Twenty-one year old Ciaran Lyon is verifiably one of Australia’s fastest-rising stand-up comedy stars and media personalities. Since being awarded the Artists’ Choice award at the Wild West Comedy Fest in 2015 and Next Gen Comedian by the Perth Comedy Festival at just sixteen years of age, Ciaran has been nominated for Best Comedy at FRINGE WORLD, hand-picked by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for their prestigious Comedy Zone showcase of the hottest new comics in Australia and was honoured alongside Tame Impala, Troye Sivan and Danny Green by The Sunday Times as one of WA’s Hottest 100 People of 2016.
With TV and radio credits including regular guest reporting for Channel Ten’s The Project, stand-up performances on ABC TV’s Comedy Bites Gala, triple j’s Good Az Friday live show (broadcast from Melbourne Town Hall for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival), and hosting triple j Breakfast, Ciaran is also an in-demand podcast guest, with appearances on Justin Hamilton’s The Shelf, Wil Anderson and Friends at Splendour in the Grass, and hosting the hugely popular The Dollop live show.
Now based in Sydney, Lyons is a regular at all the major comedy venues and festivals cross Australia and an in-demand MC for events and corporate functions. These have included WA HyperFest Music Festival Mainstage, Peking Duk’s Melbourne Clothing Launch Event and hosting triple j’s RAW comedy state finals in both NSW and WA. Ciaran regularly sells out shows on the comedy festival “circuit”, and is already a firm fixture in Australia’s stand-up comedy and media landscape.