There’s nothing bland or predictable about this stand-up comic. Brendan’s Liverpudlian accent and lively blend of anecdotes, gags and inspired improvisation bring a refreshing blast of cheerful North Western humour and make him a sought after host and headline act at major comedy venues, Universities and festivals:
- Regular gigs: Jongleurs Comedy Clubs, Rawhide, Jesters, Hyena, Baby Blue etc.
- Happy Days solo show sell out at Southport Comedy Festival
- Liverpool 3 show (with Simon Bligh & Steve Gribbin) - sell out Liverpool Comedy Festival
- Kulture Vulture’ solo show sell out at Liverpool Comedy Festival, Royal Court Theatre ‘Best of Liverpool’ show (successive years as host & guest performer)
- International bookings include Singapore and Dubai.
- Edinburgh, Liverpool and Leicester Comedy Festivals - ‘Comedy Sushi’ (solo show)
- Edinburgh - Fringe Sunday (host) + Festival Fringe Launch party (featured performer)
- C4 So You Think Your’e Funny (regional host)
- BBC New Act Of The Year (regional host)
- Isle of Man tour during TT Races + Santa Pod bikers rally (host)
"unpretentious likeability ... gregarious, enthusiastic, cheeky and talkative ... Riley can be relied on to do the job required of him - to make the audience laugh" Chortle
“One of the brighter names from the North West .. a great compere” Guardian
“incredibly refreshing” **** Metro
‘Irreverent, inventive and most importantly hilarious’ Liverpool Daily Post
“excellent interaction with the audience ... A+ to Mr Riley” BBC online
“Brendan Riley does the business ... bouncy and engaging” The Scotsman
“ Worth the price of the admission alone .. Scouse wit and raconteur who holds the show together and doesn’t so much warm up the crowd as set them on fire” Lancashire Evening Post
“I have never, ever seen so many bikers crying tears of laughter in my life” 100% Biker Mag
Stand-Up Comedy - weekly comedy courses in conjuction The Liverpool Comedy Trust Happyness - corporate comedy workshops held in the workplace.
corporate clients include:
Halo Living - 2 day launch event
Living Room - leisure launch
hosted Liverpool press launch Live Smart on board moving double decker bus
Product Promotion University tour ‘The Perfect Match’ live comedy gameshow (host - 22 dates)
tv & radio credits - comedy
Gagging For It (Granada)
Funny Business (C4)
Look North West (BBC)
Stand Up (Granada, Pebble Mill (BBC)
Spanking New on 7 (BBCR7)
The Next Big Thing (BBC)
Regular acting appearances Coronation Street & Hollyoaks
tv & radio credits - presenter
2007 - Brendan is regularly invited in as a guest and has this year appeared on:
BBC Wales with Rhod Gilbert, BBC Radio Merseyside with Linda Mcermott and Billy Butler, BBC Radio Leeds and R5Live.
2005 - 2006 incl.- BBCR Merseyside 'Life Of Riley' guest slot + 'Comedy Correspondent'
2006 - City Radio guest presenter over a number of weeks with Neil Atkinson.
2005 - BBCR Merseyside Liverpool Festival 'Comedy Correspondent' daily section
Juice FM - co-presented weekly comedy show
Men & Motors (Granada TV)
The Close Guide (Discovery)
What’s New (Granada) - wrote and presented preview on Manchester Festival)
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