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Ed Byrne

Monday, 7 December 2009

Ed studied horticulture at Strathclyde University in 1990's. In 1993 he became the entertainment officer at his university. He founded his own comedy club in Glassford Street. He dropped out of college and moved to London to pursue a comedy career. In August 1996 he performs his first one man show in Edinburgh. It's called "A Stand up in the Making." In 1997 he gets spotted by a Conan O'Brien Producer and persuades Ed to come to New York to Perform. In August 1997 Ed performs two shows in Edinburgh. He does a one man show about psychology called Psychobabble. In 1998 he was nominated for the distinguished Perrier award for his show A Night at the Opera. Tommy Tiernan won the award that year. Ed appeared 5 times on The Conan O'Brien show in The States. Ed appeared in Father Ted Christmas Special. In January 2004 he appears in a low budget indy movie "Zemanovaload" where he plays John Davies, an OCD suffering philanderer. In August 2004 Ed returns to Edinburgh with a one man show called "Me Again". The show gets 4 stars. He has appeared on hit shows - Mock the Week, Have I got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 Cats. Ed presented Cat Laughs - his co panelist Neil Delamere later took over. Ed was also a frequent panelist on The Panel. His voice may be familiar as he was the voice of the cardphone warehouse adverts. Ed starred alongside Davina McCall on Sam's Game and in The Cassidy's. Ed was best man at Dara O'Briain's wedding. Ed married Claire Walker in 2008. Ed has a new DVD -Ed Byrne - A Different Class which was out on November 23rd.

What the papers have said about Different Class (tour)

"a masterful display of the comics art.This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler."
***** Sunday Times
"Byrne is at the top of his game" **** The Sunday Telegraph
"Ed Byrne is a class apart" **** Evening Standard
"At the height of his powers... It's no wonder this is selling out nightly" ****The Observer
"His wit won deafening cheers and feet stomping" ****The Guardian
"Jokes come so fast that hecklers don't have a chance to get a word in edgeways" ****The Times
"Hottest tip this year is Ed Byrne.fluent, assured and wicked" ****The Sunday Times
"It is rare for a comic to merit the word "masterful" but in this case it is no overstatement" ****The Scotsman

Prices/Stockists:
Different Class HMV E17.99 but this is not the RRP so different stores will have different prices!

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