Jason Byrne (comedian)

Jason Byrne (born 25 February 1972) is an Irish comedian and radio host. He is well known for improvisation and his typically unscripted live shows, which often involve audience participation.

Jason Byrne
Byrne performing in So You Think You're Funny in 2008
Born (1972-02-25) 25 February 1972
Dublin, Ireland
MediumTelevision, Stand up
Years active1995–present
GenresObservational comedy, Surreal humour, Insult comedy
Notable works and rolesIreland's Got Talent
WebsiteOfficial website

In August 2008, he made his twelfth Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Byrne previously presented a mid-morning radio show on Phantom FM as well as a comedy chat show The Jason Byrne Show featuring P. J. Gallagher,[1] and a comedy panel show called The Byrne Ultimatum on RTÉ Two. He created and starred in a radio show also called The Jason Byrne Show from 2010 to 2012 on BBC Radio 2.[2] The second series was awarded a Gold Sony Radio Award for Best Comedy. In September 2017, he avoided a driving ban after he pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and driving without a driving licence. Byrne was driving without a licence as he has been disqualified for accumulating 13 penalty points for speeding offences.

Byrne was born in Dublin, in the suburb of Ballinteer. Byrne was married to Brenda from 2004 until 2018 and has 2 children.

Awards and nominations

  • Finalist in So You Think You're Funny in 1996
  • Nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 1998
  • Nominated for the Perrier Award in 2001 for his show entitled "Jason Byrne".
  • Forth One Fringe Award in 2004 at the Edinburgh Festival

Stand-Up shows

  • 2001 – Jason Byrne (Perrier Nominee)
  • 2003 – Jason Byrne Hates...
  • 2003 – Jason Byrne
  • 2004 – Jason Byrne: That’s Not a Badger
  • 2005 – The Lovely Goat Show
  • 2006 – Sheep for Feet and Rams for Hands
  • 2007 – Afterhours
  • 2008 – Cats Under Mats, Having Chats with Bats
  • 2009 – The Byrne Supremacy
  • 2010 – Jason Byrne 2010
  • 2011 – Cirque Du Byrne[3]





  • The Jason Byrne Show (2010–2012)[2]

Stand-up DVDs

  • Out of the Box (20 November 2006)
  • Live – Cirque Du Byrne (19 November 2012)


  1. "Funny to Byrne". Irish Independent. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. "'The Jason Byrne Show' Episode Guide". BBC.co.uk.
  3. "Cirque Du Byrne". Edfringe. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  4. Shows | Stellify Media, Retrieved on May 30, 2018
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