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Neil Dougan

Neil Dougan is one of the strongest established acts on the Irish comedy circuit today. Bitten by the bug following his first ever visit to a comedy club, Neil walked onto the same stage with his own routine two weeks later. Within a matter of weeks he had made it to the final of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny at The Edinburgh Festival.

Neil is now a familiar face in comedy clubs throughout the UK and Ireland as well as on the corporate circuit where his mix of incisive political satire and acute comical observations on everyday life is in huge demand.

As well as his live appearances Neil’s writing credits include his very own comedy sitcom for radio It’s not Brazil it’s Northern Ireland that was broadcast on BBC radio Ulster in July 2006. Previously he was one of the main writers on Radio Ulster’s Sketch show Don’t Make Me Laugh. He as also contributed material for Television shows, including Patrick Kielty’s PK Tonight (BBC1 NI). And was employed as the head writer on The McKeever Show (3rd Series), UTV’s flagship comedy show starring Nuala McKeever.

In November 2005 he made his first appearance radio Ulster’s highly successful The Blame Game. This lead to him being invited back as a panellist no fewer than half a dozen times and once as team captain when the show was televised in February 2006.
Neil’s first TV appearance came way back in 1999 on BBC 1 (NI)’s The Empire Laughs Back along side 35 of the best Irish stand-up performers. As a result of this appearance he was subsequently invited by the Community Relations For Universities to demonstrate political humour to students in Northern Ireland. His latest Television appearance came in November 2005 as part of an Irish stand-up show for BBC Northern Ireland One Night Stand.
 
After starting out at The Empire Comedy Club Neil is now a regular compeer and headline act at The Laughterlounge in Belfast as well as its sister clubs in Dublin and Waterford. He also regularly headlines The Stand in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as a host of other clubs in England and Scotland including The Hyena (Newcastle), Comedy Central (Liverpool) and is a regular at The Highlight chain of comedy clubs all over the UK.. He is also the only Irish Comedian ever to be invited to appear for the Scottish Society of Dubai, in Dubai alongside friends Bruce Fummey and Stu Whu  April 2009.

In March 2006 he appeared in his own one-man show at The Glasgow Comedy Festival. This lead to him being invited to Headline The Biggest St Patrick’s Day Party Ever by the anti sectarian charity Nil by Mouth at the Fruit Market Glasgow in front of an audience of 1,000 the following year. In 2010 he was the Headline Act for the Best of Irish at The Edinburgh Festival (five stars The Scotsman).

Neil has supported Patrick Kielty on his Almost Live tour where he regularly played before audiences in excess of 1,000 people. In June 2001 he brought the house down at the Gagging for Bass Comedy Festival in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter where he appeared before a capacity crowd along with Perrier winner Tommy Tiernan.

In September 2003 Neil made his acting debut as Alan the 40 something business executive in Devised Cultures adaptation of the Australian playwright David Williamson’s black comedy The Coming of Stork.

Television Warm ups have included such shows as UTV’s Kelly Show, BBC Ad Fab starring Colin Murphy, BBC Northern Irelands political panel show Lets Talk as well as Stephen Nolan’s Panic Attack.