Tommy Tiernan is a Multi Award Winning Irish Superstar Comic.
An inspiring fearless force of energy and one of the few comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey elevating the soul through rich, honest laughs, Tiernan has an instinctive way of crafting words to bring his anecdotes vividly to life and make his jokes truly resonate.
Every Tommy Tiernan performance is a high intensity, high octane, no holds barred roller coaster ride as Tommy continues his constant interrogation of the big ideas – Sex, Religion, Family, through the lens of his quirks, personal demons and sense of outrage. His observations about life are offbeat and thoughtful but most importantly, he’s a tremendous storyteller. He will challenge, he will engage and he will definitely entertain. To spend time in this man’s company is an unmissable treat.
Tommy’s achievements are remarkable. To start, he has the highest selling DVD sales in Ireland. ‘Cracked: Live at Vicar Street’ went straight to No.1 in the first week of release and has reached 4 x Platinum Status. His ‘Loose’ DVD went straight to No. 1, as well, and reached 8 x Platinum Status. ‘Jokerman: Tommy Tiernan in America’ not only reached 4 x Platinum Status but received a nomination for an IFTA award.
When it comes to live ticket sales in Ireland, Tommy is second only to U2. ‘The Bovinity Tour’ culminated in three sold out shows to a total audience of 12,000 in the Marquee Cork. No other artist, Irish or International, has ever managed to sell such an astounding number of tickets for three days in one city! With his ‘Loose Tour’ he broke all Irish box-office records by selling out in venues across the country, including a staggering 166 dates in Dublin’s one-thousand-seat theatre, Vicar Street.
Not only has Tommy enjoyed success at home in Ireland and in the UK, but also in Canada and America. The Gala performance in the 2005 Just for Laughs Tour in Montreal, saw two thousand Canadians on their feet crying out for more. In 2006 he headlined the first ever Irish gala at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and he has joined the Just for Laughs National Tours in 2007 and in 2009. Following in the footsteps of Eddie Izzard & Billy Connolly, Tommy was again invited back to perform a huge solo run in 2010.
In America, Tommy has performed three times on the Late Show with David Letterman to rave reviews. His DVD ‘Something Mental’ has been aired numerous times on America’s huge comedy network, Comedy Central, as part of their popular ‘Secret Stash’ comedy slot, and has been viewed by over three million. In 2009 Comedy Central UK broadcasted his video ‘Bovinity’, and his more recent video, ‘Cracked’ was aired on Comedy Central in 2010.
In April 2009, Tommy Tiernan set the Guinness World Record for the longest Stand-Up Comedy Show by an individual – a staggering 36 hours and 15 minutes!
Tommy continues to tour the World performing to sell out audiences.