“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice”
Liam Fay, The Sunday Times

“comedic story-telling mastery… magnificently funny” ★★★★
Gayle Anderson, The Herald

“Tiernan is masterful without making it look masterful.” ★★★★
Jack Boyles, Chortle

Comedian and writer Eleanor Tiernan (Stand Up For Live Comedy, The Alternative Comedy Experience) is set to debate the merits of releasing a sextape in her first 30 min comedy special, Success Without A Sextape, airing on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 21st February at 7.15pm.

So you still haven’t made your most intimate sexual acts available on pay per view? What?! Not even willing to tweet as much as a naked pic? How old school! In our click-bait, “no such thing as bad publicity” world, Eleanor asks if one can still get ahead without giving it. Success Without A Sextape is a guide for people who give less than 100%.

The special forms part of a rollout of comedy specials from BBC Radio 4 and adds to broadcast credits including Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC3), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), The Blame Game (BBC Northern Ireland), Sunday Morning Live (BBC One), Bridget and Eamon and The Panel (both RTÉ) and The Elephant In The Room with Sarah Millican, News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? (all BBC Radio 4). A successful comedy writer, Eleanor has also written for television such as for ITV2’s comedy game show CelebAbility and has written as well as performed on the hit political satire show Irish Pictorial Weekly (RTÉ) for multiple series.

A critically acclaimed stand-up, Eleanor’s solo shows have featured in The Herald Sun’s ‘must-see shows of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’, The Sunday Times’ ‘Top Ten Female Stand Ups To Watch’ and Chortle’s ‘2019: The ones to watch.’ She has supported acts including Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reginald D. Hunter.

Eleanor frequently writes opinion pieces for the Irish Times, and has written for The i.

Further praise for Eleanor Tiernan

“Funny, fanciful and fearless”
Graham Norton

“Amiably acerbic”
Stewart Lee

“deceptively sharp stand-up”
Jay Richardson, Fest

“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country”
Irish Times

“Tiernan has a uniquely oblique angle on the word, and her routines have a touch of whimsy while grounded in astute observation. It means her set sounds fresh and original, without being so wilfully strange it will alienate all but the most dedicated followers”

“Cliché-free and completely unconventional”
Gayle Anderson, The Herald

For more information, please contact: Perrine Davari at Avalon on PDavari@avalonuk.com or 0207 598 8000