Maeve studied photography in college then worked in a clothes shop until 2004. Then, one magical March morning, she discovered her dream life as a stand-up comedian! Her favourite parts are 1. eating in garages late at night and 2. telling strangers personal things and 3. forcing her music choices on trapped audiences before her shows. She has written and performed various shows for festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Kilkenny Comedy Festival, the New Zealand International Festival.
She worked on RTE’s wildly popular hidden camera show Naked Camera for three series. She feels conflicted about it because although it was very funny, it also involved a lot of strangers days’ being ruined.
Maeve made her own comedy series for RTE with her sister Lilly called ‘Fancy Vittles’. It was a cult hit! ‘Fancy Vittles’ is the work she is most proud of to date.
Here is a list of festival show titles and dates (approximately):
- ‘Ha Ha Yum’ with my sister Lilly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- ‘Slightly Amazing’ at the Adelaide Fringe Festival
- ‘My News’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- ‘Ha Ha Yum’ with Claudia O’Doherty at the MICF
- ‘Kitten Brides’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- ‘I Can’t Sleep’, a childrens play written by David O’Doherty and performed with him at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- ‘Kitten Brides’ at the MICF
- ‘I Can’t Sleep’ at the MICF
- ‘Kitten Brides’ at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
A total blur, man. Just joking – we will come back to you on this after we have checked some details.
Bits and Bobs
- Maeve did a regular spot on the Ray D’arcy Show on Today FM for years and still goes into studio to hassle the gang from time to time, they gave her her start in comedy!
- Maeve played a part in Josie Long’s wonderful BBC Radio 4 show ‘All Of The Planet’s Wonders.’, 2009
- Maeve enjoys cajun spices and eavesdropping.