Owen Dara was born in Cork, Ireland. While in his early twenties, he left his native country and began making his living as busker, singing and playing his guitar on street corners throughout Europe, parts of the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. While living in Melbourne, he started performing stand-up comedy and soon became a headline act on the comedy circuit. During the following several years, he performed his comedy in various parts of the world and appeared as a comedic guest on a number of TV shows.
After an almost decade-long career as a comedian, Owen chose to take a break from stand up in order to explore his other creative passions. He moved to the United States and began performing his original music in bars and clubs around Los Angeles while also taking classes in writing, acting, and filmmaking. He has since written and recorded several songs, published a memoir, and has written, directed, and starred in three feature films.
Owen has also written and performed a one-man show based on his memoir “White Horses: An Irish Childhood” which premiered at the Acme Comedy Theater in Hollywood, CA and then went on to do a sold-out run in New York City. He recently returned to stand up comedy with his all-new show "Two Pint Wonder" which premiered in Hollywood, CA. He is currently living in Los Angeles, where he is busy working on postproduction for his third feature film.