Colm O’Grady

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, ( 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. (


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


Glücksjäger                 Palazzo (Germany/Austria)    Max Rambaek/O’Grady
Scandalo                   Ohlala (Switzerland)             Cal McCrystal
Hot Potato                Ouch                                 Colm O’Grady
Naked Lunch               Ouch-Zirk Co-production       Brooking/ O’Grady
Cirque de Sally         Ouch Entertainment             Louis Spagna
Shake Shake Shake   Pakipaya (Belgium)              Jean-Pierre Pagali
Delicious O’Grady     Ouch Entertainment             Cal McCrystal
Yodel                        Ouch Entertainment             Colm O’Grady
Crazy Love                Circus Price (Spain)             Antonio de Mesa
Circus                         Barabbas the Co.                        Raymond Keane
Lunar Circus                Lunar Circus (Australia)        Matt Yates
The Tiny Top               The Tiny Top (Australia)       Tony Rooke
Camel Show              Ouch Entertainment             Colm O’Grady
Quality Furniture      Quality Furniture                 Fanning/ O’Grady
The Great Innuendo  Ouch Entertainment             Colm O’Grady
Other Brothers          Eile and Ouch Co-prod          Eile/ O’Grady
Tumble Circus          Tumble Circus                     Ken Fanning
The Grandmother      Monkeyshine Theatre           Pennefeather/O’Grady
A Red Day                 Ishka Theatre Co.                Elaine Bastible
Home of the Brave   Tremendom Theatre (UK)     Alexis Kahn


Ecole Philippe Gaulier           2 Years                      London
Dublin School of Acting         2 Years (Part time)      Ireland


Michel Dallaire 2011-2018 Biannually
Monika Pagneaux (6 Years)
Pierre Biland, Jos Houben, Angela D’Castro, Micheline Vanderpole, Francy Begasse


La Clique, The Gaiety Grand, Tassel Club, No Fit State, Crazyhorse- Paris


Mystic Knights     Stuntman   Saban Entertainment   Bob Hughes
Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde, France
Signe Talosh- Belgium
Supertalent- Germany
Rire sur la Ville -Belgium
Fuji-TV- Japan
Night at the Palladium -ITV-UK
Das Große Kleinkunstfestival- Germany
Iumour Romania
International Festival of Comedy- Columbia


Clown, Acrobatic Bicycle, Slapstick, Juggling and Object Manipulation, Giraffe Unicycle, Ariel


Musical Saw, Musical Horns, Bells, Clarinet, Ukulele, Singing