Karl MacDermott was born in Galway. An occasional performer, he appeared in his own one -man comedy play ‘Memoirs of a Midget’ in The Peacock on The Abbey Stage in 1989.
Since then has written extensively for radio and has had comedy series’ on both RTE Radio One ‘Gone But Forgotten’, (2002) ‘Here’s Johnny’ (2007) and BBC Radio Four ‘The Mahaffys’(1998). He also has written radio plays on RTE Radio One including two plays of the week, ‘Friday Night’ and ‘Conversations in the Dark’.
A six – part television comedy drama series he wrote, ‘Straight To Video’ was broadcast on RTE Two in 2001 and over the years he has contributed many satirical articles to The Irish Times.
His novels are The Creative Lower Being (Mullingar, Killynon House Books, 2007); and Ireland’s Favourite Failure (Amazon Kindle, 2014).
He is currently writer-in-residence at his home in Dublin.