Hayu STELLAR InstaStar 2023: Comedy InstaStar Nominees

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We’re back and better than ever!

The Hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards are returning for their third year this September – and it’s safe to say that we are so excited to crown the brightest and best in online content creation.

This year, we are once again joined by our amazing title sponsor Hayu, as well as so many other incredible category sponsors including Pandora, Penneys, Laura Mercier, Kerry Hanaphy, Perfectil, Instagram, Schweppes, and Tayto Occasions.

Taking place on Friday, September 8th in one of Dublin’s gorgeous and most exciting new venues, the Dean Townhouse, we’ll be celebrating the best Ireland has to offer when it comes to shining bright online across 12 categories: InstaStar of the Year, Rising InstaStar, Fashion InstaStar Over 100k, Fashion InstaStar Under 100k, Beauty InstaStar Over 50k, Beauty InstaStar Under 50k, Wellness InstaStar, Travel InstaStar, Home & Lifestyle InstaStar, Foodie InstaStar, Comedy InstaStar, Podcast InstaStar, as well as Best Dressed on the Night.

On the night, guests can enjoy some delicious drinks at the Dean Townhouse bar, a fun photobooth, and some tasty food too.

Take a look at the incredible nominees for Comedy InstaStar below – and make sure you cast your votes here NOW!

Kayleigh Trappe @kayleightrappelipsyncs

Kayleigh Trappe’s exceptional talent has propelled her to TikTok stardom. Originating from Monaghan, she gained popularity for her impersonations of Irish celebrities on social media and has now expanded into creating original skits. Her remarkable success has garnered her an impressive Instagram following of 145k and an additional 86k on TikTok.

Meg Reilly @fewcans

@fewcans The BIC EZ Reach – the Ultimate Lighter for all your summer party needs, from fire pits 🔥 to scented candles 💕 and more! THERE REALLY IS MORE! I’M GIVING AWAY TWO TICKETS TO THE BIG GRILL FESTIVAL COURTESY OF BIC EZ REACH – go to my new Instagram reel for more details! #bicezreach #biclighter #AD ♬ original sound – Meg Reilly

Under the screen name @fewcans, Meg has become a notable figure on Irish TikTok. Bursting onto the scene with her witty comedic sketches in November 2020, she has quickly gained attention and is undoubtedly someone to keep an eye on.

Carl Mullan @carlmullan


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Carl Mullan, a radio and TV broadcaster and content creator, co-hosts 2fm Breakfast with Doireann Garrihy and Donncha O’Callaghan. He emerged victorious in Series 6 of Dancing With The Stars Ireland, alongside pro dance partner Emily Barker. Gaining popularity through his sketches and unique perspectives on Irish life, Carl has amassed a substantial social media following of over 434k followers across Instagram and TikTok.

Enya Martin @gizalaugh_


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Enya Martin is the genius behind Giz A Laugh, a Facebook page featuring 2-minute comedy videos. Her keen observation of the absurdities of life in Clondalkin, provides a wealth of hilarious material. Today, she is widely acclaimed as one of the top online comedians in Ireland.

James Patrice @james_patrice


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James Patrice is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s top social media stars, boasting an impressive following of nearly 150,000 across all platforms. Over the last few years he has become a beloved online influencer and TV personality. Known for his vibrant personality, James lights up any room he enters, becoming the life and soul of the party. He’s often referred to as a gas man… or rather Malahide woman.

Eric Roberts @eric.roberts_


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If you enjoy humour and have a TikTok account, chances are you’re familiar with Eric Roberts or have come across his face in viral videos. Hailing from Donegal, this funny man has risen to fame as a social media star in recent years.

Words by Jakub Leszkiewicz