Successful comic and awards host, Perrier Award-winner Al Murray is known for his iconic character 'the Pub Landlord'. Al was established as a comedian of national importance while starring in Time Gentlemen, Please, and he has also hosted Happy Hour and Live At The Apollo.
Al Murray is a comedian and awards host. After studying History at Oxford and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Stewart Lee, Ben Moor and Richard Herring in the Oxford Revue, Al wrote for Week Ending and Spitting Image, and started to work as a solo act.
He supported Frank Skinner on his world tour, taking his act (based around sound effects) with him, but soon became bored with the rigidity of his material.
Fortunately, in the same year, he met Harry Hill at a Radio 4 commissioning meeting.
His break came, when he was invited to compere in Harry Hill’s Edinburgh Show ‘Pub Internationale’, and created the pub landlord character.
He appeared as Harry Hill’s big brother Alan in The Harry Hill Show. Nominated for the Perrier more often than anyone else and after a wrangle as to whether he was ‘too famous’ to win it, Murray won the Perrier Award with a show based around the Pub Landlord character.
This led to stage shows including And A Glass of White Wine For The Lady, My Gaff, My Rules and Who Dares Wins. He also completed the television series Time, Gentlemen, Please.
Al Murray has made numerous television appearances including Comic Relief, Taskmaster (2018), Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English (2018) and Why Do Brits Win Every War? (2021), amongst many more.
In 2023, Murray co-wrote Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical based on the iconic TV series Spitting Image, which premiered in Birmingham before transferring to London’s West End.
In 2015, Murray announced his formation of the “Free United Kingdom Party” (FUKP) and declared his candidacy, deploying his Pub Landlord persona, for the seat of South Thanet running against UKIP leader Nigel Farage, as a parliamentary candidate in the 2015 general election.
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What people said about Al Murray
- "Brilliant, a lovely guy, very professional and quick witted. Hilariously funny. The client loved him and he did exactly what you would expect for his Pub Landlord character."
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