Tommy Tiernan

tommy says hello

Saturday 27 May 2006

When Tommy phones up to ask if he can do a show inMilano (and Paris) you don't say no, even if only a couple of weeks before there is another Irish superstar, Ardal O'Hanlon, appearing at the Scimmie. Well that's the price you pay when you nook the acts at the last minute. We've even managed to put a show on, on a saturday night for the first time ever!

Tommy made a huge name for himself by winning the 1998 British Comedy Award and the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 1998 which led to appearances in a series of Movies including; "The Matchmaker" in which he co-starred with Denis Leary and Janine Garofolo.

At present, Tommy is spending much of his time in Los Angeles and shortly after his brief Paris stint will be appearing in New York for a six week run.

Tiernan's act takes us on a journey filled with off-beat twists, hysterical stories and brilliant one-liners. Whether vividly reliving childhood memories or sharing his acute observations of the world at large, his unique mixture of honesty and originality guarantees that there is no other performer like him.

"Tiernan has emerged as the show's breakout star…can the Tommy Tiernan hour be far behind?" - The New York Irish Echo

"He...has a comic ferocity resembling that of Billy Connolly.." - The Times

"A series of striking stories, splendidly told and continually adapted in the telling. A show anyone interested in stand-up ought to see" - Time Out

"He has a charm that could sooth a bank manager. Tommy Tiernan. Remember that name." - The Scottish Express

"Made me laugh more than any other comedian….taking stand-up to a higher level" - The Daily Telegraph

"He is so talented…has everything going for him…" - The Express

"Truly uncompromising, virtuoso stuff " Manchester Online