Brendan Riley - Comic / Presenter / Actor

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“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

There's nothing bland or predictable about this stand-up comic. Brendan's Liverpudlian accent and lively blend of anecdotes, gags and inspired improvisation brings a refreshing blast of cheerful North Western humour and makes him a sought after headline act and MC.

Stand Up Comedian

Brendan is a popular headline act and compere who can perform up to 40 minute sets as well as solo theatre shows. Brendan also hosts events and has presented for many corporate clients. Brendan is also the director of the successful Southport Comedy Festival which is now in its 7th year.  

Brendan has toured all over the UK and abroad in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Dubai and many overseas performances for the Ministry of Defence including a tour of Afghanistan in 2014.

Over the last three years Brendan has performed in Europe for TED Talent working for Sensatori Resorts (Thompson Holidays).


“a great compare” - The Guardian
“unpretentious likeability ... gregarious, enthusiastic, cheeky and talkative" - Chortle
“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

TV & Radio Credits

Gagging For It (Granada)
Funny Business (C4)
Stand Up (Granada)
Pebble Mill (BBC)
Spanking New on 7 (BBCR7)
The Next Big Thing (BBC)
Men & Motors (Granada TV)
The Close Guide (Ch4)
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Radio Leeds
BBC Radio Merseyside

Contact Brendan Riley Direct 07770591625 or via this website