Patrick Kielty is an Irish Stand-Up Comedian and Television Presenter.
He currently presents RTÉ’s The Late Late Show – the long-running popular Friday night chat show.
Belfast comedian Patrick Kielty shot to stardom in 1995 with his ‘PK Tonight Show’, which was broadcast across Northern Ireland. The show attracted a 60% audience share on BBC Northern Ireland and won him an RTS Award for Best Regional Presenter.
After attracting the attention of various broadcasters, Kielty presented his first network prime time show ‘After The Break’ on BBC1, but it was the Channel 4 show ‘Last Chance Lottery’, that made him a household name.
Kielty went on to present BBC 1’s ‘The National Lottery Big Ticket’ with Anthea Turner on Saturday evenings.
Patrick has since presented numerous television shows, including Patrick Kielty Almost Live (BBC), The Big Breakfast (C4), Stupid Punts (BBC), Fame Academy (BBC), Celebrity Love Island (ITV), Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (BBC), Sport Relief (BBC) and Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week.
Kielty has also appeared on: Parkinson, Paul O’Grady Show, Tough Gig, Schools Out, Loose Women, Princes Trust 30th Birthday, This Morning, Davina, It’s Only TV… But I Like It, They Think It’s All Over, C4’s Comedy Gala and Live at the Apollo.
In 2006, after a 7-year break, Kielty returned to his stand-up roots with a brand new live show touring across the UK and performing to sell-out audiences. Patrick’s DVD – ‘Patrick Kielty Live’ was filmed during the tour at Belfast’s Grand Opera House.
Patrick can regularly be seen presenting BBC’s The One Show and he can often be heard on BBC Radio 2.
Patrick’s award-winning razor-sharp wit remains at its irreverent best as a stand-up comedian and awards host.