Colin has played sell out shows throughout Ireland and at the biggest and best comedy festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal, and of course Kilkenny Cat Laughs.
His distinct fusion of edgy “in your face” topical satire, with acute observational material make him a highly original and much sought after performer.
For the last decade, He has been an almost permanent fixture on Irish television. From a long list of credits his highlights have included the five years he was the writer and presenter of, the highly regarded and critically acclaimed, Blizzard of Odd followed by a six year stint on the hugely successful The Panel for RTE.
On the BBC he is a regular panelist on topical news show The Blame Game and his own Great Unanswered Questions, which airs on television, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 4. He presented Murphy and O’Kane Do…Le Football with Jake O’Kane for BBC One Northern Ireland as part of their coverage for Euro 2016.
Colin has also acted in a wide range of productions from award winning BBC drama Holy Cross to the BAFTA nominated comedy series People Like Us.
His live DVD, Happy in Menace, is available now.
“He explains why wasps should be used in crowd control. He knows what goes through a sprinter’s mind after six seconds. From Liverpool to Queensland, Murphy brings out the best in all of us.” THREE WEEKS
“The Belfast comedian even sent the Perrier judges away chuckling. A natural performer, superb mimic and proof that straight stand-up is still hard to beat.” DAILY EXPRESS (Fringe Top Ten)
“He is distinguishably good.. His delivery is immaculate, ultra-fast but never unintelligible. More infectiously, he has a knack of making each member of the audience feel like a friend, delivering pin-sharp observations in the form of sharedconfidences..Hilarious, although his mime piece illustrating an English person having sex could do untold damage to the nation’s sexual health.” THE GUARDIAN (Dave Simpson)
“Proving that swearing is both big and clever, Murphy paces the stage with great confidence in his material. With superb stage presence and upbeat enthusiasm, the show is a great presentation of all that is great and good in stand-up comedy.” EVENING NEWS (Sharon Cribbin)
“Deep indeed is the joy to find a man content to go on stage armed with nothing more than a microphone and a wickedly sharp sense of humour. Perrier judges visited lately and left impressed. You will be too.” DAILY EXPRESS (Graham Caldwell)
“Sold out after rave reviews, this virtuoso of the F word, who gleefully explains that swearing is just a way of life to the Irish and then proceeds to demonstrate his extensive repertoire. Murphy does a damn good impression of a hard-edged comedian, the twinkle in his eye somehow as threatening as any manner of extremist Ulster spokesmen, and obviating the need to bully the audience. As an aggressive charmer, he’s unlikely to be bettered this year.” THE INDEPENDENT (Steve Jelbert)
“Do not leave Edinburgh without hearing Colin Murphy explain the importance of word order when using the word fxxxing, or listening to him decline the related verb. Colin Murphy has a laugh-per-minute rating to which many higher-profile comics can only aspire. He is endlessly, genuinely, extremely funny. See it now because it is hard to believe he could get much better.” THE SCOTSMAN (Kate Copstick)