An award-winning master of observational comedy, Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows with his deadpan Northern wit in tow. Clever, exuberant and charismatic, the comedian's after dinner acts draw chuckles as he gathers unique material from his dry, punchy reflections on life.
A master of random musings, award-winning comedian Alun Cochrane creates bountiful laughs as an after dinner speaker with his deadpan wit and storytelling expertise.
Hugely popular on the UK and international comedy circuit, Alun’s voice can often be heard on a Saturday morning as co-host of Absolute Radio’s The Frank Skinner Show (a role that earned him an Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer).
He also regularly features on BBC Radio 4’s The Comedy Club, and he gave listeners a stand up tour of his home in his own Radio 4 series Alun Cochrane’s Fun House.
No stranger to a British TV game panel show, Alun has appeared on BBC Two’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock The Week; BBC One's Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Have I Got News For You; and Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He has also held various stand-up spots on the Paramount Comedy Channel.
From his 2004 Edinburgh debut My Favourite Words in My Best Stories (nominated for Best Newcomer at the Perrier Awards) to his return to the city in 2014 with Alun Cochrane: Me Neither, Alun is a regular on the Scottish comedy circuit.
In 2012 he toured his show Alun Cochrane: Moments Of Alun following its success at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, and since then he has performed a further five sell-out shows at the festival including Alun Cochrane Is a Daydreamer…(At Night). In 2014, his critically-acclaimed performance sparked the nationwide tour A Show With a Man in It.
Other accolades to his name entail Chortle Awards for Best Breakthrough Act and Best Compere, and The Writer’s Guild Award For Comedy.
Alun has also extended his comedic talents to the world of acting (Jason the Asthmatic was his first role), starring as series regular Sam in the 2014 Sky Living sitcom Trying Again with Chris Addison.