Stand-up comedian and writer Eleanor Tiernan has been a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and Where’s the F in News, as well as BBC NI’s The Blame Game. Her stand up has featured on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and led her to support acts including Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reginald D. Hunter among others.

After starting her career in Ireland, Eleanor quickly was invited to the Montreal Just for Laughs festival where she performed on the festival’s New Faces showcase show. She later became part of the political satire team that produced RTE’s successful Irish Pictorial Weekly.

Eleanor has penned nine Edinburgh Fringe shows to date, most recently receiving rave reviews for her 2019 run Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly. In 2017, her show People Pleaser put her on the Sunday Times list of Top Ten Female Stand Ups to Watch. Internationally, Eleanor has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, making her first appearance in 2018 when she performed as part of the New Order showcase for UK and Irish acts. She returned to Melbourne the following year with Success Without A Sextape.

On Ireland’s RTÉ, Eleanor has appeared on The Craig Doyle Show, Stand and Deliver, The Panel, The Savage Eye and Republic of Telly. As an actress, Eleanor starred in four series Bridget and Eamon (RTÉ2), Sky One sitcom Moone Boy alongside Chris O’Dowd, and played the role of Mary in a critically acclaimed run of ‘Alone It Stands’ in theatres across Ireland.

Eleanor was really fantastic to work with. I thought she did very well acting as host for the event, and she took the virtual element into her stride. She was a very natural fit for our event. Would be more than happy to work with her again!

Women in Tech Conference 2020

On behalf of the Office of Global Inclusion team and Women+, I’d like to thank Eleanor for joining today’s session. It was a real, honest and helpful conversation that was greatly appreciated. We even had some new people join Women+ off the back of the session, which is amazing!

Viacom, International Women's Day Panel 2021

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Her routines have a touch of whimsy while grounded in astute observation. It means her set sounds fresh and original, without being so wilfully strange it will alienate all but the most dedicated followers