Caimh McDonnell

“Superb” Manchester Evening News

In his decade on the British stand-up circuit, Caimh McDonnell has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. He performs regularly at all the major clubs (Comedy Store, Highlight, The Glees, Jongleurs) and is equally at home doing a set or acting as MC. He has also performed internationally, doing stand-up tours of the Far East, the Middle East and once, the near east (Norwich). Caimh returned to the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 with his hour long stand-up show, ‘The Art of Conversation’.When not performing stand-up, Caimh is in great demand as a writer for TV. He has recently worked on the hit BBC2 show ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’ and the SKY sports/comedy panel show ‘A League of Their Own’. He also works as a children’s TV writer and was BAFTA nominated for the CBBC animated series ‘Pet Squad’ which he created. He was a winner in the BBC’s Northern Laffs sitcom writing competition, where he was lucky enough to be mentored by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey of ‘Royle Family’ fame.