Who Is Tiernan Douieb?

Tiernan is a stand-up comedian, writer, podcaster, actor, very amateur juggler (he can catch one ball), noodle fan, experienced sigher, and very tired dad.

He has performed all over the world in most of the best comedy clubs and theatres and also several of the worst ones.

Currently though Tiernan is doing more writing than gigging* and in the past few years has written for Cbeebies’ Hey Duggee and a whole heap of other kids TV shows that are in development. But also across the other side of the TV spectrum, he wrote for Frankie Boyle’s New World Order on BBC2. These are just two things he’s thrown his words at with many more including TV, articles, podcasts, adverts, other comedians and a variety of angry but creative post-it notes on the van parked right outside his flat that’s been there for ages and is doing his head in.

Tiernan also co-runs Comedy Club 4 Kids, shouting jokes at other people’s children mainly because his own daughter is a much tougher audience. He writes and hosts the weekly CC4K podcast ‘Radio Nonsense’, which has a global listenership of children who often write in with questions such as ‘What Am Jellyfish?’ or ‘What is the opposite of peanut butter?’

Up until February 2023 he was the regular host, writer and everything for the Partly Political Broadcast, a comedy politics podcast that was one of the Observer’s Top Ten Political podcasts of 2018. They haven’t done a chart since so I think it still counts. The podcast finished after its 300th episode and because Tiernan had run out of ways to say ‘they’re really awful corrupt ******’ in yet another funny way.

He has also done some of that acting, including in C4’s Fresh Meat and a beer commercial for beer that he’s never actually enjoyed.

Once he saw a squirrel eating a cornetto like a human would and that’s probably up there in his top 5 life moments.


* Thanks cost of living crisis, general inability to stay awake past 10pm anymore and not having a clue what to say to audiences that doesn’t involve just screaming in despair.

Some actual things Tiernan has done:


Some actual things people have said about him:

  • ‘…gets the juxtaposition between heavy context and winning punchlines right when it is most needed‘ – Festmag
  • ‘Opinionated yet likeable’ – The Guardian
  • ‘Very funny but fiercely political’ – Time Out
  • With this fresh style and material he blows so many other Fringe comedians out of the water.Three Weeks
  • Douieb has more than enough energy to go round, and he’s a hugely engaging onstage presence.‘ – British Comedy Guide
  • ‘…a perennial contender for the title of most affable person in comedy‘ – The Scotsman
  • ‘A leftie commie asshole just like Hitler‘ – An NRA member on Twitter
  • ‘Your one of the most unfunniest comedians’ – Someone on Twitter with a picture of Winston Churchill as his avatar and a name consisting mostly of numbers. 
  • ‘Laddish’ – Brian Logan, Guardian

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