Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy

The Comic ‘i’

  • Susanne Colleary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Susanne Colleary
    Pages 1-9
  3. Susanne Colleary
    Pages 41-66
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    Pages 67-103
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    Pages 104-133
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    Pages 134-166
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-209

About this book


One of the cultural phenomena to occur in Ireland in the last two decades has been the highly successful growth of stand-up comedy as a popular entertainment genre. This book examines stand-up comedy from the perspective of the narrated self, through the prism of the fabricated comedy persona, including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Maeve Higgins.


Stand-up comedy Irish performance Dylan Moran Tommy Tiernan comedy identity Vaudeville

Authors and affiliations

  • Susanne Colleary
    • 1
  1. 1.University College DublinIreland

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