Ardal and his friends, Kevin & Barry, established Ireland’s first alternative comedy club - The Comedy Cellar in 1992. In 1994, he won the title of Comedy Newcomer of the Year and was soon spotted by the makers of Father Ted and he soon shot to fame playing the dim-witted Father Dougal Maguire.
He made the role his own and it kickstarted his television comedy career in which he has since starred in Big Bad World and was the host of The Stand Up Show on BBC. He has guest-starred in shows such as Shooting Stars and 100 Greatest TV Characters.
His most successful role to date has been that of Thermoman - alias mild-mannered shopkeeper, George Sunday - in the BBC sitcom, My Hero.
A multi awarding winning comedian Ardal is one of the most acclaimed stand-up comedians to emerge from the Irish comedy scene, ever.
"An inspirational performer... if there's any justice he will be inundated with future awards" - The Stage
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