Diona Doherty

From Derry Girls (Ch4/Netflix), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) & series regular on The Blame Game (BBC One)

As a comedian, actress, writer, and voice over artist, Diona Doherty is making waves in the entertainment world from all angles. 

In September 2023, Diona announced her debut tour, Got MILF, and after only being on sale for 5 days, is adding extra dates and releasing more tickets – buy them here.

As a comedian, Diona has joined the long running BBC panel show The Blame Game on BBC One N.I as a series regular and the only female permanent panelist. She has now appeared on four seasons. Diona was also shortlisted to the N.I final of The BBC New Comedy Awards 2021 and has guested on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News.

She guest led an episode of Derry Girls for Ch4/Netflix as KATYA, played one of the leads in three series of BBC improvised comedy Soft Border Patrol and is a reoccurring character Grainne in BBC’s Give My Head Peace. Diona also played the lead in BBC Sounds series What Happens In Ulster, lead cast in 8 seasons of radio series A Perforated Ulster as well as appearing in Penance for Ch5 and new comedy pilot Dry Your Eyes for BBC. 

Diona has written short BBC film Sh*t Stepmum, a thirty minute radio episode of What Happens In Ulster and audio play Dani Dives In for The Mac Theatre Belfast. She has co-written the adult Christmas show, Home Malone, for the Waterfront Hall Belfast in 2021. Diona has also three other comedy play commissions that will tour in N.I in 2022/2023. 

Diona’s debut play Bridesmaids Of Northern Ireland sold out 21 dates in theatres around N.I including a a week at the Grand Opera House Belfast. It is the first debut play to open on the main stage of the GOH. Diona’s second play, The Hen Do, will be touring in autumn 2023, including a week at the GOH.

As a voice over artist, Diona can be heard guiding tourists around The Giant’s Causeway, on BBC holiday programme Getaways and True North Documentary, The Formal.

She also appeared on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model in 2005

  • We were very pleased with Diona and how she was able to run the event and manage the audience.Receptionist Awards 2023

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