STAND-UP TICKETS: Keara Murphy: Dark One

The List’s “Top Female Comedian”

Radio 4 “Pick of the Week”

Scotland’s “Most Eligible Woman”

BBC Radio Scotland “Christmas Crackers”

Presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s “The Secret Life of Robert Burns” trilogy

The voice and creator of BBC Radio Scotland/Comedy Unit Character,
Mistress MacKenzie


“Murphy acts with 100mph hilarity with her electric stage-presence and her host of characters and sketches. This magnificent production is a genuine delight and Murphy’s charisma so exuberant that I even found myself singing along at one point. Go and see this show right now; you won’t regret it”
(For Silver Scream at The Stand)

THREE-WEEKS
FIVE STARS


CORPORATE

I am also booked regularly for corporate events, after-dinners, sports clubs, black tie balls, celebratory parties and funerals.
See more here: CORPORATE

“Comic genius! She’s Eddie Izzard with less make-up and more Glasgow
~ and what more could we desire?”
THE LIST
four-stars-gold


“A veritable comedic jukebox.”

THE SKINNY
four-stars-gold

“A beautiful piece from a wonderful performer.”
ONE4REVIEW
four-stars-gold


STAND-UP TICKETS:
 Keara Murphy: Dark One

KEARA MURPHY: DARK ONE

 

After the death of her Mother, Murphy explores the secret powers bestowed upon middle-children in large families and how her birth-order shaped her life.
 
The show also celebrates her Mother’s life and legacy with stories spanning three centuries from her Grannie’s youth in a relatively peaceful 19th Century Ireland; her Mammy’s youth in 1930s Ireland – taking in The Second World War, Sectarianism in Northern Ireland and the suppression of Catholic women. And, finally, explores Murphy’s own youth in 1970s Glasgow – where, alongside the Space Hoppers, psychedelic wallpaper and brown flared cords, Sectarianism prevailed.
 
She reminisces on her childhood trips to Belfast on the boat from Ardrossan where fully armed soldiers routinely searched her family car for bombs amongst the Jesus Sandals, picnic hampers and baby bottles – and recalls the many seaside holidays she enjoyed with her siblings along Ireland’s wet and rugged coastlines beyond the barricades.
 
The show includes lighter moments such as Mammy’s parenting tips on raising eight babies whilst also managing to fit in the Crossword in the afternoon, getting to grips with 21st Century technology and ensuring she never missed an episode of Coronation Street.
 
The show is most often hilarious and at times poignantly moving; this is a bitter-sweet show about life in the bumpy lane following three generations of Irish women. And, whilst political in places, the story is told from a very personal perspective.

 

“A genius; she’s Eddie Izzard with less make-up and more Glasgow!” The List
 

This show makes its debut in Leith Before touring Scotland, Ireland, England and Central Europe!

Seating is strictly limited to 50 max.

STAND-UP TICKETS: Keara Murphy: Dark One

KEARA’S STAND UP COMEDY STORY SO FAR…

I have performed stand up comedy since 1998. I have toured across Scotland, the wider UK comedy circuit, Ireland and Central Europe.  I have performed in comedy clubs, dive bars, large theatres, small theatres, a bus, a boat, the street, a graveyard, a lift (USA elevator) and in someone’s living room. No, it wasn’t my mum’s living room, it was an actual gig at a private party in a posh living room in the New Town, Edinburgh.

I have performed in all the major comedy clubs in the UK including The Comedy Store, The Stand, The Frog & Bucket, The Hyena, The Laughter Lounge, The Belfast Empire, Jongleurs, Highlight and
The Gilded Balloon – and many more.

Onstage at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh

Keara Stand Up for Pudsey
“A talent for impersonations which is quite outstanding”

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
four-stars-gold

 

STAND-UP TICKETS: Keara Murphy: Dark One

When I started out I reached the semi-finals of all the major comedy competitions for So You Think You’re Funny, The BBC New Comedy Awards and The Daily Telegraph Open Mic.  I reached the final of Take The Mic – a large cash prize competition run by The Scottish Sun. – Don’t judge me! (Unless you are actually one of the judges)

Onstage at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness…


“Her motormouth delivery makes Ben Elton look like Stephen Hawking”

CHORTLE

 

STAND-UP TICKETS: Keara Murphy: Dark One


ONE-WOMAN SHOWS

Silver Scream: 2002

Travels With My Hipflask: 2006


Little Love Affairs: 2007


Little Love Affairs – Behind Bars: 2008


Good Chat and Some Characters: 2008


Lyre Burd – One Burd; Many Voices: 2009


Travelling Circus: 2010/11


Flypaper For Freaks: 2011/12


Mice and Women: 2013/14

Mistress MacKenzie and Friends: 2015/16

Keara Murphy’s Law: 2016/17

STAND UP TICKETS: Keara Murphy: Dark One

RADIO and TELEVISION

Taggart (ITV/detective drama/19992)


Velvet Soup (BBC 2 Television/sitcom/2002)


Live at The Stand (BBC Radio Scotland/live recording/2012)


The Shark’s Mouth (BBC Radio Scotland/sketch series/2013)


Stand up for Pudsey (BBC Radio Scotland/Live Recording/2013)


Feeling Kind of Funny (BBC Radio Scotland/live recording/2014)


Mistress MacKenzie and Friends (BBC Radio Scotland/sitcom/2014)


Millie Inbetween (CBBC Television/Sitcom/2014)


Christmas Crackers (BBC Radio Scotland “Best of year”/2014)


The Secret Sex Life of Robert Burns (BBC Radio Scotland 2015/Documentary)


The Secret Tax Life of Robert Burns (BBC Radio Scotland 2016/Documentary)


The Secret Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Robert Burns (BBC Radio Scotland 2017/Documentary)


“Murphy acts with 100mph hilarity with her electric stage-presence and her host of characters and sketches. Her show purportedly covers the history of motion pictures but somehow manages to squeeze in a Weakest Link- Style Film Noir competition, a ‘Name-That-Quote’ round, a Wizard of Oz-style sing-a-long and a celebrity puppet show. This magnificent production is a genuine delight and Murphy’s charisma so exuberant that I even found myself singing along at one point. Go and see this show right now; you won’t regret it”

THREE-WEEKS
“Silver Scream”
FIVE STARS

WATCH A LIVE PERFORMANCE


The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh followed by Sidesplitters, Irvine
(This one is a bit dated but a new stand-up reel will be coming shortly – ie; although this is good, I am way better than that now!)


CORPORATE
I am also booked regularly for corporate events, after-dinners, sports clubs, black tie balls, celebratory parties and funerals.
See more here: CORPORATE

STAND-UP TICKETS HERE: Keara Murphy: Dark One


Hosting The Devil’s Cut Cabaret

Keara10

“Edinburgh’s comedy Goddess”
SIDESPLITTERS

I have also appeared regularly on BBC Radio Scotland as a contributor to The Janice Forsyth Culture Studio,  The Comedy Cafe, Celtic Connections, MacAuley & Co – and Live At The Stand Comedy Club.

STAND-UP TICKETS HERE: Keara Murphy: Dark One 

At The Glasgow Comedy Festival

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“Glam, glittery and exudes Glaswegian charm”
SCOTSMAN
four-stars-gold

Sketch and character comedy appearances include BBC Radio Scotland’s spoof documentary, PeopleWatch, where I co- hosted in character as Lorraine Kelly; BBC2’s Sketch Comedy show, Velvet Soup; and the Hollywood comedy films, The Best Man and Joy Division.

Onstage at The Edinburgh Comedy CollectiveLive at The Stand
“Close your eyes and Lorraine Kelly is in the room”
ONE4REVIEW
four-stars-gold

STAND-UP TICKETS HERE: Keara Murphy: Dark One

I also guest regularly with a range of my characters on The Edinburgh Comedy Collective at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh as well as The Speakeasy at The Netherbow Theatre with a range of stories, short plays and comedy monologues. 

Onstage at Hungary For Laughter, Budapest

“A veritable comedic jukebox”
THE SKINNY
four-stars-gold

STAND-UP TICKETS HERE: Keara Murphy: Dark One

Contact me HERE

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