Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
Since it debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Jarlath Regan's one of a kind stand-up show has won critical acclaim, played to sold out theatres and created much needed conversation around something most of us take for granted.
Marrying his natural storytelling ability with his on- the-money observational stand-up craft to create a unique comedy experience that packs an emotional punch, Organ Freeman truly is a show you have to see. This August it comes to Soho Theatre for three very special, final performances.
Best known as the creator the of the multi-million downloaded Irishman Abroad podcast series, Jarlath Regan has painstakingly crafted a show about the conflict that arises when presented with the opportunity to do something truly noble. When approached for a vital kidney donation Jarlath is forced to untangle the exact worth of his life, when more than one life hangs in the balance.
Organ Freeman was a unanimous favourite among critics and audiences alike at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The subsequent tour of the UK and Ireland featured sell-out performances at Dublin’s prestigious Vicar Street Theatre and London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Jarlath implanted himself in the minds of the viewing public with standout performances on Tonight At The Palladium (ITV), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Last Comic Standing (NBC) and Just For Laughs (NBC). His well-known fans range from Hozier to Ardal O’Hanlon, Marc Maron to Jack Whitehall. The Times, The Telegraph, Chortle and Uber have all issued him with no less than a four-star rating.
'All round hilarity instersecting with emotion and stirring sections of internal conflict, finesse and heart.’
'More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour.’