Grainne Maguire

Gráinne Maguire is a stand up comedian, comedy writer and actor.

She has performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 with her show “We Need to Talk About Bonnets”, 2012 with “Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having More Fun?” and 2013 with “Gráinne Maguire’s One Hour All Night Election Show”.

She has also performed at The Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival and The Cats Laugh Festival in Kilkenny.

As a comedian she has appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience”, RTE’s “The Year That’s In It”,  BBC 3′s Free Speech, Radio 5 Live’s “Seven Day Sunday” & “Hit List”, Radio 4’s “The Now Show” “Stephen K  Amos’ An Idiots Guide” “Front Row” and “Women’s Hour”.

She has written for Channel Four’s “ Eight Out of Ten Cats” and Radio 4’s “News Quiz” “Ayres on Air” “Listomania” “Dead Ringers” “Dilemna” “The Now Show” and “NewsJack” which she also script edits.  She wrote and starred in the Radio 4 sitcom “28 Dates Later”. She also hosts the popular monthly topical night “What Has The News Ever Done For Me?”.

Finalist in the 2007 Laughing Horse new act competition and the 2008 Funny Women competition.

Hackney Empire finalist 2009.

Leicester Mercury New Act of the Year – Finalist 2009