Resident roving reporter and Georgia Salpa’s love interest on RTÉ’s hugely popular Republic of Telly, Bernard makes his highly anticipated DeBarra’s debut in March 2015 returning to his first love, stand up.
Bernard also recently hosted The RTÉ Two New Comedy Awards alongside Jennifer McGuire, in a nationwide search to find the best in new stand-up
“Bernard O’Shea is a fizzing, iridescent ball of sheer energy; a fast- talking, fast-thinking comedian who invigorates a room with his presence.”
The Scotsman (5 star review) “More than any show I have seen this Fringe, I desperately want to see it again. It is O’Shea’s first show in Edinburgh and is endlessly delightful and surprising. glorious vulnerabilities and fabulous impromptu raging that reminds you how extraordinary stand-up can be.”
Bernard was chosen to perform at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2005 and is a regular at numerous comedy festivals including The Cat
Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny and The Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin. His Edinburgh Fringe debut received a 5 star review from the Scotsman in 2008.
The Sunday Times (Britain and Ireland) “The depth of his freewheeling comic talent is obvious.”
Hotpress Magazine “Left-field imaginative but not up its arse lovely comedy.”
The Irish Independent “One for the future amazing routines from out of nowhere and beautiful crafted songs.”