About Ed Byrne: Different Class
Friday at 8:50pm
As an observational stand up Ed Byrne is unrivalled.
He has performed hit UK tours and West End solo runs.
He has also developed huge success on the international circuit where he has performed to capacity audiences in Montreal (Just For Laughs festivals), Canada (Just For Laughs tours), Ireland, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Belgium and New Zealand. In the USA Ed has performed at US Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), plus top comedy clubs in New York and LA and has made 5 appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien (NBC).
To date his films include, RAT (Universal Films (UK)) produced by Alison Owen (Ruby Films) where he plays a supporting role of Rudolph, a cameo in I Could Never Be Your Woman (Universal), a co-lead role in Are You Ready For Love (Carnaby Films) and the lead role in Zemanovaload (writer/Dir: Jason Rothwell, distributor: Red Bus). In this dramatic role Ed portrays his character, a screenwriter with obsessive tendencies with great sympathy.
Recently he had a cameo role in 'Don't Let Me Die With That Look' (prod/writer Chris Purnell).
For television Ed was in a Father Ted Christmas Special as a 'grungy teenager', the ITV/LWT Christmas Day Panto, Aladdin where he played Aladdin opposite Patsy Kensit. He was co-lead as Davina McColl's flatmate 'Alex' in the ITV sitcom, Sam's Game. Following this he played the lead role of Barry Cassidy for RTE's The Cassidy's (6 part sitcom). He has also featured in BBC's Doctors as Mickey Moran a wheeling, dealing ducker and diver.
Ed's theatre work has included the lead role in Brian McAvera's
(Picasso's Women) 'Kings Of The Road' which played Edinburgh
Festival for the full 3 week run in 2004 before transferring to
Dublin's Ambassador's Theatre for 3 weeks after a short run at
Greenwich Festival and Winchester Theatre Royal.