Ciara Kenny

The Irish Times forum by and for Irish citizens living overseas,

‘Irishman Abroad’ episode 13: Dylan Moran

The Black Books star talks about getting lost as a young hick in London, gigging to make a living, winning awards and developing a ‘following’

Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 19:29


“I was a hick… I remember being on an escalator in [one of the big Tube stations] and being swallowed into the mouth of this station and feeling like an atom. I remember that, and spiritually gulping at the whole prospect of what I was doing. I felt like I was floating in space.”

Navan-born comedian and actor Dylan Moran is in the hot seat with Jarlath Regan this week, talking about leaving school at 16, emigrating to London (“when you are young and stupid and you don’t know anything, that’s when you make these moves”), gigging for free and becoming his own boss, before going on to create Black Books and star in Shaun of the Dead.

The ‘Irishman Abroad’ podcasts are free to download on iTunes. Read more about the series in the Generation Emigration interview with comedian and creator of the podcasts Jarlath Regan.

Previous episodes: Robert Sheehan, Lisa Hannigan, Chris O’Dowd, Brendan Dempsey, Paul Kimmage, Michael Smiley, Tony Cascarino, Dara O Briain, Sharon Horgan, Jason Byrne, Ed Byrne, Graham Linehan

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email for the activation code.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 10 days from the date of publication.