“Small in stature, not in talent” - The Scotsman
Tiernan Douieb is a stand-up comedian, writer and podcaster, known for his ‘very funny but fiercely political’ (Time Out) comedy, that takes a critical but accessible view of current politics, all while somehow still having a smile on his bearded face.
He has been a regular tour support for Frankie Boyle over the last 4 years and is well known on the political comedy circuit, having regularly performed at Andy Zaltzman’s Political Animal and worked with Mark Thomas on both his theatre shows and charity benefits.
Tiernan hosts a weekly podcast called Partly Political Broadcast which was recently rated by the Observer (June 2018) as one of their top ten political podcasts. It's also previously been recommended by British Comedy Guide and Red Magazine as essential listening in the run up to last year’s election. The show, which started as a series of YouTube webisodes, combines 30 minutes of brand new comedy about the past week’s political happenings, and interviews with experts, campaigners and journalists who clearly explain a current issue to Tiernan and the listeners. Through this podcast Tiernan has written for politics.co.uk and Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money.
Tiernan has many Twitter followers and his political jokes are regularly featured in national newspapers, as well as The Poke, Twitter Moments and other news and comedy sites.
Tiernan has performed numerous times at the Edinburgh Fringe and currently has three shows on NextUpComedy.com, including his most recent Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Miserably Happy’, about the benefits of being stuck in an echo chamber. Other shows include; 'The Worlds Full of Idiots, Lets Live in Space' (2015), 'Tiernan Douieb Vs The World' (2011), ‘Littlest Things’ (2010) and '28 Years Later’ (2009).
A talented comedy actor, Tiernan played 'PC Karl Peabody' in Telly Juice's sitcom MARSHAL'S LAW and had a memorable cameo in C4's FRESH MEAT.
Tiernan’s comedy has taken him all around the world and he's particularly popular in Scandinavia. He's also supported Jim Jefferies on tour, worked as warm up for Mark Watson’s, ‘We Need Answers’ (BBC4) and 'Dick and Dom’s Funny Business’ (BBC1).
Meanwhile as co-director of the Comedy Club 4 Kids, Tiernan regularly performs comedy for 6-11 year olds across the UK and runs comedy workshops for older children. As an offshoot to this, Tiernan has recently co-written and started touring ‘How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?’ a show that explains British parliamentary democracy to children aged 7+. His co-writer, Tatton Spiller, previously worked at the parliamentary education service and is the creator of simplepolitics.co.uk
'The Santa Claus Science Experiment' (which he co-wrote & co-starred in with Howard Read), delighted audiences at the Bloomsbury Theatre. His other hit children's stage show, “The Adventurer’s Club- The Great Arctic Caper”, (co-written & performed with Tim Fitzhigham), received 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe ands was recently optioned for television.
When Tiernan appeared on CBBC’s THE SLAMMER he scored the highest score ever on the clapometer!