Jarlath Regan is an Irish comedian, writer, illustrator and lad (in a good way). He has performed at international comedy festivals across the world including the Edinburgh, Montreal, Melbourne, New Zealand and Dubai. Today he lives in London and commutes to clubs up and down the UK performing his standup. In 2013 he created the award winning Irishman Abroad podcast series. The collection of long form interviews with will known Irish emigrants and people of Irish heritage has earned rave reviews from The Guardian, Telegraph and Irish Times, and has featured the likes of Chris O’Dowd, Boy George, Dylan Moran, Lisa Hannigan and Graham Linehan. It is listened to by more than one million people worldwide. In 2015 the show will have a live episode recorded each month at The Museum Of Comedy in Covent Garden.
Through a stroke of good fortune he was asked to appear along side an all-star cast of Irish comedians at the inaugural Montreal Just For Laughs Irish Comedy Gala. In 2008 he returned with an entirely new show about being punched in the face. Since then he has returned to festival every year and received some over the top reviews.
He has appeared on Ireland’s version of Mock The Week – The Panel, Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up and momentarily on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His second illustrated book of twisted greeting cards was published by Transworld Ireland for Random House in April 2011. The first book, “How To Break Bad News” became an instant best-seller and something of a cult classic. He made a little bit of history by becoming the first comedian to record a live album in Dublin’s Comedy Cellar – the venue that gave birth to Dara O’Brian, Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran.
“Could turn out to be the biggest thing since Ricky Gervais picked up a laptop” - The Telegraph
“Quite frankly, every single young person reading this should go download this podcast and listen to it every week for the rest of time.” – The Guardian
“The man radiates warmth while projecting deliciously dark greeting cards which are thoroughly recommended for Christmas or hostage situations” - The Scotsman