Originally from Cavan, Kevin first began performing stand up in 2009 before joining the popular television series The Hardy Bucks on RTÉ 2 as Simcard. After featuring in a number of sketches on the show, Kevin took over as host of Republic of Telly, initially alongside Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire before flying solo in 2015.
As well as performing in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the International Bar in Dublin, he has performed in a number of festivals including Galway Comedy Carnival, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2013, he toured with his show 2 Grown Men alongside fellow comedian Edwin Sammon. 2019 will see him tour Ireland with his solo show, Solo Pollo.
He presented the documentary Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious for RTÉ in 2015. His laid back style was praised for his open mindedness and sense of curiosity. Following on from this, he presented a three-part series in 2016 for RTÉ called Kevin McGahern’s America.
Kevin played the role of Ed in Amy Huberman’s series Finding Joy on RTÉ One and has featured in the films Flat Lake (2013) and Portrait of a Zombie (2012). He also co-wrote the play The Devil’s Céilí with Philip Doherty, which won Best Play at the All Ireland Drama Festival in 2014. He plays the lead role in No Party For Billy Burns (2017).
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