Award winning stand-up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on a range of popular TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He will soon be appearing as series regular ‘Sam’ in Sky Living’s new sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison.
Alun wrote and starred in Radio 4 series Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, offering listeners a room-by-room stand up tour of his home. He is co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute, for which he has received a 2012 Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer. The show also won a Sony Award in 2011 for Best Entertainment Programme and was nominated again in 2012. Other radio credits include The Now Show, Just A Minute, Dilemma, Loose Ends, and Lee Mack And Friends.
Alun is an Edinburgh regular, earning himself four and five star reviews to go alongside the Writer’s Guild Award For Comedy. In 2011 he took his showAlun Cochrane: Moments Of Alun to the festival to great acclaim. The tour has since been extended into 2012 and is currently touring the UK.
Alun is a master at observational comedy, telling tales about eating, sleeping, daydreaming, driving, being a son, father, brother, husband, friend, mortgage-holder, clothes-wearer, car-owner, radio-listener, train-traveller, door-opener (and closer), alcohol-consumer, hangover-sufferer, newspaper flicker-through-er, occasional football watcher, and general liver of life. In short; he gets material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body.
“…rarely have such random musings been elevated to this level of hilarious artistry.” The Scotsman
“By the end of the show, some people in the audience literally can't stop laughing. Expect Alun Cochrane to be filling arenas soon."
"a master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline..." Metro
"There's no reason why Cochrane couldn't sell out Wembley in the not too distant future..." Fest Mag