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Tara Flynn is an Irish actress & writer. She's Ireland's leading female voice artiste, an improviser, columnist, and you may have seen her on Irish & UK TV in the likes of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, The Omid Djalili Show, Thank God You're Here, The Impressions Show, or more recently in The Mario Rosenstock Show and Irish Pictorial Weekly.

Tara is NOT the flame-haired fictional character OR the 80s porn star of the same name.

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Tara Flynn: Press Reviews

"Deserves to be a far bigger star than she already is..."
One4Review ****

"...jarringly surreal and inventively silly. It’s the Boosh-like oddity that clinches it."
Andrew Collins

"Delightful set of musical comedy…wonderfully twisted…had her audience in stitches...well worth seeing"
ThreeWeeks

"Well written and funny… very entertaining"
Australian Comedy Review

"Reminds me of NYC Antifolker Phoebe Kreutz - both play ‘funny songs’ but through the sub-text and performance style reveal a vulnerability and open-approach to life that elevates their work and makes what they do as valid as so-called ‘regular songs’. Smart, funny and a real treat!"
Lach

"...refreshingly testosterone-free comedy zone that still has balls..."
The Stage

"You could listen to the lovely Ms Flynn all night"
Chortle

"Impossible to dislike"
Glasgow Herald

Latest Stuff from Tara:

Tara Flynn 2011 Showreel

May 24th, 2011

Tara’s 2011 showreel video…

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Tara Flynn Voice Demo

January 6th, 2011

Tara’s Commercial Voice Reel…

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Autumn 2014

September 1st, 2014

Book! That’s the main news from me this autumn. Here are the details for that and any other stuff that might be happening.

My first book You’re Grand: The Irish Woman’s Secret Guide to Life will be out in October. It’s a life guide from Irish women to the rest of the world, whether they’re women, Irish or not. Other life guides like The Secret will tell you that you can manifest whatever you want. Well, Irish women know you that you can’t.

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Summer 2014

June 4th, 2014

Hello. Thanks for visiting the site. Myself and Danger Farm have a new satirical sketch for you: “Tits Blind” (my take on those dark dramas with a “strong” female lead). You can watch it here.

In other news, I’m finishing a book which will be published in the autumn by Hachette. Its called You’re Grand: The Irish Woman’s Secret Guide to Life. Irish women really are very wise, and I feel it’s high time we shared our wisdom with the rest of you.

If it’s live shows you’re after, here are the dates:

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The Reaction to “Racist B&B” – Updated

June 14th, 2013

On Monday June 10, Danger Farm and I released my satirical short film, Racist B&B, into the world.  You can watch it here. I thought it would get 5000 views and give my husband and I a sense of closure about something that happened to him, but with over 100,000 views in its first week and extensive media coverage nationwide and overseas (Hugh Muir’s Guardian article here), it seems it’s an issue people have needed to discuss.

The reaction has been an eye-opener. I now realise that the problem I was trying to highlight – that of the presence of casual racism, even where you least expect it – is a lot worse than I’d naively thought. (If you haven’t read the mighty Una Kavanagh’s blog about her own experience, please check it out here.) The often aggressive reaction to the video has also brought to light, in my own home, how little of the racism he encounters my husband actually lets me know about. He didn’t want to upset me. So I’m even more glad I made the film than when I first heard he’d had horrible, racist slurs hurled at him in my hometown (original blog here). I’ve had much support for the sketch, with many people telling me their own stories of intimidation and even physical assault. I appreciate every single message. Thank you. It does seem that the video’s got people talking about an issue which many would rather ignore. I never read YouTube comments and I won’t be feeding any trolls, but there has been an inevitable backlash – some of it pretty vile – which I’d like to address.

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