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Maeve Higgins

A comedy star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including in Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’sStarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. Maeve hosts Butterboy, a live weekly show with Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone. Her podcast ‘Maeve in America’ launched in 2016 and quickly became a critical and commercial success. She writes regularly for The New York Times. Her new book of essays, 'Maeve in America', is due for publication by Penguin in August 2018.

Her career began in 2005 when she reached the final of a national radio competition. She went on to star in three series of the most popular home-grown comedy show in Ireland ‘Naked Camera’. In 2009 she wrote and starred in her own TV series in 2009 ‘Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles’. Her first book ‘We Have a Good Time, Don’t We?’ was nominated for an Irish Book Award and her second essay collection ‘Off You Go’ was published by Hachette in 2015. Live stand up is her first love and she continues to perform at lauded venues and prestigious festivals all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Kilkenny Cat Laughs, The Dublin Fringe Festival, the Kansas City Irish Festival and The Eugene Mirman Festival in New York.