Sue Collins trained at the Dublin School of Acting and worked as a freelance actress until she co-founded 'The Nualas' in 1995, an act which became a huge success performing all over the world, most notably The Royal Albert Hall London, a sell-out seven week run at The Irish Arts Centre, New York, The Edinburgh Festival and The Olympia Theatre in Dublin as well as other venues across the UK, Ireland, Australia and Asia. They appeared on television and radio programmes (The Ned Sherrin Show, Edinburgh Nights, The Arts Show BBC World Service) and wrote and performed two six-part series for BBC Radio Four. The Nualas took a break and reformed in 2010 and have been touring Ireland since iincluding an appearance with their huge comeback hit comedy song 'Yummy Mummy blues' on The Late Late show for RTE.
As a solo artist, Sue regularly wrote and performed sketches on the radio show ‘Stand-up sketches’ for RTE radio, plus a half hour comedy special The Plunkett-Murphys in the ‘Stand-up story’ series for RTE, a one woman comedy show Only Gorgeous and produced and toured with Funny Girls, an all-woman comedy show, performing her latest creation ‘Carmel’ which she also brought to The Cat Laughs comedy festival and 'Liffey Laughs' (RTE). Sue is a founder member and guest improviser with The Dublin Comedy Improv and contributed to 'The Village' magazine as their resident comedy columnist. She co-starred in the female version of Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' which toured Ireland.
Sue is currently touring the country with the comedy sketch show ‘Dirtbirds’ her social media hit sensation which she co-created with Sinead Culbert.
Television credits include:
Raw (RTE), Soupy Norman (RTE), Raising Children, The School Run (TV3), Badly Drawn Roy (BBC), vexed for (BBC). Sue starred in RTE's new mock-doc comedy Inside the Crystal Ball with Pat Shortt and featured in the long running comedy show Mattie . She most recently appeared in The Center for RTE as ‘Canteen Kathleen’.
Some notable reviews:
Sue Collins’ creation 'Carmel’ is part hard-bitten Dub, part-Bohemian, she stands out as the hilarious rendition of a brassy northsoide boord, her pastiche is authentic, intelligent and above all side splitting. A must see.’ – Temple Bar Magazine (Dublin)
‘Sue Collins wowed the crowd at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival in the guise of her alter ego Carmel -- one of the funniest comedy creations of recent years. From RTE to Kilkenny, Sue Collins is one unstoppable foxy lady! – The Irish Independent
‘One of the finest comedians to come out of Ireland in recent times.’