Award winning comedian, writer and star of the hit Irish panel show, The Panel, Jarlath Regan has gained a reputation with the industry and audiences for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up. He regularly gigs around the UK and currently performs the warm-up for Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC1.
Since 2007 Jarlath has brought six solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. Between enjoying sell-out runs and earning rave reviews, it’s easy to see why he has become a darling of the festival circuit. Jarlath’s numerous international comedy festival performances include appearances at The Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, The New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane festivals as a part of the Best of The Edinburgh Fest Showcase tours.
A finalist in both the BBC and Channel 4 New Comedy Awards, Jarlath’s first published book How To Break Bad News (Transworld for Random House) was an instant best-seller. Comprising a collection of his beautifully illustrated while hilariously dark greeting cards, the book gained many celebrity fans including Ardal O’Hanlon who called it “Original, funny and deliciously wrong!”
Jarlath’s second book Putting A Ring On It - What Not To Do When Attempting To Get Married, was released in April 2011, featured more than 200 brand new illustrations and became a cult hit in his homeland.
An accomplished television and radio presenter, in 2011 Jarlath co-hosted and devised comedy segments for a season of children’s television on Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE. More recently Jarlath can be heard on Radio 4’s Life: An Idiots Guide.
In 2007 Jarlath made a three-part documentary about the Edinburgh Fringe for TV3. While following his progress in writing his first solo show, the documentary also saw Jarlath interview some of the world’s biggest comedians and pose as his own agent while blagging his way behind some of the festival’s velvet ropes.
Jarlath’s other credits include the Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Last Comic Standing on NBC, Live at The Stand Comedy Club (BBC Radio Scotland), The Blame Game (BBC Radio Ulster) and The Apprentice You’re Fired (TV3).
Jarlath’s range of twisted greeting cards for every occasion can be found on his delightful website, www.jigser.com
* * * * The Metro
“A refreshing and hilarious change of pace”
* * * * * Independent
“While he’s not as well-known as some Irish stand-ups, he’s every bit as talented.”
“A subtle yet sublime helping of observational wit”
* * * * * The Herald