Meet The Hayu STELLAR InstaStar Nominees For Comedy

Ireland’s only awards for content creators are back, bigger and better for 2022!

After a hugely successful inaugural ceremony last November, the STELLAR Hayu InstaStars are back, and this time we’re free of the pandemic and building on last year’s brilliant event.

This year, we’ve got some absolutely incredible sponsors on board, with Hayu returning as our title sponsor, as well as our official jewellery partner Pandora and official beauty partner Benefit back on board for another year of glitz and glamour. On the night, Ketel One Vodka and Gordon’s will be whipping up cocktails for our guests before they take their seats for dinner and awards, which will be hosted by 2FM’s Laura Fox.

But now, it’s time for you to meet our nominees this year and get voting – make sure your favourite content creators receive your love.

Introducing…our eight nominees for comedy

Shane Daniel Byrne @shanedanbyrne


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Funny man Shane Daniel Byrne is no stranger when it comes to making a skit of different personas, and his oh so dry humour is what makes him such a howl. Daniel can be seen most recently in series ‘Love Bites’ on RTÉ Player- where he comes armed with a chicken fillet roll to every date!


Emma Doran @emmadorancomedian


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Stand Up Comedian Emma Doran has the craic with everyday life, making fun of all those little habits and inconveniences that we experience on the daily. Emma’s latest project ‘No Worries If Not’ on RTÉ Player is sure to give you a good laugh.


Justine Stafford @justinestafford_


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Witty woman Justine Stafford, most recently working on ‘No Worries If Not’ on RTÉ Player, is a bright star in the Irish comedy circuit. Justine has previously worked with, and regularly uploads to YouTube for a daily dose of giggles!


Michael Fry @bigdirtyfry

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Sketch comedian Michael Fry, host of the Michael Fry Show on Radio Ulster, is a young comic making waves in the Irish comedy world. Michael gets a laugh out of all things life and culture related!

Tadhg Fleming @tadhg_fleming


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Comedian Tadgh Fleming has a unique knack for finding humour in the everyday of home life. Frequently featuring his family in his hilarious online clips, Tadgh pokes fun at the stereotypes of Irish culture.


Sean Phipps @seanphipps_

Online personality Sean Phipps will have you in a kink with his relatable and funny content. Sean often features his Mother in his videos, which stirs up the hysterics!

Julie Jay @Juliejaycomedy

Julie Jay likes to see the lighter side of things with her hilarious and relatable content. In her latest stand up show ‘Oops; This Is Toxic’ by Julie pokes fun at social issues like early 2000’s misogyny.


Shauna Davitt @shauna_the_sheep


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TikTok star Shauna Davitt is known best for her ‘Irish Mammy’ content. Shauna makes daily skits about the habits of the nation in her hysterical videos- let’s hope you’re not too busy laughing to remember to turn off the emersion!

For all the inside scoop on the night, STELLAR’s socials are the place to be! Follow @stellarmagazine on Instagram and Twitter for all the BTS, winners, and best dressed on the night – who will walk away with the most incredible prize thanks to Princess Cruises.