Niall was born and brought up in Northern Ireland. He eventually became tired of the chilly climate and the undercurrent of sectarianism and decided to move to Scotland for a complete change.
He has been making people laugh for ages but finally got up on a stage in November 2004.
After his first faltering steps at The Stand's Red Raw nights he started performing around Scotland.
He has entertained bewildered crowds from Inverness to Dumfries; though he freely admits that he gets a bit homesick when he strays too far from the urban familiarity of the central belt. He finds farm animals and agricultural machinery particularly intimidating.
In 2007 he made his Fringe debut in Bevan and Browneare Terrified and reached the final of the Scottish Comedian of the Year competition.