About Joe 

About Joe 

Joe Rooney is a stand up comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician and podcaster. Although performing is his bread and butter he is currently studying a Multimedia degree course in DCU and aims to diversify into documentary and film making. 
 
In the last 20 years Joe has performed stand up comedy from Moscow to Muscat and everywhere in between. He has brought his stand up shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Kansas City Irish Festival as well as a host of festivals in Ireland. 
Joe Rooney Comedian live on stage doing a stand up routine
The intensity he puts into his singing and character acting is on another level. His act rolls along smoothly and nothing felt forced….great stand up, excellent storytelling and full of gags. 
Chortle 2019 *** 
Joe Rooney, comedian, musician, screenwriter, actor, all round talent
Rooney is very funny, but it is with his guitar in his hands that he becomes unmissable. 
The Stage **** 
Joe Rooney comedian, stand up and musician
Using his guitar to embody Elvis as God or singing a traditional Irish Sean-nós song about a girl in love with a terrorist, Rooney embodies confidence and enthrals his audience. 
The Skinny (2018)*** 
He is best known for his role as Father Damo in Father Ted and his role as Timmy in the long running RTE sitcom Killinaskully. He also wrote on two seasons of Killinaskully. 
 
As an actor he has appeared in the feature films South (2016 dir. Gerard Walsh), Poster Boys (2020 Dir. Dave Minogue) and Wretch (2018 dir. Mathew Dunehoo), in the Gaeity Theatre production of John B Keane’s The Chastitute and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a stage version of The Shawshank Redemption
On his podcast Podarooney he has interviewed people as diverse as Aidan Gillan, Shazia Mirza and Sean Locke. 
On his podcast Podarooney he has interviewed people as diverse as Aidan Gillan, Shazia Mirza and Sean Locke. 
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