As an actor he’s starred in “The Wedding Video” (Film, 2011), “One Man Two Guv’nors” (UK Tour & Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End 2012/13), “Neville’s Island” (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2013), appeared in “A Touch of Cloth 2″ (TV 2013) “Big Fat Gypsy Gangster” (Film, 2011) and played the eponymous hero in “Hounded” (CBBC, 2010).
As a comedian, he won that dance thing for Sport Relief dressed up as Cheryl Cole, captained the Blue Team for three series of Dave’s ‘Argumental’ and used to be on ‘Celebrity Juice’. He’s done most of those panel shows: “Never Mind The Buzzcocks”, “Would I Lie To You?”, “8 Out Of 10 Cats”, “You Have Been Watching” and a ton of others that weren’t as good.
As a presenter, he’s welcomed viewers to “Top of the Pops”, “Glastonbury” and “The Brits: Backstage” and other stuff that he can’t remember. No, tell a lie, there was some stuff for “Richard and Judy.” That was alright.
On the wireless, he hosts Radio 4’s “My Teenage Diary” which won a Sony Award in 2013, initiated “What’s So Funny?” (on Radio 4Extra) and has guested on “The Unbelievable Truth”, “The Jonathan Ross Show”, “The Graham Norton Show” and countless other podcasts and things.
Then there’s all the smaller stuff. “Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two”, “The Apprentice: You’re Fired”, “Xtra Factor”, “This Morning”, “Alan Titchmarsh”, “Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor” … blah blah blah. You know the kind of thing. Oh and those talking heads shows that everyone got bored of.
In 2011 he released his debut stand-up DVD “Being Rude” which really smart people liked. Oh, and he did a book about heckling, though no-one really bought it.
Anyway, he’s available for work, so if you have some of that, by all means get in touch. Book Rufus Hound today!
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 Rufus Hound
360 Events/BPL Business Media
Rufus gave me palpitations on a couple of occasions but sponsors do expect a bit of a ribbing! The way he did the awards was superb and probably the best we’ve had actually – he held them really well – there was little chatting probably as they were waiting to hear what he was going to come out with next. I thought our sponsor presenters enjoyed him too – he gave them lots of attention.