Eric Lalor is an accomplished, high-octane comic who has been a hit at clubs and festivals alike for over a decade.
In 2006, as one of the participants of RTÉ Two’s Des Bishop’s Joy In The Hood, his first ever gig was filmed on his home turf of Ballymun in Dublin and broadcast to the entire nation. Des was so impressed with what he saw that he brought Eric on his record-breaking, nationwide Fitting In tour. Opening the show at Live at the Marquee in Cork, Eric performed to 5,000 people. Since then, Eric has gone from strength to strength and has now garnered a reputation in Irish comedy as a consistent performer, making him one of the most sought after acts in the country.
Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals. He has also opened for some of the biggest names in Irish comedy including Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy and more.
As well as a regular contributor for JOE.IE, Eric has featured as the warm up act for live TV including The Late, Late Show and Deal or No Deal. He has been a panelist on The Craig Doyle Show on RTE2. More recently, he has come to the attention of TV producers as an actor and is best known for his role of Cathal Spillane in Fair City.
In 2017, Eric won the Best Actor Award in the London Ealing Festival for his role in the acclaimed short film In The Valley of the Moon.
Eric Lalor’s warm, energetic onstage presence makes for an unforgettable experience for the audience. With gags that always hit the spot, his engaging, high intensity performances make for a joyous evening at corporate events.
“His vibrant, super energised stage presence connects with the audience… We’ve NEVER seen a crowd react so emphatically to one of our acts.” LAUGHTER LOUNGE, DUBLIN
“Inimitable and hilariously funny” EVENING HERALD
“One of the things that I am most proud of is knowing that we helped Eric to his true calling. A pure natural” DES BISHOP