Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan


Eleanor Tiernan is a stand-up comedian and writer with numerous TV credits including Stand Up For Live Comedy and Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience. She has also supported some of the biggest names in comedy including Stewart Lee, Jason Manford, Iliza Shlesinger and Ardal O’Hanlon.

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Eleanor enjoying a cup of tea

Comedian and writer Eleanor Tiernan has featured on Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC3), Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and she has supported acts including Iliza Shlesinger, Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reginald D. Hunter. She has been a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? and The Blame Game (BBC Northern Ireland). most recently Eleanor appears in Holding, a new TV adaptation of Graham Norton’s debut novel.

Her solo shows regularly receive rave reviews (33 must-see shows of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Herald Sun) and she has been featured on Sunday Times list of Top Ten Female Stand Ups To Watch and Chortle’s 2019: The ones to watch.

She has been invited to perform at Montreal Just For Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy, Kilkenny Cat Laughs. Vodafone Comedy Festival (Dublin), Latitude and Glastonbury.


Alongside her stand up career, Eleanor is a successful comedy writer, writing for ITV2’s comedy game show CelebAbility hosted by fellow comedian, and popular voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling and co-wrote an episode of his sitcom Buffering for ITV2. She has written and performed on the critically acclaimed political satire show Irish Pictorial Weekly (RTÉ) for multiple series and frequently writes opinion pieces for the Irish Times, and has written for The i.

Eleanor’s style is “deceptively sharp” (Fest Mag) and filled with her trademark acerbic wit.

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