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Stand-up, Comedy Writer/Actor, Workshop Facilitator.
Brian’s comedy career began in college way back in 1995 when he started writing sketches. He was fortunate enough to be offered his first paid acting work a year later at a tourist visitor centre in the highlands. Since then he has gone on to a wide variety of roles including: Acting, Writing, Stand-up Comedy, Workshop Facilitation, Directing, Production and Sound Engineer. Brian has written a number of sketches, a couple of plays, and a sit-com for television.
Brian claims that comedy has always been a major part of his life. At age 11 he was kicked out of school play for ad-libbing. According to the teacher he was ‘not taking it serious enough’.
Brian has a sharp wit, and usually see’s the funny side in most things, which is sometimes at the annoyance, and at the expense of, his friends and co-workers.
Brian’s ultimate aim is to find the perfect sketch team, or double-act which he can be part of. He has set up a Facebook Page for anyone interested in collaborating with other comedy writer’s, performers, film-makers etc., with one main aim; to make comedy sketches. Anyone interested can request to join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecomedykrew/
‘Stand up is okay, but being part of a sketch team is much more fun…you have someone else there with you.’
2014; Writer: ‘A Stretch too Far’; a one hour television comedy.
2014; Workshop Facilitator/Director; for Equality Network. Working with a small group to create comedy sketches on gender inequality. http://www.equality-network.org/
2012; Part of the backstage crew with ‘Future Cinema’ on a live production of Bugsy Malone; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av9e0ulXtkw
2007; Acting: Cupid’s Arrow, one act play with The Woodhouse Players. Playing the role of Luke; the Dwarf Tosser. http://www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk/productions_200703cupid.html
2007; Co-founder of a community theatre group in East London. Roles include; Production Manager, Director, and Sound Engineer. Proudest moment is when Brian worked in collaboration with ‘new’ actors to create a two-act play, solely through improvisations.
2006/2007; Acting: Ali Baba and the 4 Tea-leaves, panto. Playing the role of the Jester with The Woodhouse Players. http://www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk/productions_200612alibaba.html
2005; Writer: Contributor on Season 2 of ‘Shoot the Writers’ Shown on I.T.V. (4 sketches). http://www.tvrage.com/shoot-the-writers
2004 – 2007; Workshop Facilitator: clients include; Cardboard Citizens http://cardboardcitizens.org.uk/ and Crisis http://www.crisis.org.uk/?gclid=CJPysqOYrcMCFTDMtAods0oA-A
2004; Writer: ‘The Lost Man’; a comedy-sketch play about identity, family values and early mid-life crisis.
2004; Formed a comedy sketch team; The Comedy Krew; Role of Production Manager and Writer. Written several sketches which were performed by the Krew.
Since 1998; Stand-up Comedian: Venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Last gig was in 2011 and went under the name of Bob Miles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3lOwSvfeHc
1996 – 2007; Various TV extra work.
Sitting directly behind the main actor in this clip from 2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCfbFPWPw7g
1996/1997; Acting: Mother Goose panto. Role: Nabbit, part of the double act Grabbit & Nabbit.
1996 – 1997; Actor/Performer at Highland Mysteryworld, a tourist visitor centre at the highlands. Various costumed characters, storytelling and puppetry, and performed in Murder Mysteries; usually the role of a joke salesman.
1996; Acting role with the Edinburgh Graduate’s Theatre Group http://www.egtg.co.uk/ Playing kidnapper 2 in a production of Abducting Diana.