Colin is a Belfast based stand-up comedian, TV presenter, writer and actor. He has ben an almost permanent fixture on television screens in the north and south of Ireland for over two decades. 

He started out in the early ninties in the infamous Empire Laughs Back Comedy club and the Queens Comedy Club in Belfast. In fact he was the resident host of the Queens Comedy Club for over 20 years. 

He has played the Edinburgh festival many times. The first was as an actor with Sightlines Theatre Company in a production of Dogman, a reworking of Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, in 1995. He returned the following year as a stand up and performed runs there until 2004. He has played all the major comedy festival in the world including Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Dublin and Kilkenny.

Colin's first regular TV gig was in 2001 as the host and co-writer of the critically acclaimed cult satirical television and film review show, The Blizzard Of Odd on RTE 2 in Dublin.

His next major TV show was as a regular on The Panel in 2004, a topical news show again on RTE 2. The original line up included Dara O'Briein, Ed Byrne, Andrew Maxwell and Colin. 

On the BBC Colin appeared in a variety of network shows. As a stand-up and as an actor. He acted in two episodes of the BAFTA winning comedy series People Like Us. On ITV appeared alongside Ardal O'Hanlon in Big Bad World.

On the Big screen he featured in the Belfast set award winning movie, Divorcing Jack with David Thewlis and The Most Fertile Man in Ireland with James Nesbit.

 

He is best known in Northern Ireland as a regular panellist on the award winning topical news comedy show The Blame Game, which has been running since 2005.

He tours regularly and in 2020 began recording a Podcast,

Colin Murphy's Diversion Tactics.

Colin is also an artist and has had his work exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast.

 

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