Popular Comic Actress & MC, Best-Selling Author and Award Winning Activist for Women’s Rights
Funny, clever, on point—the perfect interviewer or MC/moderator for your event
Tara Flynn is well known as a writer and actor with a passion for equality and the capacity to bring humour even to difficult subjects. She has decades of live performance experience, including stand up comedy, and is completely at home in front of a crowd. She has MCed various events with clients including Amnesty International, BelongTo Rainbow Ball, The Children’s Ombudsman, The Shark Advertising Awards, the GALAs, The Conch (UK audio) awards, Rock Against Homelessness, Repeal Project, Irish Beauty Awards, Stellar Magazine Shine awards and the ICAD awards.
She came to international attention for her satirical videos, Racist B&B, which earned her the title Satirist of the Year 2013 at the Swift Satire Festival, and Armagayddon – co-written with Kevin McGahern.
She has written two satirical books – You’re Grand: the Irishwoman’s Secret Guide to Life and Giving Out Yards: the Art of Complaint, Irish Style and a book of essays.
Tara Flynn has worked extensively in Ireland and the UK as an actress in theatre, radio and TV. TV includes roles in Irish Pictorial Weekly, Line of Duty, Moone Boy, Doctors, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, The Omid Djalili Show, The Impressions Show with Culshaw & Stephenson, Hide & Seek and she was part of the recurring cast on Thank God You’re Here UK.
Every audience is in safe hands with Tara. Whether the approach is formal or informal, Tara will ensure that the event will be fun and that the audience will feel uplifted and will leave with smiles on their faces.
- Finding and using your voice
- Using humour to tackle difficult topics
- Her role in Ireland’s repeal the 8th campaign
- Using improv to remove creative blocks
“Just a very quick note to say a huge thank you for your work last night. You set the tone fantastically and really captured the messaging we wanted to go for (still chuckling to myself) – so many people were saying last night and today what a perfect fit you were. From the jokes, to the transitions, to the quick-fire finalist summaries, it was great.”
Philip K. Yeo, Google Impact Challenge Dublin, Program Manager
“Tara delivered above and beyond the brief and kept the audience engaged and entertained throughout the event. We enjoyed the experience working with a truly multi-talented performer, you will too.”
Peter Brady, Chairman, Kinsale Shark Awards, International Festival of Creativity
“For our first Rainbow Ball we wanted someone fun and charming as our MC. We needed an expert who could keep the evening flowing seamlessly and whose appeal would ensure we kept our glamourous guests attention for events in between our entertainment. Tara did all this and much more. We loved working with her. She is such a pro!”
Moninne Griffith, Executive Director, BeLongTo, LGBT youth organisation supported by the Irish Department of Education
“Tara MC’d the largest event that I was part of organising, a sell-out variety show at the Olympia. Like any time I have been in audience that Tara is commanding she does so with an emphatic, humourous ease. Managing to balance a wit, a proverbial banter & most of all a sensitivity and honesty that keeps emotions and feelings forever changing. He comedic grounding in all of her deliveries be it serious or fun, leaves the audience wanting to be someone that is in their life.”
Anna Cosgrave, founder of Repeal Project
“Tara is a joy to work with. Highly professional, always on time, always engaged. From the first conversation when we booked her to MC for us, she worked to very quickly get fully across the brief for our event and then delivered it brilliantly. She has a rare combination of great skills: an instinctive ability to read a room, emotional intelligence, the capacity to hold and steer an event that might be dealing with a complex issue with a deft, confident but gentle hand and an obviously brilliant and entertaining personality. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Book her, you will not regret it!”
Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland
“Tara was a brilliant MC for the Shine Awards 2016, which were all about celebrating women doing amazing stuff, so we really felt that she was the right person to MC it. And despite a slightly ropey PA and an enthustiastic, jammed-in crowd, she did a stellar job – she gave the awards a touch of gravitas they needed to help ground them in the events of the day, while adding her signature wit to the proceedings. I found her a delight to work with – really easy and super helpful.”
Kirstie McDermott, Editor of Stellar Magazine
“I’ve booked Tara Flynn as both speaker and MC across a diverse mix of events in London. In all circumstances, Tara has been natural, charming and in control. Her style is strong but warm, which makes rooms large and small feel intimate, inclusive and fun. Highly recommended.”
Gary Dunne, Director of Culture, London Irish Centre