Dylan Moran

Active - 1999 - 2014  |   Born - Nov 3, 1971 in Navan, County Meath, Ireland  |   Genres - Comedy

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Actor, writer, and comedian Dylan Moran has been making a mark in comedy since the age of 20, when he tested his skills at stand-up in the early '90s. Moran continues to perform at various international comedy festivals, and is known for his role as David in Shaun of the Dead, as well as a quirky bookshop owner in the popular British sitcom Black Books, which he also co-wrote. Moran can be seen alongside Hank Azaria and Simon Pegg in Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007).

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  • Came to comedy at the age of 20 when he saw Ardal O'Hanlon perform at the Comedy Cellar in Dublin.
  • At 24, he was the youngest ever winner of Edinburgh's Perrier award which began his career as a comedian; leading to his first major tour Gurgling For Money in 1997.
  • Was named as "the greatest comedian, living or dead" by Le Monde in 2007.
  • Got the inspiration for his role as Bernard in Black Books from a bookseller in Dublin who "looked like he had swallowed a cup of sour milk".
  • In 2012 he became the first ever Irish stand-up comedian to perform in Russia.