BBernard is currently the host of the 2fm show, Breakfast Republic, alongside Jennifer Zamparelli and Keith Walsh.
His entrance into the comedy scene saw him winning the Harp Newcomer Comedy Award in 2000 before performing at the BBC Newcomer Awards the same year. He was chosen to perform at the invitation-only Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival and has since become a regular at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs in Kilkenny. His Edinburgh Fringe debut received five star reviews.
Since then, he has co-written sketches on Today FM, co hosted the Bernard and Keith Show on i105-107 before going on to host The Republic of Telly. Following the huge success of his sketches with Jennifer Zamparelli, he starred in and co-wrote the spin off series for RTÉ2, Bridget and Eamon.
• Bridget and Eamon (RTÉ)
• The Republic of Telly
• The Panel
• Naked Camera
• Just for Laughs
• The Byrne Ultimatum
• Newcomer Awards
• The Café
• The Liffey Laugh (RTÉ)
• Touching People (RTÉ)
• Co-Host Breakfast Show 2fm
• Co-Host Breakfast Show on i105107
• Tj and Tj comedy Insert The Last Word Today Fm
• Contribuitor/Guest The Ray Darcy Show Today Fm
“The depth of his freewheeling comic talent is obvious.” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“Left-field imaginative but not up its arse lovely comedy.” HOTPRESS MAGAZINE
“One for the future amazing routines from out of nowhere and beautiful crafted songs.” THE IRISH INDEPENDENT
“Bernard O’Shea is a fizzing, iridescent ball of sheer energy; a fast-talking, fast-thinking comedian who invigorates a room with his presence.” CHORTLE
“More than any show I have seen this Fringe, I desperately want to see it again. It is O’Shea’s first show in Edinburgh and is endlessly delightful and surprising. glorious vulnerabilities and fabulous impromptu raging that reminds you how extraordinary stand-up can be.” ***** THE SCOTSMAN
Bernard’s own website: bernardoshea.ie