"Immaculately woven anecdotal riffs with a smooth pace and a dark twinkle" - The Independent 2020
Described by the country’s longest running comedy club ‘The International’, Ger Staunton is “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland”.
Staunton is a regular headline act in his home country, as well as being one of the most internationally traveled performers to emerge from the green isle. He regularly tours Europe, the UAE, Scandinavia, the UK, and since the return of live entertainment in 2021 he has also brought his shows as far as Iraq and India.
Originally from the West of Ireland, Staunton draws on stories, insights, anecdotes and characters from this unique part of the world, and opens them up to a global audience. Years of experience on front of multicultural clubs and theatres have honed a style material which endears him to all races, backgrounds, ages and demographics.
Since his first solo show in 2017, Staunton’s work ethic has seen him produce a brand new 1-hour of material every year. These shows are toured around Ireland, Europe, and as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The constantly varying demographic of his audience means Staunton works clean when needed. He has performed polished TV sets, daytime ‘chat show’ warm-up spots and hosted events, while also having the ability to add a sprinkle of mischief for the later-night club sets.
As a constantly touring theatre and club comic, advanced booking for anything outside of that is always preferred, but having just recently been awarded the ‘O1 Visa’ to work in the USA as an “Individual with an extraordinary ability”, Staunton is keen to travel even more.
QUOTES / REVIEWS
"Immaculately woven anecdotal riffs with a smooth pace and a dark twinkle" - The Independent
“Incredibly funny” - The Examiner
“One of the best comedy writers in Ireland. An absolute stand out.” - The International Comedy Club, Dublin
"Weaving stories in the true tradition of Irish comedy, Outstanding” - Cosmic Comedy, Berlin