Eleanor Tiernan


Eleanor Tiernan is an original, honest and exciting comedian who is fast becoming a favourite with Irish audiences. She has performed at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Galway Comedy Festival, in Best of Irish at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Vodafone Comedy Festival. Within just a year of starting stand-up Eleanor was asked to perform in Dublin’s Vicar St for the RTE production The Liffey Laughs, and BBC’s One Night Stand.

In 2007, she starred in the play Help!, which she wrote with her two cousins and performed with great success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and, more recently, at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2008. She also made her solo show debut at Edinburgh in 2008 to critical acclaim. Eleanor completed 120 shows as the support act for Tommy Tiernan’s Bovinity Tour, playing to over 120,000 people. Then in 2009 she was invited to the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival and followed up her debut with another Edinburgh solo show.

Eleanor has numerous TV credits to her name. She was part of a group of Irish comedians called Headwreckers that were selected to be part of Channel 4‘s Comedy Lab series. She was featured in Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles and she both wrote and performed in RTE’s The Savage Eye which received an IFTA nomination. Eleanor has appeared on The Panel, Republic of Telly and just recently performed stand-up on Tonight with Craig Doyle. She was the first act to feature on RTE’s flagship Stand and Deliver and recently wrote and performed on the political satirical show The Eleventh Hour.

In 2010 Eleanor was one of the creators of the big hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival "City West Side Story” which sold out its entire run. The critically-acclaimed Irish Pictorial Weekly was co-written and co-performed by Eleanor and most recently she was a featured comedian on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central.

"Tiernan has a uniquely oblique angle on the word, and her routines have a touch of whimsy while grounded in astute observation. It means her set sounds fresh and original, without being so wilfully strange it will alienate all but the most dedicated followers.” – Chortle.co.uk

"Eleanor Tiernan is far and away the best comic actress I have seen on stage.” – Hot Press Ireland

"Tiernan doesn’t do gimmicks, or props, or faux-musical numbers, or kitsch, or heckling, or topical trash-talk. She’s, simply and undeniably, just Eleanor Tiernan.” – Threeweek.co.uk

"The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country” – Irish Times

On twitter at @eleanortiernan