Brief Biography

2018 Tour

My new show ‘The Man on the Moor‘ is currently touring the UK, below are a list of dates with links to tickets;

APRIL 

SAT 7 
THE OLD TOWN HALL, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, 8pm, 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk
FRI 20
DRAMA STUDIO, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, 8pm, 0114 22 33 777 enableus.group.shef.ac.uk
SAT 21-SUN 22
MILLGATE ARTS CENTRE, SADDLEWORTH, 7.30pm, 01457 874644 saddleworthlive.com
MAY
FRI 4 
DARWEN LIBRARY THEATRE, DARWEN, 8pm, 0844 847 1664 darwenlibrarytheatre.com
FRI 11
THE RONDO, BATH, 8pm, 0333 666 3366 rondotheatre.co.uk
SAT 12
HALIFAX SQUARE CHAPEL, HALIFAX, 8pm, 01422 349 422 squarechapel.co.uk
FRI 18 
THE CAPITOL, HORSHAM, 7.45pm, 01403 750220 thecapitolhorsham.com
SAT 19
THE SPRING, HAVANT, 7.30pm, 023 9247 2700 thespring.co.uk
WED 23-THU 24
CLAPHAM OMNIBUS, 7.30pm, 0207 498 4699 omnibus-clapham.org
FRI 25 
THE PLACE, BEDFORD, 7.30pm, 01234 354321 theplacebedford.org.uk
SAT 26
THE MARKET THEATRE, LEDBURY, 8pm, 07967 517 125 themarkettheatre.com
JUNE
THU 7
THE OLD COURT, WINDSOR, 8pm, 01753 911333 oldcourt.org
FRI 15
TOUCHSTONES ROCHDALE, 7.30pm, 01706 924928 link4life.org
SAT16
THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS, 8pm, 0843 208 6010 thelowry.com/drama

BIO

I started my career as a radio presenter for Absolute Radio, spending two years behind the mic in my own show. I was nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Award in the process, losing to Jarvis Cocker in the Rising Star category.

In 2011, I moved into stand-up comedy and have appeared in garlanded show-cases ‘The Lunchtime Club’ and ‘AAA’. I have since performed three solo hour-long shows, “This Will Only Take a Moment” in 2012, ‘Dear Ray’ in 2013, and ‘My Groupon Adventure’ which was a sell-out smash hit at the Pleasance Courtyard in 2014.

Recently I have moved into play writing, and my 2016 show, ‘The Trunk’, a funny and moving one-man play, was a critical hit at the Edinburgh festival receiving several 4 and 5 star reviews. The Trunk is ‘A resonant story of rediscovering a lost past told with engaging charm’, says Gerald Berkowitz in The Stage, who later picked the show out as one of their top critics’ picks of the Edinburgh Festival.  British Theatre Guide herald The Trunk’s balance of ‘Humour with snatched moments of real emotion…A mystery well worth seeing through.’ Whilst The Scotsman hails it as ‘a beautifully crafted story…told with subtlety and compassion through all its twists and turns.’ It was named by Theatre Weekly as one of their top ten theatre shows of 2016.

My 2017 show ‘The Man on the Moor’ enjoyed a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe, and will tour nationally in 2018. My new play, provisionally titled ‘Two Sisters’, will debut this summer.

My first book, ‘My Groupon Adventure’, was published in June 2016 by Unbound/Penguin-Random House. It has been featured on Radio 4Absolute RadioVirgin RadioNews Talk FMReal People MagazineThe Irish Examiner, the Daily Star and many other national media outlets. The Irish Examiner writing, ‘This is more than just a funny account of a madcap adventure…it’s full of heart.’

As a writer and actor, I’ve have written and appeared in sketches on BBC2 (Dick n’Dom’s Funny Business) and Channel 4 (This Just In). I’ve provided material for and starred in a Sky1 pilot for Princess Productions (The Abominable Hoax Men), and also a BBC America pilot for Burning Bright Productions (Almost Royal). Further, I’ve written for Made in Chelsea spin-off Mad on Chelsea (E4). Further, I’ve had a feature-film short-listed for funding by beActive Entertainment in Dublin based on my short-film “Rebirth”. And finally, I’ve sold a radio format to NBC Universal, aswell as having sitcom scripts in development with production companies Zeppotron, Bwark and now Tiger-Aspect.

Recently I was the presenter of ‘Voom Room‘ (Sundog Pictures), featuring news, gossip and great guests from Voom 2016. Think Dragon’s Den, but with Sir Richard Branson. You can watch my presenting show reel here.

For further information on any of my work, please contact my agent Hatch Talent Management.

People I’ve worked with

Further information

As well as working as a stand-up, writer and actor. I am also an improviser, with a background in sketch and character comedy. I am in two double-acts, firstly “Dregs”, with comedian Mark Smith. We took our debut Edinburgh show to the Edinburgh fringe in 2011 where we enjoyed a sell-out run at the Underbelly, with the show endorsed by The Independent as one of the “Top Ten Comedy Shows To See At The Fringe”. The show was also recommended by The Guardian and Time Out. We did a fortnightly podcast for a few years which was nominated for European Podcast of the Year in the comedy category. We might bring it back at some point.

I am also in a writing/performing partnership with comedienne Amy Hoggart, snappily named “Amy and Max”. Renowned for our huge variety of distinctive and original characters, we regularly post improvised comedy sketches on our popular You Tube channel and also have scripts in development.

A gamut of press quotes:

“This is a great hour packed full of laughs…Great charm and talent in a beautifully constructed show.”Kate Copstick -The Scotsman (4 stars)

A resonant story of rediscovering a lost past told with engaging charm“,  The Stage (4 stars)

Humour with snatched moments of real emotion…A mystery well worth seeing through.” British Theatre Guide (4 stars)

a beautifully crafted story…told with subtlety and compassion through all its twists and turns.” Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman (4 stars)

something very special indeed“, Theatre Weekly (5 stars)

“Buckets of energy”The Daily Telegraph

“…an hour which thrives on its unpredictability”The List

“Mining previously untouched seams of surrealism and hilarity…Surreal, original and frequently surprising, Dregs are a cut above the average comedy duo…”Fest

“rib-tickling”Bruce Dessau – The Evening Standard

“fantastic” The British Comedy Guide

“An hour of non-stop laughing, sporadic absurdities and foolish escapades.”Broadway Baby (4 stars)