Colin Murphy (comedian)

Colin Murphy
Birth name Colin Murphy
Born (1968-07-16) 16 July 1968
Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland
Nationality Northern Irish
Notable works and roles

Colin Murphy is a Northern Irish comedian. He was born on 16 July 1968, in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland and now lives in south Belfast. He is best known for his television work hosting and co-writing The Blizzard of Odd, The Unbelievable Truth, and as resident panelist on The Blame Game for BBC Northern Ireland and The Panel for RTÉ.

He has also acted in the film Divorcing Jack with Rachel Griffiths and David Thewlis.

Public appearances

Murphy mainly tours in Ireland and usually hosts the comedy show in The Empire Bar, Belfast. He occasionally appears at other venues in the UK such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has performed at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and Just for Laughs. He was host of Queen's comedy club, which ran in the Mandela Hall of the Queen's Students' Union until 2018.

Television credits

Murphy has appeared on the following programmes:

  • Elvis Has Left the Building
  • This Is Ireland
  • All New Comedy Store (Five & Paramount)
  • Comic Asides 2
  • Hey Hey It’s Saturday (Channel 9 Australia)
  • The Stand Up Show
  • Don't Shoot the Messenger
  • The Return of the Empire
  • Something for the Weekend
  • Eureka Street
  • Big Bad World
  • People Like Us
  • I Fought the Law
  • Colin Murphy's Paper Chase
  • Colin Murphy's Great Unanswered Questions
  • "The Blizzard of Odd" (RTÉ)
  • "The Panel" (RTÉ)
  • "The Blame Game"
  • "Xit File" (RTÉ)
  • "Xit Poll" (RTÉ)
  • "The Will Of The People"
  • "Ad Fads"
  • "TV Fads"
  • "Hey Ho Lets Go!" (RTÉ)


Murphy has done charity work for Plan Ireland, including making a film about work done by the charity.[1]


  1. "Comedian Colin Murphy becomes part of it". Plan Ireland. Archived from the original on 13 February 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
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