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Patrick Kielty

Comedian and broadcaster, Patrick Kielty, has taken on the biggest job in Irish television by becoming the host of RTE’s renowned flagship chat show, The Late Late Show.

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Patrick Kielty

About Patrick Kielty

Born in Dundrum, Co. Down, Patrick began his stand-up career as host of Northern Ireland’s first comedy club The Empire Laughs Back in pre-ceasefire Belfast. In September 2023 he took on the biggest job in Irish television by becoming the host of RTE’s renowned flagship chat show, The Late Late Show.

An award-winning stand-up, his TV credits include Last Chance Lottery for CH4 and Patrick Kielty Almost Live BBC1. He has also entered his second year hosting his Saturday morning breakfast show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

His BAFTA-nominated My Dad, The Peace Deal, and Mesaw him named UK documentary host of the year at the 2018 Grierson Awards while his most recent film, Patrick Kielty: 100 Years of Unionalsowon an RTS award for best presenter.2023 sees the release of his first feature film, Ballywalter, where he plays the role of Shane alongside nominated Seána Kerslake.

Other acting credits include Marie Jones’ A Night in Novemberforwhich he received a What’s On Stage nomination.

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