Terry Alderton’s astounding act uses a riot of exuberant, loose-limbed physical comedy, extraordinary caricatures and stunningly acute impressions. Combining a fearless onstage presence, unshakeable confidence and streetwise hyperactive delivery, Terry leaves his audience exhilarated and exhausted with laughter.
He is considered one of the best live comedy performers in the country. Peeking inside the Technicolor mind of one of Britain’s finest comic talents and you will find him desperately doing battle with “The Voices”, two unpredictable and hilarious Voices in Terry’s Head. Though often a challenge to Terry these two different sides of his ego/conscience often lead him into unpredictable comedy routines. No two shows are ever the same!
Terry is one of the most exciting comedians around regularly performing all over the globe. He has played the Melbourne Australia Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, India and Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Terry has been Perrier nominated in Edinburgh and won the 3 Weeks Critics award as well as Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Festival. This frequent travelling has meant performing alongside some of comedy’s biggest stars. Michael McIntyre has found Terry as a source of inspiration. He worked with Joan Rivers who became an instant fan and Eddie Izzard who proclaimed him to be a ‘very funny comic with a fantastic comedy mind’, but someone who really ought to seek some sort of professional help.
Terry is also an accomplished screen Actor. To some fans he is the cockney cab driver Terry Spraggan starring in BBC’s EastEnders (2013-14), to others he is the talented comic appearing on the BBC’s Michael McIntyre Comedy Road Show (2010), SKY One’s The Match (2004) *, a regular fire fighter in ITV1’s London’s Burning (2002), along with hosting his own radio show, ‘Terry’s Turnstiles’ on London’s Capital Radio FM. Terry also hosted the BBC’s National Lottery, ‘Red Alert’ (1999-2000), with Lulu (BBC1 primetime), Joy of Text (BBC1), Winning World Cup Tickets (ITV1), It Shouldn’t Be On TV (Sky1), Bleeding Thumbs (BBC2) and Game Stars (ITV1).
Other television appearances have included:
- Playing a yardie gangster in ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ (Channel 4)
- Jeff Wade, a Huntington Disease sufferer in ‘Holby City’ (BBC)
- The Bill (ITV1)
- Waking the Dead (BBC1)
- Ian Wright’s Friday Night’s All Wright (ITV)
- Stupid Punts (BBC2)
- The Stand UP Show (BBC1)
- The World Stands Up (Paramount)
- World Comedy Tour Australia (Paramount)
- Question of TV (BBC1)
- Shoot The Messenger (Paramount)
- Saturday Live (ITV)
- Night Fever (Channel 5)
- Two series of The Comedy Store (Channel 5)
- The Lads (ITV)
- Jack Dee’s Sunday Service
- Bring me the head of light entertainment (CH5)
- The Harry Hill Show (CH4)
- The Jonathan Ross Show
- Edinburgh or Bust (CH4)
- Wogan (BBC)
- Des & Mel (ITV)
- The Wright Stuff (CH5)
- The Royal Variety Performance (ITV)
- It Shouldn’t happen to an Awards Presenter (ITV)
- The Brian Conley Show (ITV)
His film work has included, Black Ball (directed by Mel Smith), Keeping Mum, The Jam, The Bird House, Oblivious, The Flirting Club, and Brahms & Liszt.
* Terry gained further national notoriety from Sky One’s ‘The Match’ 2004 (Celebrities v Legends) where Terry played a blinder in goal and was signed by Southend United, the following week as cover to their number one goal keeper.
Terry is one of the countries most popular corporate comic acts and awards presenters. He has presented and performed at many company award ceremonies and supplied after dinner entertainment at over 1000 corporate events including; The Phillips Mobile Phone Awards, PC World and Orange.
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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 Terry Alderton
In summary the younger audience thought he was great, the older ones thought he was just OK. In hindsight perhaps he was too contemporary for our very mixed audience.
Excellent. It was a tough crowd and a difficult room but Terry did a really great job. He was spontaneous, his personality fitted really well, and he interacted well with the audience. We’ve had only positive feedback.
Very well received by the audience and tried to engage them in his performance. He was very spontaneous and responded well to anything that the audience ‘threw’ at him.