Christian can charm any room and not just because he’s Irish. He’s a comedian and an actor and has been performing stand-up since 2009, bringing him all over UK and Ireland, to the Edinburgh Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Described by The Scotsman as a ‘genial performer, relaxed and natural’ as well as ‘friendly, funny and clever’.

He was one of the finalists in Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball ‘World’s Shortest Gig’ (he lost out to a magician called Piff in an ill-fitting green dragon suit), came runner-up in the Galway Comedy Festival ‘Comedy Slam’, brought his show “Hello Cruel World” to Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award.

In August 2013, he brought his show “Funeral Addict” to the Free Sisters at the Edinburgh Free Festival Fridge and was runner-up in the Edinburgh Heat of the BBC New Comedy Award.

He’s been seen in Neil Delamere’s ‘Holding out for a Hero’ on RTE television and was part of “Live at the Sunflower”, a stand-up radio show showcasing comedy talent in Ireland on BBC Radio Ulster.

He’s brought four full solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival including ‘Christian Talbot is Shite at Being Irish’ and ‘C60’ and performed in a one-man play called ‘Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful’, which was awarded 5 stars, with Broadway Baby saying, ‘Christian Talbot gives an excellent solo performance… an incredibly good piece of work.’

This year, he performs a double act show at the Edinburgh Fringe with Rosie Holt called, ‘Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand The Sight Of Each Other’ as well as a new one-man play called, ‘Bluebeard’s Ghost’.

He produces a fortnightly podcast with Rosie Holt called ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’, about first crushes, first kisses, first loves, heartbreaks and bedroom disasters with guests such as Nick Helm, Bethany Black and Mark Watson.

Christian Talbot will be on your screens in 2018 in BBC sitcom ‘Soft Border Control’. Find out more.

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  • “An absolutely engaging performer. The woman next to me nearly dislocated something, so much was she laughing. Can’t say fairer than that.” – The Scotsman
  • “Talbot may call himself ‘Shite at Being Irish’ but when it comes to putting together a good show, well, he’s great at that.” – ★★★★ Broadway Baby
  • “Talbot has a show which has the potential to be a hit at home and abroad.” – ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
  • “There is a self confessed air of disappointment surrounding Talbot’s life, but there is nothing but happiness and laughter in his show” –Three Weeks
  • “Talbot was confident and focused, winning warm chuckles with each meticulously crafted punchline” – Belfast Telegraph