John MeagherJohn Meagher

John Meagher

After nominations for the BBC New Comedy Award, and Irish Comedian of the Year, John was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of The Year, and Leicester Sq Theatre New Comedian of the Year awards.

In 2022 he was runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year...
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In 2022 John was runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, before winning the Panel Prize at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe as part of “Best in Class” the working-class stand-up showcase. This success has gained John a following for his timely writing and bold performances and seen him recognised as one of Ireland’s top new comedians, and in demand as an important working-class voice.

He has supported legendary Irish comedian Patrick Kielty on his recent 5 month long “Borderlines” tour and works at all the major UK and Irish Comedy Clubs. Before his life in stand-up comedy, John was a Martial Artist and fought for the Irish team at the World Karate Championships, as well as training for years in mixed Martial Arts – think Joe Rogan if he believed in vaccines.

“John is a very sharp comedian…with a subtlety to his stuff I didn’t have (in younger days)”
Patrick Kielty, Irish independent
“…it was like watching a young Irish Billy Connolly”
John Meagher (no relation!), The Irish Times
“Great timing, great presence and punchlines. A much needed fresh comic voice from Northern Ireland at a time when we most need to hear it.”
Jarlath Regan (An Irishman Abroad Podcast)
“Hilarious. Sharp. Poetic”
Leicester Square Theatre, London
“…grabbed the gig by the scruff of its neck with a loud, fast and punchy delivery.”
Steve Bennett @ Chortle
"A Compact, confident, powerful storyteller with a keen comic eye"
Bruce Dessau

Theatre and Live Performance

Latitude
Performer
2023
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Could See Through Shit
Tour Support
2023
Patrick Kielty : Borderline
Tour Support
2022

Awards

Best Show at The Buxton Fringe
Nominated
2023
Leicester Mercury Award
2022
BBC New Comedy Award
2021
Hackney Empire
New Act of the Year2021

Television

The 6 O'clock Show
Himself
Virgin Media2023

Radio

Newsquiz
Writer
BBC Radio 42024

News

PBJ acts take over the Latitude Festival Comedy Arena

17th April 2023

Latitude Festival 2023 will see many PBJ acts performing at the Comedy Arena