Rory O’Keeffe

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Rory O’Keeffe is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor.

As a stand-up, he has gigged extensively in London and has performed at LeeFest, End of the Road, and Latitude Festival. In 2014, he performed a 40-minute solo show “Rory O’Keeffe is a Fussy Eater” at the Edinburgh Fringe. It went very well but sadly did not cure his fussy eating. In 2015 he took his second solo show to the fringe “Rory O’Keeffe: Job’s Worth”, which again went well but still no major life style changes. In 2016 he took

From 2011-2013, he was a member of confusingly-named sketch comedy trio “Rory & Tim” who took three critically acclaimed shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and won the Audience Choice Award at London SketchFest 2013. In 2014, he wrote for and directed Thunderbards in their Edinburgh show ‘Seconds’ at the Pleasance, and has previously directed sketch comedy for the Oxford Revue in 2010 at the Underbelly.

Acutely well-observed and cringingly funny, this is comedy for a post-recession graduate generation, lumbered with expectations they have nowhere to put and a vague feeling that they might not be up to the task of real life.” –  Fest (4 Stars)

Comic genius. I would recommend it to even the most picky of comedy connoisseurs.”  –  EdFringeReview (5 Stars)

A strong gag-writing ability and a lively imagination.”  Julian Hall, The Stage

Lean, fat-free writing; there is a freshness of ideas and the gag rate is high.” Paul Fleckney, LondonIsFunny

The writing is cutting-edge and original, both absolute genius and utterly hilarious.”

ThreeWeeks (5 Stars)

O’Keeffe seems like one of the nicest guys hanging around at the Fringe. He’s dressed well, is extremely well spoken and would probably charm your mum within about five minutes of setting foot in the door. Plus he’s a pretty funny guy.”
EdFringeReview (awarded Rory “Comedian You Would Most Like To Meet Your Mother”, 2014.)

Credits:

LIVE/STAGE
RORY O’KEEFFE: MONOGLOT Writer/Performer – Self The Pleasance: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Rory O’Keeffe
RORY O’KEEFFE: JOBS WORTH Writer/Performer – Self PBH: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Rory O’Keeffe
RORY O’KEEFFE IS A FUSSY EATER Writer/Performer – Self PBH: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Rory O’Keeffe
RORY & TIM: ON THE HOUSE Writer/Performer PBH: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Matt Perkins
RORY & TIM: GOOD FOR NOTHING Writer/Performer PBH: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Matt Perkins
C.A.R.N Site Specific, Michael OUDS Christopher Adams
FILM
THE MAIDEN Assistant Director Voyelle Productions Daisy Bard

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