Neil Mullarkey is founder member of the Comedy Store Player and a master of improvisation. He is an expert awards host, comedian and running workshops on communication and improvisation. For something different, Neil plays L. Vaughan Spencer, alternative Life Coach, Self-Help Guru and Gangsta Motivator. The pony-tailed guru has been described as "The Tom Peters for the Britney generation".
Neil Mullarkey is an after dinner and keynote speaker, actor, writer, improviser, and workshop leader. Neil is founder-member of the Comedy Store Players, Britain's top improvisation troupe and has appeared in two Austin Powers movies. He was educated at Cambridge University where he studied Economics, Social and Political Sciences and was President of the Cambridge Footlights, directing their pantomime and revue and touring the UK and Australia.
Neil’s television, radio, film and theatre credits are numerous including the likes of Whose Line is it Anyway, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth, I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue, The News Quiz, Quote…Unquote and Loose Ends to name but a few on BBC's Radio 4. He wrote and presented the documentary Ten Years of the Comedy Store Players.
Neil’s latest one-man show Don’t Be Needy Be Succeedy has been touring the UK & Ireland to great acclaim and won the Fringe Report Award for Best Satire. In it Neil plays L. Vaughan Spencer, alternative Life Coach, Self-Help Guru and Gangsta Motivator. Also known as L-Vo, the pony-tailed guru has been described as "The Tom Peters for the Britney generation" and "The Enimem of personal self-enhancement". L-Vo’s light hearted stand-up is everything required to entertain, motivate, inspire and delight the corporate audience.
Neil also runs interactive workshops, using the technique of theatre improvisation to inspire people to embrace their creativity and enhance their communication skills. He ran Improvisation Master Classes for Business People in 2010, and also appeared on BBC Radio 4's In Business with Peter Cook in 2009 to talk about what business can learn from the comedy game.