Barry Murphy

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Barry Murphy

The co-founder of the Comedy Cellar - Ireland's longest running comedy venue

Barry Murphy is often remembered for the six years he spent as a member of the cult comedy trio, Mr Trellis, with Kevin Gildea and Ardal O Hanlon. He is the co-founder of the Comedy Cellar - Ireland's longest running comedy venue, and is easily recognised as one of the "ten kings of Irish Comedy over the last 20 years" (Hot Press Magazine).

"Barry Murphy's German alter ego, Gunter, is as laugh-a-loud funny as it is satirical. He deserves to be bigger than Riverdance and The Corrs put together" - Brian… 

Barry Murphy is often remembered for the six years he spent as a member of the cult comedy trio, Mr Trellis, with Kevin Gildea and Ardal O Hanlon. He is the co-founder of the Comedy Cellar - Ireland's longest running comedy venue, and is easily recognised as one of the "ten kings of Irish Comedy over the last 20 years" (Hot Press Magazine).

"Barry Murphy's German alter ego, Gunter, is as laugh-a-loud funny as it is satirical. He deserves to be bigger than Riverdance and The Corrs put together" - Brian Boyd, Irish Times

"Subtly mischievous.always teasing, this clever comic works the audience like a chin-wagging barman" - The Scotsman

Barry has successfully hosted events like The Irish Film Awards; two Amnesty "Best Of Irish" Showcases for Granada TV, the Irish Business Internet Awards and the Kilmeaden Bikers Festival in Waterford, as well as numerous corporate and charity functions. Just ask Renault, Levis, Thorn EMI, Pan International, ICS, Microsoft...

The last few years have seen him concentrating on writing and performing Apres Match nonsense - over 5 hours of TV sketches and numerous live performances including four-week seasons at both Vicar Street and in the Gaiety Theatre. The Apres Match Video was nominated for best Irish Video 2000.

Barry is the winner of several copywriting awards for advertising including The Gold Radio campaign winner ICAD ('97); Best Radio Campaign at the Irish Radio Awards ('97); Kinsale International Advertising Festival ('97); The Grand Prix Radio Winner, and the winner of the coveted DNAD Silver Pencil award in '98.

Television credits include:

Father Ted (Channel 4)
The Stand Up Show (BBC)
Writer and presenter of The End (RTE)
Host of "Barry Murphy's Cat Laughs" (RTE)
Writer and presenter of "Melty Hughes' Olympics" (RTE)
Writer and presenter of Frank's Euro Ting (RTE) - Euro 96
Writer and performer of Apres Match
Writer and performer of Couched (RTE) (sitcom with Mark Doherty)
The Empire Laughs Back (BBC NI)
The Lounge (RTE)
Radio credits include:

"Loose Ties"
"Stand up stories"
"You'll laugh till you're doubled over" - Radio Forth FM

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