Sean McLoughlin


Hello Pilgrim. I’m Sean McLoughlin, and I am a 27 year-old comedian from Brighton. I have performed at gigs of all sizes right across the U.K. and internationally, from the big weekend clubs to the smaller independents, universities and crack dens.

In the last year I have performed at the Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny, The Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin, performed shows in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. I’ve also supported the super-brilliant Doc Brown and Katherine Ryan on tour, and made an appearance on Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central on Comedy Central.

I’ve played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for many years, and performed my debut hour-long show ‘Backbone’ there in 2013 and the follow-up ‘I Will Prevail’ in 2014. I am performing my 2015 Fringe show ‘Whatever It Takes’ at the Pleasance Courtyard (Details/tickets here)

There’s been more stuff but I can’t remember it all now, so here’s some of the press I’ve accumulated over the last few years:

Edinburgh Fringe 2014 – I Will Prevail:

✭✭✭✭ "At one hilarious and painfully revelatory” Chortle

✭✭✭✭ "It’s a tour-de-force of a performance. One-line gag merchants would struggle to match his laugh count.” Gigglebeats

"What a genuinely fresh and powerful voice…it is wonderful” The Scotsman

"On the cusp of far greater recognition on the back of a strong comic voice very competently delivered.” The List

Nominated by fellow comedians for the UK Barry Award for ‘Best Performer’

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 – Backbone:

‘Top 5 Free Comedy Shows of 2013 Fringe’ The List

"This guy is an exciting talent. I have no idea why someone hasn’t grabbed him for TV. As comedians with stupid hair go he is one of the best.” The Scotsman

"Sean McLoughlin is beautifully cynical… and he is not far off being utterly brilliant” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"He delivers biting lines with real verve…an interesting and skilful stand-up, with some routines of brilliance”

"✭✭✭✭✭ The material is raw and different has the fairly packed audience laughing the entire hour, as his wit and personality dominates” ThreeWeeks

Other Press:

‘One To Watch’ profile in Time Out

"The stand-out stand-up” Evening Standard

✭✭✭✭ "A painful genius…he’s brilliant” Broadway Baby

✭✭✭✭ "endearing and amusing” Scotsgay

"Nicely constructed material with an effortless style of delivery that’s a joy to watch” Fest
On twitter at @seanmcgoughling