Brief Biography

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 new show ‘The Man on the Moor‘ debuts in the summer of 2017. It will show at the Edinburgh festival before a London run.

My first book, ‘My Groupon Adventure’, was published in June 2016 by Unbound/Penguin-Random House. It has been featured on Radio 4, Absolute Radio, Virgin Radio, News Talk FMReal People Magazine, The 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.

Currently, I am proud to be 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 Debi Allen 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)