Ciarán Dowd is an Irish comedian, actor and writer and winner of the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. His debut solo show Don Rodolfo was described as “the single funniest thing you will see this year” (Telegraph). He returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year with the third and final instalment of this character in King Rodolfo which received ★★★★ from The Telegraph and the Times.
In 2021 he adapted the show into a short for BBC2 which received stellar reviews such as “a perfect ten minutes” (The Sunday Times).
Ciarán has appeared in Sky Shorts: Diane from Accounts (Sky Arts), Bad Sisters (Apple), Marriage (BBC1), The Duchess (Netflix), Josh (BBC1), Semi Detached (BBC2), GameFace (E4/Hulu), Zapped (Dave), The Reluctant Landlord (Sky), Fighting With My Family (Film4), and has made the most guest appearances on Drunk History (Comedy Central).
Ciarán was a member of the critically acclaimed sketch group BEASTS. BEASTS have made numerous appearances on BBC Radio 4, were nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Awards in 2014 and their sell out shows were among the top reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, 2015 and 2016.