Jarlath Regan is an Irish comedian, writer, illustrator creator and host of the Irishman Abroad podcast. Since the age of 24 he has made his living performing standup across Ireland, the UK and the rest of the world including the Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago, Melbourne, New Zealand and Dubai Comedy Festivals. In 2013 he moved to London to perform standup. 6 months later he created the award winning Irishman Abroad podcast series. The collection of in-depth, long-form interviews with will known Irish emigrants and people of Irish heritage has earned rave reviews from The Guardian, Telegraph and Irish Times, and has featured Hozier, Sharon Horgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Chris O’Dowd, Sir Terry Wogan, Glen Hansard, Aidan Gillen, Sonia O’Sullivan, Boy George, Dylan Moran, Lisa Hannigan, Graham Linehan and many many more. It is listened to by more than one million people worldwide. Jarlath has staged live episodes of the podcast at the Dublin Film Festival, Dublin Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Cork International Film Festival, Body & Soul Festival, London Irish Comedy Festival as well as a residency at the Museum Of Comedy in London.
He first appeared on TV as part of Dara O’Briain’s cult hit show The Panel and went on to perform on ITV’S Live At The Palladium, Russell Howard’s Good News on the BBC, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up and NBC’s Last Comic Standing among others.
For years he has made bizarre greeting cards for Christmas, breakups and other special occasions. He has published two books of these cards with the help of Transworld Ireland for Random House. The first book, “How To Break Bad News” became an instant best-seller and something of a cult classic.
As a writer he has contributed material to several primetime TV and radio shows and has been a columnist for The Irish Post.
He made a little bit of history by becoming the first comedian to record a live album in Dublin’s Comedy Cellar – the venue that gave birth to Ardal O’Hanlon, Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran.
“The man radiates warmth while projecting deliciously dark greeting cards which are thoroughly recommended for Christmas or hostage situations”The Scotsman
“Could turn out to be the biggest thing since Ricky Gervais picked up a laptop” The Telegraph
“Quite frankly, every single young person reading this should go download this podcast and listen to it every week for the rest of time.”The Guardian