Longford comic reaches UK final

Conor Neville
Longford comedian Conor Neville has reached the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, after making it through the Dublin heat and the semi-final, which was held in Manchester last weekend.

Longford comedian Conor Neville has reached the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, after making it through the Dublin heat and the semi-final, which was held in Manchester last weekend.

“It seemed I was the only one on the plane not heading to Old Trafford,” he said of his journey over.

Having previously reached the finals of ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Conor is hoping to go one step further this time and claim the top spot.

“It’s time I won one at this stage,” he laughed.

“My formidable semi-final record continues.

“I’m the Mayo of semi-finals, but unfortunately the similarity doesn’t end there.”

At the moment, Conor is completing a Masters in Journalism at DCU.

“I’ve completed all my lectures, so there’s just the thesis left to do,” he said.

“I’ve done a few live blogs for Newstalk’s ‘Off the Ball’ radio show as well.”

Conor also revealed that his latest feat has earned him a slot at another festival: “Getting through the Chortle semi-final automatically got me a slot on the comedy stage at the Latitude Festival, which will take place at Marlay Park in Dublin at the end of next month.”