He had a good job and a degree and everything but Colm O’Regan gave it all up to try and be a comedian. He is also a columnist, broadcaster and anything else that will keep the wolf from the door. He heard there was fierce money in books so he has written five – the three bestselling books of Irish Mammies, Bolloxology, a title which neatly sums up his skillset and Ann Devine, Ready for Her Close-Up.
Colm O’Regan is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, columnist, broadcaster and author. He writes a weekly column for the Irish Examiner and has written for national online and print media on both sides of the Irish Sea. Colm is also a columnist with RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime, BBC World Service’s In The Balance and BBC World News’ Talking Business. He also writes and presents RTÉ’s occasional comedy programme, Colm O'Regan Wants a Word. As a stand-up comedian, he has performed all over the world and he has appeared on RTÉ’s Late Late Show and on Comedy Central. Colm also set up and runs the @irishmammies Twitter account which has over 220,000 followers and was the inspiration behind his three bestselling books of Irish Mammies. His most recent bestseller was Bolloxology. From Dripsey in County Cork, Colm now lives in Dublin but he’s up and down that road a good bit.