Pat Shortt started in comedy when he left Art College. With Jon Kenny he created
DUnbelievables, Irelands most popular comedy duo. Together they performed their unique brand of comedy in theatres all over Ireland, Great Britain and The United States as well as various countries across Europe. They produced four critically acclaimed and sell-out shows as well as writing and producing chart-topping Videos.
As a solo artist Pats first show was a sell-out.Called simply Pat Shortt Live it played more than 250 dates around Ireland. It began at the Cats Laughs Festival in Kilkenny, where it sold out before the festival even opened, the first act ever to achieve this landmark. The undoubted hit of the Festival, Pats work was hailed as comic genius by the Irish Times.
An actor of note, Pat has appeared with Druid Theatre Company in their production of Martin McDonaghs The Lonesome West, as well as in many recent movies including Angela Mooney Dies Again (with Mia Farrow), This Is My Father (with Brendan Gleeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rae and James Caan) and The Closer It Gets (with Ian Harte, Niamh Cusack and Sean McGinley). Pat has recently starred in Man About Dog written by Belfast-born Pearse Eliot.
An accomplished musician Pat has recorded with many bands and toured extensively in the U.S. with the brass section of The Saw Doctors.
Television credits include Tom the Character in Fr. Ted, (Channel 4) and Bobby in The
Fitz (BBC). He has recently completed work on the second series of Killinaskully (RTE) which he has co-written and plays a multitude of characters in.The first series was a great success and the second series promises to be even better.