Barry Murphy

(02 Jul 2008)

Barry forms part of the satirical trio Aprés Match and appears regularly on TV impersonating mainly famous soccer stars and pundits.

Barry Murphy is often remembered for the six years he spent as a member of the cult comedy trio, Mr Trellis, with Kevin Gildea and Ardal O Hanlon. He is the co-founder of the Comedy Cellar - Ireland's longest running comedy venue, and is easily recognised as one of the "ten kings of Irish Comedy over the last 20 years" (Hot Press Magazine).

Barry is an hilarious after-dinner speaker and regularly adopts the role of a guest foreign consultant, invited to discuss the organisation and potentially individuals in the room. Previous clients include Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank, Ulster Bank, Anglo Irish Bank, Investment Fund Managers, to name but a few.

An avid golfer, Barry is a popular guest at corporate golf days and will entertain your guests with humour and style. Clients include; O2, European Tour (Irish Seniors open), AIB, Ulster Bank, McNamara builders, Ronan Keating Golf Classics, Vitners, Christina Noble Foundation, Eamonn Coughlan Classic, Alphyra, Gary Kelly Golf Classic and C&C.

Barry provides an alternative and comical slant on conference presentations. He buries himself in the company and re-emerges as a visiting consultant who incorporates slides of sales figures/targets, Christmas parties, advertising campaigns, company outings etc in his presentation. His approach ensures that delegates embrace the ideas outlined in the conference and enjoy an extremely humourous and uplifting presentation.

Barry is a popular event host and has successfully hosted The Irish Film Awards; two Amnesty "Best Of Irish" Showcases for Granada TV, the Irish Business Internet Awards, as well as numerous corporate and charity functions. Just ask Renault, Levis, Thorn EMI, Pan International, ICS, Microsoft.

Some testimonials….

”What Barry did with our slides on best practice internal auditing was hilarious! The gala dinner was brought alive with a send up of the day’s proceedings – a must for every conference.” -Michael Bullock. Institute of Internal Auditors

“A great success! Barry captured and delivered what we wanted. Lots of laughs cleverly plotted around the use of internal corporate material. Barry created new material from some very commonplace corporate slides ensuring that it fit perfectly with the theme of our event.” - Jim Hamilton. BDO Simpson Xavier

"Barry Murphy's German alter ego, Gunter, is as laugh-a-loud funny as it is satirical. He deserves to be bigger than Riverdance and The Corrs put together" - Brian Boyd, Irish Times

"Subtly mischievous, always teasing, this clever comic works the audience like a chin-wagging barman" - The Scotsman

Call us now to book Barry Murphy on 01 6190243 or email


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