Tiernan won the So You Think you’re Funny award in 1996 and had been wowing and shocking the comedy world ever since. Two years later he was awarded the Perrier Comedy Award, at the 1998 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won the Best Stand-Up Award at the British Comedy Awards. 2003 he won the Nokia Best of the Fest Award and the Orange People Choice Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. In 2006 Tommy won Ireland’s Funniest Living Person Award on the People of the Year Awards.
Not only has Tommy success at home in Ireland and the UK but also in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and America. The Gala performance in the Just for Laughs Tour in Montreal in 2005, saw 2000 Canadians on their feet crying out for more. In 2006 he headlined the first ever Irish gala at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and he was invited to join the Just for Laughs National Tour in 2007. Tommy was invited back to perform a solo run at this year’s Toronto Comedy Festival and has been booked by JFL for a huge Solo Nationwide Canadian tour for Spring 2011.
In America, Tommy has been invited to perform three times on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ to rave reviews with his fourth in the offing. His DVD ‘Something Mental’ has been aired numerous times now on America’s huge TV Comedy Network, Comedy Central as part of their popular ‘Secret Stash’ comedy slot and has now been viewed by over 3 million.
In April 2009 Tommy set the Guinness World Record for the longest Stand-Up Comedy Show by an individual by a staggering 36 hours and 15 minutes. a new edit of his Number 1 selling DVD called Cracked: (The Comedians Cut) Live at Vicar St.
So far in 2010 Tommy has performed at The Royal Albert Hall and completed a sell out solo tour of Australia and New Zealand, Udderbelly Southbank in London, The Toronto Just For Laughs Festival in Canada and played the Gilded Balloon to 5 star reviews as well as headlining “The Michael McIntyre Comedy Roadshow” on UK TV