Michael Legge has performed stand-up comedy at all major comedy clubs in the UK; as well as performing shows in: Australia, New Zealand, USA, France, Holland, UAE, Germany, Estonia and even Russia.

Michael Legge: Comedian

He is a stand up comedian, comedy writer, actor, compere, improviser, warm-up; and won the 2009 Chortle Best Off Stage Contribution for his blog, and the 2012 Sony Silver award winner for the on going podcast Do The Right Thing. He co-presented the Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman. Michael will be at The Edinburgh Festival again this year with his new show, following the success of previous shows; ‘Tell it Like It Is’, ‘Steve’, ‘Free Wifi’ and ‘What A Shame’. He also performs occasionally with Robin Ince in Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger.

Live Comedy

Michael had a sell out run in Edinburgh in 2017, with his musical entertainment ‘Jerk’; and he recently did the last performances of the show for a run at The Soho Theatre.

He has been the support act for many great comedians on tour including Alexei Sayle, Stewart Lee and Dylan Moran.

TV & Radio

Michael is the regular team captain in the highly successful podcast Do The Right Thing; and regularly performs the very grumpy show Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire with Robin Ince. Michael is currently working on his Radio 4 show The Last Days of Michael Legge; and his 6th furious solo show The Idiot.

Michael Legge: TV Credits

  • Do The Right Thing (pilot) -Team Captain (2017 C4)
  • Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience – Stand-up and Guest (2015 Comedy Central)
  • Street Cred Sudoku Writer / Panellist 2005 – 2007
  • Hanrahan 100 Worst Pop Songs Contributor (2005 Channel 4)
  • Pop-Up Video (Writer 1969 Vh-1/Channel 4)
  • Videomouth (Writer 1969 Vh-1)
  • MTV European Music Awards (Backstage Presenter 1969 MTV)

Theatre & Live Performance

  • The Idiot (Writer/Lead Performer)2019 The Stand Comedy Club
  • Jerk Writer/Performer 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Tell It Like It Is, Steve writer/ performer 2015 Edinburgh
  • Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire with Robin Ince & Michael Legge Writer / Performer 2010 – 2014GRV, Edinburgh, London & tour
  • Free Wifi Deviser / Writer / Performer 2013 Edinburgh
  • Alexei Sayle National Tour – Support Act 2012 Various theatres
  • Stewart Lee Support Act 2012 Royal Festival Hall
  • What A Shame Writer / Performer 2012 The Edinburgh Festival
  • Curse Sir Walter Raleigh Writer / Performer / One Man Show 2011 London & Edinburgh
  • Gutted: A Revengers Musical Vicar 2010 Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
  • King Of Everything Writer / Performer 2009 GRV, Edinburgh
  • The Clock Hour Writer / Performer 2008 Pleasance, Edinburgh
  • The Conversation Performer/Improviser 2004 Pleasance, Edinburgh
  • Stand-Up & compere 1969 Various
  • The Treatment Writer / Performer 1969 Soho Theatre

Comedy Awards

  • Barrys 2015
  • Sony Silver Award Podcast 2012 Do The Right Thing
  • Chortle Awards – Best Offstage Contribution for blog  2009
  • Interactive BAFTA’s (Nominated) MTV’s The Osbourne’s Website (Writer) 2002
  • BIMAMTV’s The Osbourne’s Website (Writer)

“First class” – The Guardian.

 “The fury gives him purpose” – Chortle.

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