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Tim McGarry is one of the most highly sought after comperes and after dinner speakers working in Northern Ireland today. He is former lawyer, (but please don’t hold that against him) an experienced actor, writer, stand-up comedian and broadcaster who has worked extensively on television, radio and stage.
He is probably most renowned for playing the part of Sinn Fein stalwart Da in 73 episodes of the hugely popular sitcom Give My Head Peace which ran for ten years and was Northern Ireland’s most popular TV show.
Tim has also performed a huge number of different roles (both male and female!) in the BBC NI television sketch show Dry Your Eyes.
He was the host on the Radio Ulster and BBC1 NI television comedy panel show, The Blame Game.
Tim writes and performs the weekly topical “taxi-driver” piece for BBCNI’s popular current affairs TV show Hearts and Minds.
Tim has wide experience as a stand up, solo performer, presenter and after dinner speaker. His one man stand-up show “Tim McGarry’s Irish History Lesson” got a 5 star review in the Belfast Telegraph and toured the entire province to standing ovations.
Married with two children Tim likes to get out of the house as often as possible which is why he has vast experience as an after dinner speaker.
Tim has wowed audiences of all shapes and sizes all across Northern Ireland from intimate parties to large corporate functions. From accountants to golfers to youth groups, from hospital consultants to weddings and footballers Tim is guaranteed to make your audience laugh.
He also is a highly accomplished compere and awards host who will bring professionalism to any occasion as well as providing a light and humorous touch to make any event as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.
Tim is easily pleased and requires only the odd pint of Guinness to keep him going.
His favourite comedians are Stewart Lee, Eddie Izzard and Jim Allister.
“Thank you so much for the craic today. The kids really enjoyed it and looking at the evaluation feedback forms – you were the highlight of the event.”
“Tim was excellent on Friday night…. he was a true pro!”
“Thank you so much for coming along to the event. It went extremely well and we were delighted with your performance. It really uplifted the whole event and the feedback, particularly from the young people, was fantastic. You made their night by talking with them and letting them have photos.
We really hope to work with you again in the future.”
“Tim recently compéred our Fine Wine Challenge event with great reviews. His quick wit and banter injected just the right amount of humour to keep the whole crowd entertained while at the same time managing to make sure the evening ran smoothly. The perfect choice for any corporate event!”