Caimh McDonnell


Manchester Evening News

He’s warm, vigorous and charming.


Caimh McDonnell is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and TV writer.

In his time on the British stand-up circuit, he has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. He performs at all the major clubs and is equally at home doing a set or acting as MC. He regularly supports Sarah Millican on tour and he brings a new stand-up show to the Edinburgh Festival most years.

He released his debut novel A Man With One of Those Faces in 2016 which hit Amazon bestseller charts on both sides of the Atlantic. It has now become book one in his Dublin Trilogy, with The Day That Never Comes having been released in early 2017.

He also created the irreverent live show Panelbeaters with Gary Delaney, which was optioned for TV by Jason Manford’s production company.

When not doing all that, Caimh is in great demand as a writer for TV. He has written for the hit BBC2 show The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. 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 of Royle Family fame.