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“I have used Purple Cactus to book a number of comedians for company functions. They provide a fantastic service and are a company I would recommend and definitely use again” – Halifax


John Moloney

He shows a depth of experience and a quiet professionalism that other comedians could well learn from.” – THE INDEPENDENT

John Moloney has been a professional comedian for over twenty years – and headlines at all the major Comedy Clubs around the world, including the prestigious London Comedy Store.

This world-travelled comedian has delighted thousands at Festivals, Theatres, and Clubs.  From Melbourne to Edinburgh, from the prestigious Just For Laughs and Halifax Festivals in Canada to The Liffey Laughs in Dublin – John has been recognized as a true multi-award-winning comic talent.

Winner of the Best Live Performer award for two years running at the London Comedy Festival, voted by the membership of Jongleurs, the largest chain of comedy clubs in Europe, John has become one of Britain’s most in-demand comedy acts, a true comic and musical talent.

John appears regularly at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs, and has performed many times at the Edinburgh Festival, playing to sell-out audiences. John received critical acclaim for his show Moloney Live at the Edinburgh Festival. This was followed by the sell-out FHM Edinburgh & Beyond Tour.

John is also in demand on the Corporate Circuit as an after-dinner speaker, and has enjoyed repeat bookings from his cherished clients. He is fluent in German and French and has a working knowledge of Italian, and has delighted clients in Berlin, and Paris, as well as other European Cities.

John co-wrote on the Olivier Award winning Jack Dee Show in London’s West End and over the past couple of years, has appeared as a regular Presenter on Richard and Judy (Channel 4), guested on Des and Mel (ITV), The Wright Stuff (channel 5), World Of Comedy (paramount), Lorraine Live (Sky One), Live at Jongleurs (ITV), The Comedy Store (Channel 5), They Think It’s All Over (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC2), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2) and The Des O’Connor Show (ITV). He was nominated by the Comedy Store in the category Best Live Stand-Up at the British Comedy Awards.

John also lends his creative skills to other performers. He has recently written for Lily Savage on Lily Live (ITV), Harry Hill on Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV) and The Sketch Show (ITV)

Private Event Testimonials:

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the Northern Ireland gig.  It was a fantastic performance and a wonderful show, which was clearly enjoyed by the young men and women of 2 Rifles. Your genuine respect and admiration for them is something that they will have picked up on, and will have reinforced the important and morale-boosting message of support from the general public that the British Forces Foundation exists to deliver. The whole trip was a great success. We look forward to working with you again in the future.” – Mark Seymour, Head of Communications, The British Forces Foundation

On behalf of BIRA, I just wanted to thank you for being the host at The Gala Awards.  You handled everything in a very professional manner (despite some technical difficulties), and we have already received a lot of positive feedback from attending members, congratulating the team on a day that is being viewed as a tremendous success. Comments about you included: “Very funny!” and “Fantastic entertainment – would really like to see him again!”. Once again, many thanks for your time and effort towards making this a very successful event, and thanks for remaining so patient – and delivering the script so well (despite its length!).” – Ian Carr, British Independent Retailers Association


An excellently-paced hour of stand-up and musical whimsy – go and see this hilarious and quite unique exponent of comedy.” – THE SCOTSMAN

A wondrous array of classy gags. Comedy scholars, plus folk needing a right good laugh, can choose from a wide range of quality Moloney originals. Take your pick from droll one-liners; coruscating bits of political satire, absurdist observations; gleeful schoolboy puns and observant re-interpretations of everyday phenomena. In addition, they’re all delivered with a measured dryness and quiet understatement, too. Masterly.” – THE HERALD

Moloney’s comedy is in defiance of the trend towards sophistication. His technology consists of a microphone and….that’s it. His gags are stripped down and rapid, his delivery is suitably clipped. No fat on this show.” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

He has the down to earth stage manner of a performer from the pre-alternative era and has perfected the art of delivering punchy routines with barely an ounce of fat. It is good to know that there is still room for a stand-up comedian as gifted and unpretentious as John Moloney.” – THE TIMES

He looks every bit the professional. He is. He treats the audience with compassion, tact and intelligence in a show that has strolling one-liners and relative stories. A natural rapport.” – THE STAGE

Good old fashioned stand up. He is acutely funny at his deadpan and beautifully bitchy best.” – THE LIST

A blistering sixty minutes on life, love, celebrity, royalty and religion.” – METRO

A powerfully funny act.” – TIME OUT

Has stacks of material…what used to be known as rapier wit.” – EVENING NEW

PRICE BAND: Bronze £500 to £2,500

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