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I realised I was in the hands of a master comedian" - The Guardian
Brendan Burke gave up a career in microbiology and a life of luxury in the Middle East to pursue life as a stand-up comedian, and has since become one of the finest and most experienced acts from the Emerald Isle. As a regular face on Irish television, he has cemented his reputation in Ireland and is now making his assault on the UK.
Already a crowd favourite and at many venues across the country, Brendan's take on all things from the drinking habits of his native folk to whatever happened in the news the day before will win him many more fans.
made his Edinburgh Festival debut in 2001, hosting the 'Best of Irish' show at
The Stand, and returned the following year with his first solo show 'One Night
In Baghdad'. He is now preparing his second full-length show, simply titled 'Brendan
Burke', for this year's Festival.
Brendan is an instantly recognisable face from Irish television, following appearances in hugely successful comedy shows including 'Father Ted', 'Don't Feed The Gondolas', 'The X-It Files' and 'Liffy Laughs'. He also writes a regular column for a national Irish newspaper and has appeared in countless other programmes in a straight acting role.
Regular work includes: Jongleurs, Off The Kerb, CK Productions, Creased Up Comedy, Mirth Control, The Comedy Company, Kill For A Seat; Up The Creek, Banana Cabaret, Comedy Café, Red Rose, Covent Garden Comedy, Big Night Out; Krater, Jesters, Rawhide, Laughterhouse, Last Laugh, Frog & Bucket, Hyena Café, The Stand, Just The Tonic, Hi-Fi Club, Comedy Box plus many more
has also appeared overseas in Dubai, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. He has
also appeared at numerous comedy festivals including The Cat Laughs in Kilkenny.