ED Byrne has canceled his If I’m Honest tour until the end of July, and hopes dates can be rescheduled for the autumn and early next year
The Irish comedian, who is one of the country’s most astute observational comics, takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children.
Born at Swords, Dublin, Ed Byrne went to the University of Strathclyde to study horticulture and was made entertainments convener at the Students’ Union in his second year. He started a regular comedy night called The Comedy Cellar in the basement of the 13th Note public house on Glassford Street, Glasgow and after a few months gave up studying and headed to London.
He built his act around observational comedy and in 1998 he was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival.
His countless television appearances include Mock The Week, Top Gear, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo (Host), Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure, Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay, QI and Father Ted. He regularly sells out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has had four sell-out UK tours.
West Country dates included Queens Theatre, Barnstaple, Southampton Guildhall, Exmouth Pavilion, Wellsprings, Taunton, Plymouth Pavilions and Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre.