Niall Tóibín

This morning.

Via RTÉ:

The death has been announced of the actor and comedian Niall Tóibín.

He died in Dublin early today after a long illness.


Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies, aged 89 (RTÉ)



Gay Byrne interviews Niall Toibin on The Late Late Show

Via RTE:

RTÉ previously announced a new documentary on Niall Tóibín, which is due to air as part of the forthcoming Christmas schedule. With exclusive access to rare family archive and countless excerpts from his TV shows, movies and stand-up performances, the documentary will offer a rare insight into one of Ireland’s greatest comical minds. It will feature interviews with all of Niall’s children, as well as Pierce Brosnan, Gabriel Byrne and Jim Sheridan.

Any excuse.

Pic: RTÉ

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12 thoughts on “Tóibín There

  1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    Had a cassette of his stand up when I was a kid, played it to death –
    loved him.
    Was lucky enough to see him playing Behan in Borstal Boy years later.
    May he RIP.

    1. Clampers Outside

      As a kid I loved his story/sketch/joke about finding a specific part for a specific kinda van… “a blue van”. We had on VHS and it got put on annually at least :)

      Anyone know of a link to it (“a blue van” is all I can remember of it), that’d be great :0)

      RIP that fella Tobín

  2. Pip

    I ate his liver with some Nialto beans and a nice Chianti.
    His joke about the two lads from Coosan on a snowy morning is unbeatable. “Hardy man.”

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