Longford comedian keeps them chortling

Longford comedian Conor Neville will appear at the semi-finals of the Chortle Student Comedy Award in the UK, after winning the Dublin heat of the competition.

Longford comedian Conor Neville will appear at the semi-finals of the Chortle Student Comedy Award in the UK, after winning the Dublin heat of the competition.

Conor, who is currently studying for a masters in journalism at DCU, has also appeared at the finals of ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012.

He will now travel to either London or Manchester and compete for a spot in the final, which will take place at this year’s Fringe Festival in August.

The Chortle Studenty Comedy Award is highly regarded and has helped to launch the careers of many well-known personalities, including Simon Bird from The Inbetweeners, and the BBC’s Tom Deacon.

“I keep on losing finals, so I’ve zero prize money so far,” Conor told the Leader when asked about his latest achievment.

“People are no doubt sick of my career. Longford has heard enough.”