Category Archives: Irish Comedians

Erin Foley

Erin Foley is a comedic actress, comedian, and writer and a regular cast member on TruTV’s How To Be A Grown Up. She just finished writing for the new NBC sitcom, ONE BIG HAPPY, which debuts in the spring of 2015.

As a seasoned comedian, she has her own Comedy Central Presents, as well as having been on Conan O’Brien, @ Midnight, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Arsenio Hall and Last Call With Carson Daly. She has performed five times at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Sketch Fest, the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin and the Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington.

Foley’s successful comedic podcast Sports Without Balls was recently added to the All Things Comedy network, receiving critical acclaim. Additionally, Erin has starred in many national commercial campaigns, a guest star appearance in NBC’s Go On, the acclaimed Tribeca Film Fest short Cried Suicide, and even a supporting role in Almost Famous. Erin has branded a unique position for herself in the industry as not only a gifted stand-up but a talented actress. Her versatility makes her one of the most sought- after women working the comedy scene today.

Colin Quinn

A true New Yorker, Colin Quinn has made his mark as a comic’s comic.

Quinn recently hosted Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, his own late-night series in which he served as the show’s host, creator, and executive producer. The show was a roundtable forum in which Quinn and his notable comedian-friends discussed issues in a fast-paced, hilarious environment.

Quinn made his television debut in 1987 as co-host of MTV’s hit game show Remote Control, where he remained for three seasons. In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show, Saturday Night Live, where he was the anchor of “Weekend Update” for two and a half seasons. After leaving Saurday Night Live, Quinn returned to his Stand-Up roots performing across the country. In 2002, he starred in NBC’s The Colin Quinn Show.

Quinn made his Broadway debut in August 1998, in the critically acclaimed one-man show Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake.

On film, Quinn was featured in the documentary film Comedian with his good friend, Jerry Seinfeld.

Quinn continues to perform stand-up to sold out audiences around the country. He has also performed in Iraq, China, England, and Japan.

Quinn currently resides in New York City where he is busy writing his next project.

Tom McTigue

Arriving in Los Angeles from Seattle, Tom McTigue quickly became immersed in the national comedy scene, performing on HBO, and Showtime, as well as many appearances on Evening at The Improv. He continues to tour nationally and write for other performers including, Brad Garrett, Bill Maher and Gary Shandling.

An accomplished actor as well, he has costarred with a virtual whos-who of Holllywood. Cybil Shephard, Noah Wylie, Craig T. Nelson, Roseanne Barr, William Conrad, Drew Carey, Tim Curry, and Wayne Newton have all shared the spotlight with Tom. In 1997, he created and starred in Guys Like Us for ABC co-starring Robert Hays from Airplane.

Tom is also busy working in commercials. His face is instantly recognizable, having been featured in over 200 national TV campaigns, as the spokesman for everything from KFC to Miller Beer to VISA. Much in demand, Tom has been on the air, nonstop, for a whopping 17 consecutive years! Turn on the tube and chances are he’ll be there as well as doing voice-over work for radio and cartoons.

Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy was born in Bogota, Colombia. His mother is a short Colombian woman, his father an absent-minded Englishman.

Andrew spent his childhood moving around the world. By the time he was thirteen, he’d lived in seven countries, spanning three continents. Although the reason has never been disclosed, the Kennedys were obviously “fleeing” in an apparent search for sanctuary, which they finally found in an exclusive New England town.

One fun Kennedy family tradition was the ritual “Tag Sale of Tears” where the most revered possessions (GI Joe Action Figures, Tonka Trucks, Big Wheels and such) would be sold before moving to another country. This, of course, lead to deep-rooted abandonement issues (not from the Kennedy boys as much as their toys).

The three Kennedy boys couldn’t look more different. The coupling of two people of such different ethnic backgrounds can produce … just about anything. Fortunately, this has not prevented them from developing strong familial traditions.

Andrew lives with his wife and two young sons in Connecticut, about an hour from New York City (barring any nasty ‘deer’ incidents) where he currently performs weekly as a headliner at all the major clubs.

He just returned from touring in Holland (wonderful grasp of the English language there … the US should take note) and will appear in theaters later this summer in a movie titled “Manhattan Comedy Night,” which follows five New York comics in a New Jersey theater. He can also be seen on Comedy Central, BET, Univision and an assortment of independent films which will undoubtedly come back to haunt him.

Denis Leary

Denis Leary is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and voice artist, best known for his biting and fast-paced comedic style. He was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, most recently as Captain George Stacy in Marc Webb’s 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and the voice of Diego in the Ice Age franchise.