Irish Mother -the Books of Irish Mammies (Available here at Amazon)
They sprang from the equally successful @irishmammies twitter account which Colm authors. Set up in early 2012, the account has more than 160000 followers making it one of the top 40 accounts in Ireland.
His comedy festival appearances include the prestigious invite only Montreal Just For Laughs, the Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Electric Picnic and many, many more. He has played all over Ireland and the UK and even as far away as Cape Town, Tokyo and Osaka and appeared on The Late Late Show.
Colm has a long and growing list of TV and Radio writing and performing credits.
Comedy Central – The World Stands Up
RTE – The Only Viking In The Village – scriptwriter (IFTA award winner)
Today Programme – Panellist
2Tube – Interviewed
Craig Doyle Show – Panellist
Late Late Show – Comedy Performance
Lucy Kennedy Show – Panellist
BBC World Service – Weekly Radio Column for In The Balance (Wincott Award Winner 2011 Best coverage of current affairs)
Business Daily – Radio Columnist
Newshour – Contributor
World Business Report – Contributor
BBC Radio 5 – Live, Contributor
BBC Radio 4 – Today Programme, You and Yours, The World Tonight – Contributor
RTE Radio 1 – Weekend On One, John Murray Show 2nd Republic (comedy scriptwriter) The Mooney Show (live standup)
2FM Dave Fanning Show – contributor
Newstalk 106FM – Contributor
Colm runs a monthly comedy night – Inn Jokes at the Patriot’s Inn in Kilmainham which has been graced by the likes of Tommmy Tiernan and Ardal O’Hanlon.
He also writes a weekly column for the Irish Examiner and has written for The Irish Independent, the Irish Times, The SUnday Times.
Colm is much in demand as an MC and awards ceremony host having kept audiences entertained at many awards ceremonies, fundraisers, company communication days with his smart and insightful humour. Often sections of his act are written specifically for the audience that day.
Corporate clients include Accenture Ireland, AXA Insurance, Hewlett Packard, Abtran, Ernst and Young, IIU, Social Media Awards, Web Awards, and sports organisations such as Blackrock, Wanderers and Lansdowne, IRFU, Bohemians, Na Fianna, Erin’s Isle GAA, ICAD, StartUp Awards, Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS),
What they said:
“subtle and nifty… his set is a gentle pleasure…genuine hilarity” Chortle – the UK’s biggest comedy listings and reviews website.
“This man has a phD in stand up comedy!” Laughter Lounge Dublin
“An effortless talent..funny, resourseful and inventive ****” The List
“deadpan with hilarious consequences” The Irish Times
“so funny he could reduce a 19th Century Russian novelist to tears” Hot Press
“[the book of Irish Mammies] is a hoot…Everyone will love it” Barbara Scully, writing.ie