Al Murray is one of the most recognisable and successful comics in the UK; with his alter ego ‘The Pub Landlord’. He has toured the UK with his own stand up show, called ‘The Only Way is Epic’.
Al Murray: Comedian
Al has hosted an array of TV series over the years: ‘Compete for the Meat’ (Dave); saw teams battle it out to win the coveted prize of a frozen chicken. His award winning series ‘Al Murray’s Happy Hour’ has delighted both viewers and critics alike; with his no nonsense treatment of the celebrity guests.
Al Murray: TV Shows
Al Murray is also one of the few stand up comedians asked by ITV to perform two ‘Audience With’ shows. Al’s sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky One), has become a modern day cult classic. His series Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1), saw him introduce a host of new characters; demonstrate his vast comedic range.
Al’s other TV appearances as The Pub Landlord include: ‘The McFly Show’ (ITV1), three times on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), hosting both Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Edinburgh & Beyond (Paramount) and his edgy quiz show Fact Hunt (ITV1).
Murray has also released six best selling live DVDs; ‘My Gaff, My Rules’, ‘Glass of White Wine For The Lady’, ‘Giving it Both Barrels’, ‘Live At The Palladium’, ‘The Beautiful British Tour’ and ‘Barrel of Fun’.
Other TV & Radio
Out of character, Al is the host of 7 Day Sunday, a weekly show for BBC Radio 5. He has filmed a cameo on the nations favourite history TV show Horrible Histories (BBC). He has also hosted Al Murray’s German Adventure; a historical series about the art and culture of Germany (without mentioning the War). Al kicked off 2013 as the guest editor; for the New Year’s Day episode of ‘The Today Programme’ on BBC Radio 4.
Other TV appearances include, Whatever Happened to Harry Hill (Channel 4), QI (BBC1), What’s So Funny… (Channel 4), That Sunday Night Show (ITV), Frank Skinner’s Opinionated (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and The Road To Berlin; a documentary series on WWII for the Discovery Channel.
Pub Landlord Book
His Pub Landlord – Book Of British Common Sense, was a best selling title with over 300,000 sales. His second hit book Think Yourself British, was published in 2009; and was followed in 2010 with his ultimate pub quiz book; Al Murray The Pub Landlord’s Great British Pub Quiz Book.
Al Murray: Stand Up Tour
Al’s huge stand up tours have made him one of the most popular live comedy acts in the country; with sell out shows including the O2 Arena. He won the Perrier Award (after a record four nominations), and secured Olivier Award nominations; for both of his sell out West End shows. Al has forged an enviable reputation around the world; with numerous sell out runs in Melbourne, Sydney, Montreal and New Zealand.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Al Murray
The Sunday Times
I laughed so much, lager came out of my nose.