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Brendan Riley

Brendan RileyBrendan Riley -there’s nothing bland or predictable about this stand-up comic.

Brendan Riley‘s Liverpudlian accent and lively blend of anecdotes, gags and inspired improvisation bring a refreshing blast of cheerful North Western humour to any gig and make him a sought after host and headline act.

Quotes about Brendan Riley:

One of the brighter names from the North West .. a great compere” – Guardian

incredibly refreshing”  - Metro ‘Irreverent, inventive and most importantly hilarious’ – Liverpool Daily Post

..more quotes about Brendan Riley:

excellent interaction with the audience … A+ to Mr Riley” – BBC online

Brendan Riley does the business … bouncy and engaging” – The Scotsman

Worth the price of the admission alone .. Scouse wit and raconteur who holds the show together and doesn’t so much warm up the crowd as set them on fire” – Lancashire Evening Post

“I have never, ever seen so many bikers crying tears of laughter in my life” – 100% Biker Mag

2009 – Brendan Riley performed at the Linz Fest Austria as part of the European capital of culture celebrations. Performed Alive and Live Unity Theatre (one man show) for Liverpool comedy fest.

2008 – Presented and wrote A Sense of Liverpool for BBC Radio 4 Comedy Shop Tour. The Life of Riley Unity Theatre (one man show).

Wrote and performed Hyena Stomp for The Tate Liverpool 20th birthday celebrations.

2007 – Happy Days solo show sell out at Unity Theatre.

Supported Al Murray Royal Court theatre.

2006 – Headlines and hosts at all major comedy venues, Universities and festivals.

2005 – Liverpool 3 Collaboration with Simon Bligh & Steve Gribbin – sell out Liverpool Comedy Festival

2004 – ‘Kulture Vulture’ solo show sell out at Liverpool Comedy Festival.

Royal Court Theatre ‘Best of Liverpool’ show plus performed Singapore and Dubai.

2003 – Liverpool, Leicester and Edinburgh Festivals – ‘Comedy Sushi’ (solo show)

Edinburgh Fringe Sunday (host) Festival Fringe Launch party (featured performer)

C4 So You Think Your’e Funny (regional host)

UK tour ‘The Perfect Match’ live comedy gameshow BBC.

New Act Of The Year (regional host)

Santa Pod Bikers Rally Isle of Man tour during TT Races.

Liverpool and Birmingham Comedy Festivals – solo show ‘Comedy Sushi’ Royal Court Theatre ‘Best of Liverpool’ show.


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