Gráinne Maguire is a stand up comedian, comedy writer and actor.


She has performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 with her show “We Need to Talk About Bonnets”, 2012 with “Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having More Fun?”  2013 with “Gráinne Maguire’s One Hour All Night Election Show” and 2016 with “Gráinne Maguire; Great People Making Great Choices”.

She has also performed at The Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival and The Cats Laugh Festival in Kilkenny.

As a comedian she has appeared on BBC1′s “Question Time”, “Daily Politics”,  ITV1′s “Agenda”, Comedy Central’s ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience”, RTE’s “The Year That’s In It”,  BBC 3′s Free Speech, Radio 5 Live’s “Seven Day Sunday” & “Hit List”, Radio 4’s “The Now Show” “Stephen K  Amos’ An Idiots Guide” “Front Row” and “Women’s Hour”.

She has written for Channel Four’s “Alternative Election Night” “8 Out of 10 Cats” and Radio 4’s “News Quiz” “Ayres on Air” “Listomania” “Dead Ringers” “Dilemna” “The Now Show” and “NewsJack” which she also script edits. In 2015, the Newsjack episode she script edited the Rose D’Or for Best Radio Comedy.

She also hosts the popular monthly topical night and podcast “What Has The News Ever Done For Me?”.


On 2016′s “Gráinne Maguire; Great People Making Great Choices”

**** “Hilarious” The Scotsman

**** “one of the best structured hours of material at the Fringe”

**** “A brilliant story teller” The Nouse

“Razor sharp” The Skinny

**** Edinburgh Festivals

**** The Herald

****Three Weeks


On 2013′s “Gráinne Maguire’s All Night One Hour Election Show”

The Skinny ****
Three Weeks ****
Fringe Guru ****
“An exciting and original voice” Fest

On 2012′s ‘Where Are All The Fun Places And Are Lots of People There Having More Fun?’

★★★★ [Read the review]

Three Weeks



“An exceptional comedy mind with  a terrific comedic intelligence zipping about in the background, throwing out deft wordplay and stunning surrealism. A hilarious and entertaining hour”
The Skinny 

On 2010′s “We Need to Talk About Bonnets”

Acutely observed and brilliantly delivered, she’s an instantly charming performer. Broadway Baby ****

It’s brilliant- a very funny show. Fringe Guru ****

Very silly, very subtle and rather wonderful. What’s On Stage ****