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Kevin Gildea

'Highly original and Explosively funny'.   The Sunday Times

He’s one of the most daring and committed comedians at work right now. Brave, unafraid and compelling…..and very, very funny.'     - Tommy Tiernan

 'Comedy on another level.'  The Irish Times       

Kevin has gigged all over Britain and Ireland and the rest of the known world – from Singapore to Sligo. He's headlined gigs in Johannesburg and Cape Town and regularly plays all the major comedy festivals in Ireland – The Electric Picnic, ATN,  The Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens, The Galway Comedy Festival, Kilkenomics and etc.  He is a regular at The Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Kevin has also performed at The Edinburgh festival with his comedy band 'THE KEVIN GILDEAS' which received rave reviews:

' A brilliant original show'  - Edinburgh Evening News.

He supported Reg D Hunter on his Irish tour and did some supports slots on his English tour.

He is a founder member of Dublin's famous Comedy Cellar with Mr. Trellis.

He was a writer and performer on RTE TV's satirical comedy show Irish Pictorial Weekly. 

Kevin acted in RTE TV's Bridget and Eamonn and was Fr Cave in Fr. Ted (the one on the aeroplane). He has written for Alexei Sayle's TV show.

Kevin regularly performs Improv with The Dublin Comedy Improv - the longest running, and best, Irish Improv group. 

He has performed his show Silly Stories and Stand-Up Comedy for Kidz to kids all over Ireland.

Kevin wrote and performed in the short film 'No No No' which was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award.

He wrote and performed in the very short Irish Film Board film “The Invention of the Lightbulb.” and starred in the feature film 'Seperation Anxiety' as well as appearing in the feature ‘The Crooked Mile’.

He's just finished acting in a lovely new short film 'Lift.'

Kevin is an award winning playwright, short story writer (RTE and The Winter Papers), actor and book reviewer (Irish Times).  He has performed a regular radio column for RTE's Arena. He's just finished a novel.

He has nearly 30 years experience as a writer and performer: he has acted onstage, on radio, (BBC4) on TV (BBC 2, RTE) and on Film;  he has also written for all – plays, stand-up, songs, sketches. 

On The Works TV art's show he interviewed Terry Gilliam, Eddie Izzard, Will Self and Kermit the Frog. Live he has interviewed Paul Howard, Eoin Colfer, Maeve Higgins, Jon Ronson and Nell Zink.

He has run workshops, been a mentor for The International Literary Festival Dublin and has been a script editor for many TV comedy shows.

Kevin also does corporate shows.