Fred Cooke (comedian)

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Fred Cooke
Born 27 August 1980 (age 39)
Residence Kells, County Meath, Ireland
Occupation Comedian, actor
Years active 2009–present
Television The Tommy Tiernan Show
The Savage Eye

Frederick 'Fred' Cooke (born 27 August 1980) is a stand-up comedian and actor from Kells, County Meath, Ireland.[1]


In 2011, Cooke began touring regularly with his stand-up playing the Irish comedy circuit including the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival.[2] That same year he made his debut at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show, 'Comfort in Chaos' for which Chortle named him "Ireland's Most Unique Stand-Up."[3]

Between 2009 and 2016, Cooke appeared in various sketches on the RTÉ comedy show, Republic of Telly.

In 2012, Cooke played various roles in David McSavage's comedy sketch show The Savage Eye. He also had a guest role in the BBC comedy series, Vexed.

Throughout 2014 and 2015, Cooke was one of the lead pranksters on RTÉ's hidden camera show, The Fear.[4]

In 2015, Cooke wrote and starred in his own comedic documentary, Operation Transportation: Highway to Kells for RTÉ2 which followed him learning to drive at the age of 35.[5][6]

As of 2017, Cooke has been the announcer on his friend Tommy Tiernan's chat show, The Tommy Tiernan Show. Thats same year he had a guest role in the RTÉ comedy series, Bridget & Eamon.

He appeared on the 2019 series of the Irish edition of Dancing with the Stars.[7]



Year Title Role
2009–2016 Republic of Telly Various characters
2012 The Savage Eye Various characters
2012 Vexed Stefan Maier
2017 Bridget & Eamon Seanie
2017–present The Tommy Tiernan Show Announcer
2019 Dancing with the Stars (Ireland) Himself


  1. ^ "Fred Cooke: My Leaving Cert – 'I told the examiner I spent £300 a week on sweets'"The Irish Times. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  2. ^ "Interview: Rising star Fred Cooke talks funny |" Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  3. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Fred Cooke: Comfort In Chaos : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide" Retrieved 2018-10-20.
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  5. ^ "Television: Inane reality docs are totally in Vogue on RTÉ..." Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  6. ^ Saturday; November 28; 2015 (2015-11-28). "What to watch on TV this week" Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  7. ^ "Comedian and Irish model are the newest stars announced for Dancing with the Stars"Irish Examiner. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.