Actor | Comedian | Playwright
Jonny Donahoe is an actor, comedian, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster, musician, orthodox off-spinner, decent slip-catcher and frustrating lower-order batsman.
His one-man show Every Brilliant Thing, which he co-wrote and originally performed, has played more than six hundred times over four continents, including five months off-Broadway at The Barrow Street Theatre. The show was filmed by World of Wonder and screened as a special on HBO. His performance earned him multiple award nominations including a Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award.
Jonny is the frontman of musical-comedy-satirist band, Jonny and the Baptists, as well regularly performing stand-up in his own right. His play “30 Christmases”, (starring himself and Rachel Parris), premiered at The Old Fire Station in Oxford, before transferring to the New Diorama Theatre in London. He has also created a twelve-part series on parenthood with real-life partner Josie Long called “Josie and Jonny Are Having a Baby (With You)” for American Podcast Network, MidRoll. He is currently working on his new play, ‘Forgiveness’.
Follow Jonny on Twitter: @JonnyDonahoe
“One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see … and a phenomenally engaging performance from Jonny Donahoe”
Lyn Gardner in The Guardian on Every Brilliant Thing
”The duo have the political edge of 80s alternative comedy but Jonny Donahoe has the pop soul voice to win X Factor”
Stewart Lee in The Observer on Jonny & The Baptists
“Jonny Donahoe’s intimate, funny and heartbreaking confessional family drama … a Christmas story with a heart and a real twist”
Mark Shenton in The Stage on 30 Christmases
“Jonny Donahoe is smart, endearingly charming, unfailingly polite and genuinely engaged by his subject. Hardly like a stand-up comic at all. This is a lovely hour from a lovely man.”
Kate Copstick in The Scotsman on Class Whore (Stand-Up Show)