Tommy has achieved the highest DVD sales in Ireland. ‘Cracked: Live at Vicar Street’ went straight to number 1 in the 1st week of release and will reach Four times Platinum Status. His ‘Loose’ DVD went straight to number 1 as well and reached Eight times Platinum Status. ‘Jokerman: Tommy Tiernan in America’ not only reached Quadruple Platinum Status but got also nominated for an IFTA award, followed by Hit DVD’s “OK Baby” and “Bovinity”.
Tommy is second only to U2 when it comes to live ticket sales in Ireland. The Bovinity Tour culminated in 3 sold out shows to a total audience of 12,000 in the Marquee Cork. No other artist, Irish or International has ever managed to do this. It’s an astounding amount of tickets to sell for 3 days in one city. With his Loose tour he broke all Irish box office records by selling out in venues across the country including a to date staggering 166 dates in Dublin’s one thousand seat theatre, Vicar Street. - TommyTiernan.com
In 2009, Tiernan set the Guinness World Record for the longest stand-up comedy show by an individual achieving 36 hours and 15 minutes at Nuns Island in Galway. That record has since been broken.
In 1996 Tiernan won the Channel 4 "So You Think you're Funny" award. Two years later he was awarded the Perrier Comedy Award, at the 1998 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won the Best Stand-Up Award at the British Comedy Awards. 2003 he won the Nokia Best of the Fest Award and the Orange People Choice Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. In 2006 Tommy won Ireland's Funniest Living Person Award at the People of the Year Awards.