Haven't listened to Jarlath Regan's 'An Irishman Abroad' podcast? Here are some of the best episodes to get you started, from Hozier to Sharon Horgan to the time Regan donated a kidney to his brother.
Jarlath Regan is an Irish standup comedian, writer and illustrator best known for his award-winning interview podcast 'An Irishman Abroad.'
He moved to London in 2013 to throw himself into the standup scene there, and mere months later he began self-producing the 'Irishman Abroad' podcast. Father Ted' creator Graham Linehan was his first guest (not too shabby!).
Since then, Regan has recorded 217 glorious episodes, at times both hilarious and heartbreaking, with guests ranging from fellow funny people Sharon Horgan, Chris O'Dowd, Ardan O'Hanlon, and Des Bishop, to authors and journalists like Cecelia Ahern, Louise O'Neill, Miriam O'Callaghan and Una Mullally, to musical superstars like Boy George, Bob Geldof, and Hozier, to superstar athletes like James McClean, Brian O'Driscoll, and Olympian Annalise Murphy.
Episode 177, from earlier in 2017, is perhaps the most personal, chronicling Regan's journey to Minnesota to donate a kidney to his brother Adrian, in hopes of extending his life by up to 25 years. The standup show he wrote about the experience, “Organ Freeman,” was critically acclaimed and is currently being toured across the U.K. Today he lives with his wife and 7-year-old son in his house in London, from where he continues to self-produce his podcast.
In addition to the podcast, Regan has published two books with Transworld ("How To Break Bad News” and “Putting A Ring On It"). He has performed his standup at festivals across the world and on television shows such as 'Live At The Palladium' and 'Last Comic Standing' and opened for acts such as Marc Maron, Jack Whitehall and Dylan Moran.
In the coming months, we'll be sharing more of Regan's podcasts with you, so to get ready check out a few of our favorites here!