Eleanor Tiernan is a beautiful, smart, funny woman from Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.
This confuses most people because they think Athlone is in Westmeath. Some of it is. Eleanor wants to clear up the confusion… and make people laugh.
Since starting comedy she has performed at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Galway Comedy Festival, in Best of Irish at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Iveagh Gardens Comedy Festival and was a Semi-finalist in the Paramount Comedy’s “So You Think You’re Funny?” competition.
Within just a year of starting stand-up Eleanor was asked to perform in Dublin’s Vicar St for the RTE production “The Liffey Laughs”, and BBC’s “One Night Stand”.
In 2007, she starred in the play Help!, which she wrote with her two cousins and performed with great success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and, more recently, at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2008. She also made her solo show debut at Edinburgh in 2008 to critical acclaim.
Eleanor has recently completed 120 shows as the support act for Tommy Tiernan’s ‘Bovinity’ Tour, playing to over 120,000 people.