Colm O’Grady was born in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. He’s been professionally creating circus theatre shows for over 20 years, touring over 30 countries with theatre companies, circus troupes, cabarets, with numerous duos, as a solo circus performer and clown.
After 5 years with Palazzo, Germany as an artist and co-director for their show Glücksjäger, Colm will be collaborating again with director Max Rambaek on the fabulous Kings and Queens as Comedy Consulatant.
This coming winter he’s touring Germany with the renouned Flic Flac‘s new show PUNXXX.
2019-20 he will also be teaching with Declic Circus in the South of France.
Colm is one half of the renowned duo Naked Lunch with Kevin Brooking, (www.ouch-zirk.com) with collectively over 30 million hits on Youtube. This coming year will be their 12th year collaborating and touring the world having crazy adventures together.
O’Grady is a co-founder of Clowns Without Borders Ireland (2007), where he is the director of the organisation since its conception. (www.cwbireland.com)
From 2011-18 he studied the clown pedagogy of the late master teacher Michel Dallaire biannually.
Colm also studied for 2 years with Philippe Gaulier at l’Ecole Philippe Gaulier.
He has followed a series of master classes over a 6 year period with movement and theatre maestro Monika Panyeaux culminating in her book ‘Inside, Outside’. This year he has the honour and fortune to return under her tutorage for a once off masterclass, the first she has given in over 10 years at the age of 93.
Photo: Benard Boccara