Ciaran Lyons Biography
Ciaran Lyons, who is 22 years old, is an Australian stand-up comedian and presenter for national radio network triple j.
Ciaran Lyons works as a Comedian, Radio Host, and Television presenter.
Ciaran Lyons Personal Life
Mr. Ciaran was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1996 where he lived for seven years before moving with his family to Perth, Australia.
Ciaran Lyons Parent
Mother: Michelle Lyons
Father: Tony Lyons
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Ciaran Lyons Career
Ciaran Lyons did his first gig aged 14 years old at the Laugh Resort Comedy Club in Perth and began performing at major comedy venues around Australia. Whilst underage for the first few years of his career, his parents had to take him to all his shows. In 2012 he appeared in the WA Raw Comedy Finals, before winning “Next Gen Comedian” the following year at the 2013 Perth International Comedy Festival.
At 18 years old, Lyons debut solo show at the Perth Fringe was nominated for “Best Comedy” award. That same year he was selected to be part of the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival “Comedy Zone” Show. He has made appearances at Triple J’s Good Az Friday, Splendour in the Grass and ABC Comedy Bites Gala (Hamer Hall, Melbourne).
Lyons was a regular Perth Metro Whip presenter for Network Ten’s The Project, covering what was happening in Perth over the weekend.
In 2016 The Sunday Times included Lyons in their Hottest 100 WA People List.
Lyons now resides in Sydney and can be heard regularly presenting on national youth station Triple J. Over the 2018 Summer he was heard filling in for weekday breakfast presenters Ben and Liam, hosting Triple J Breakfast.
He has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy including Ron Funches, Demetri Martin, and Theo Von.
He is currently signed to Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring and most recently appeared on Channel Nine’s new series of Talkin’ Bout Your Generation as part of the Gen Z team.
News Key Points
- Comedian Ciaran Lyons has twice fallen victim to testicular torsion this year
- He was on stage one time when a cord in his testicles twisted, causing pain
- Ciaran Lyons needed surgery and was told he could have lost one of his testicles
Mr. Ciaran Lyons nearly had to have his testicle removed after he suffered a worrying injury halfway through a set.
In April, Ciaran Lyons was performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival when he began to feel pain in his stomach.
But, rather than it being abdominal pain, Mr. Lyons was actually suffering from testicular torsion, a condition that sees a cord inside the scrotum twists around one of the balls, blocking circulation.
Ciaran Lyons (pictured)was performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April 2019 when he began to feel pain in his stomach.
Mr. Ciaran Lyons eventually went to the hospital and was told he had an appendix issue – but eventually was diagnosed with testicular torsion.
The comedian and radio presenter, who is currently in Western Australia, made it through his set and almost collapsed backstage due to the pain.
Mr. Lyons says:
“Before the show, I had pain, and I thought it was something I ate, but 45 minutes into the set, I realized it was not good”, he told Daily Mail Australia.
“I called an Uber – I was in this laneway in the middle of Melbourne, and I thought logistically that would be best”, he said.
Mr. Lyons was told there was an issue with his appendix, and he was kept overnight as doctors dosed him with morphine.
Doctors told him that he didn’t need surgery as the morphine he was on had untwisted the spermatic cord – but he suffered the same injury months later and was told he needed surgery or he might lose a testicle.
He had suffered a testicular torsion, which is when the spermatic cord becomes twisted and stops the blood flow to the testicles’, said, doctors.
The morphine had untwisted the cord and the doctor then checked to make sure everything was OK.
‘I thought, “Why is there a viewing room for this”, he said.
WHAT IS TESTICULAR TORSION?
Testicular torsion occurs when a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum. The reduced blood flow causes sudden and often severe pain and swelling.
Testicular torsion is most common between ages 12 and 18, but it can occur at any age, even before birth.
- Sudden, severe pain in the scrotum — the loose bag of skin under your penis that contains the testicles
- Swelling of the scrotum
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- A testicle that’s positioned higher than normal or at an unusual angle
- Frequent urination
They can be diagnosed through ultrasound or blood and urine tests.
Mr. Ciaran Lyons said he could see the funny side of what had happened to him, describing it as ‘bizarre’
He left the hospital and went to do his set as planned that evening, however, Mr. Lyon’s troubles weren’t over.
Months later, he suffered the same issue and was in need of surgery. He said the pain was similar to repeatedly being hit in the groin with a cricket ball.
“They said I was lucky the first time as I was at risk of losing one of my testicles”, Mr. Lyons said, but added that the whole situation was ‘kind of funny’.
“When you go to the hospital for a knee reconstruction or a broken arm, that’s a bit boring”, he said.
“I had a friend tell me that they felt bad for me but they couldn’t stop laughing”.
The comedian is keen to find a way to work what happened to him into his comedy repertoire.
Mr. Ciaran Lyons said he feels better now, but is still in quite a bit of pain.
He said he still isn’t able to swim, which he typically does daily, and was banned from having s*x for six weeks.
“The surgery is supposed to stop it from ever happening again, I hope when I am 50 it doesn’t pop up again”, he said.
Mr. Lyons is gearing up for some television projects in the next few months, as well as touring with his show
Mr. Lyons is gearing up for some television projects in the next few months, as well as touring with his show.