Lifford comedian Ryan Cullen – one of the rising stars of the Irish comedy world – has been nominated for a top award.
Cullen has been short-listed for ‘Best Comedian’ in the Pure M Awards 2017, it has been confirmed.
Cullen is nominated alongside the likes of Tommy Tiernan, PJ Gallagher, Eric Lalor and Cian Twomey.
Cullen had his first solo show in Ireland in November when he performed his show ‘Safe Word’ at Whelan’s in Dublin.
The show sold out in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival.
Ryan, who has been compared to comedy legend Jimmy Carr, has performed at prestigious clubs such as Empire Comedy Club, The International Comedy Club, The Laughter Lounge, The Stand (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle), and has won several national comedy competitions.
He is a former student at St Columba’s College, Stranorlar and previously supported Neil Delamare before winning the Capital Comedy Club competition in 2013.
He also works as a writer for RTE’s ‘Republic of Telly’ and ‘Callan’s Kicks’, as well as working on the FACTS youtube channel which currently has almost 700,000 subscribers and 200 million views since its inception in summer 2014.