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10 Questions with Niall Farrell

7 years to the day from the first ever Cherry show. We asked Niall Farrell, co-founder of the club, the questions you need the answers for!

Alongside DJ Atkinson & Duane Doogan, Niall co-founded Cherry Comedy in 2014 and was at the helm of the group as we moved from college to Whelan’s to television to even a bus. Whether it was always looking for innovative ways to present live comedy or find the best comedy talent yet to take to the stage to give them their first chance, Niall was always working around the clock to make sure things never got boring. Those talents have seen him move to London to continue working in comedy, most recently as part of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, following stints on Celebrity Juice, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and even The Late Late Toy Show to name a few. He continues to perform stand-up when he can and has featured on the Vodafone Comedy Festival, RTÉ’s Republic of Telly, Edinburgh Fringe, Body & Soul and many more. 7 years to the day of our first show, we asked Niall our 10 questions. Take a look below…

1. One liner?

Just found out I'm allergic to yellow fruit. If I eat them I go into bananaphylactic shock.

2. Guilty Pleasure?

Selling Sunset on Netflix.

3. A comedian you enjoy watching?

Jamie Demetriou.

4. Tell us something about your hometown?

In 2012, Swords was named the third best town in Ireland to live in.

5. Who would play you in a film?

Mark from Westlife.

6. Favourite biscuit?

Bourbon.

7. Karaoke song?

The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men.

8. Spirit animal?

Penguin.

9. Hangover cure?

A big fry from Bernie Mac (my Nana not the late American actor).

10. You have to change your name, what do you change it to?

Ned.