Jonny Donahoe is a Drama Desk award nominated actor; a Lucille Lortel award nominated writer; and a Chortle award nominated comedian. He regularly doesn’t win awards.
The co-creator and original performer of the acclaimed worldwide smash Every Brilliant Thing, he created the show alongside his friend Duncan Macmillan, performed the show over 400 times across four continents. The show and his performance at Barrow Street Theatre in New York was made into a film for HBO.
His comedy act Jonny and the Baptists (alongside his other friend Paddy Gervers) tour regularly throughout Britain and the rest of the world. Blending comic songs, satirical stand-up and traditional theatre-making, they make funny shows about serious things like wealth inequality, the climate change crisis, and the rise of nationalism and populism. They’ve made seven albums all available here and have their own website here.
His stage plays include Thirty Christmases, which opened at The Old Fire Station in Oxford, and then transferred the following year off-West End to the New Diorama, and starred himself and his third friend Rachel Parris. He is currently adapting this play for TV.
He has made a podcast series with his real-life partner, Josie Long, about having a baby by mistake called Josie And Jonny Are Having A Baby With You; and another with fellow Baptist Paddy Gervers about mental health and friendship called Making Paddy Happy.
Jonny is represented by Cath Gagon at Avalon. If you’d like to get in touch contact here.