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Cole Parker

Confidence personified. Really Funny. A name for the future.” Edinburgh Review

 Comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Cole Parker exploded onto the comedy circuit in 2000, to great critical acclaim. In the same year he was in the Hackney Empire New Act competition final alongside Russell Brand. Cole now regularly plays the premier comedy clubs throughout the UK & overseas and has earned an enviable reputation as a professional, highly original, first-rate comic and compere. His intelligent - occasionally dark material, is delivered with generous spoonfuls of charm and he can relate to any audience.

On television Cole recently presented 15 episodes of 'The Ultimate Gambler' for Bravo Television, which sold to 24 countries worldwide. On SKY SPORTS he was recently the face of International Cricket and he appears regularly on television

 On radio Cole has co-presented a music show with Craig Charles for BBC Radio 6 and appeared as a guest on XFM, BBC London, LBC and several BBC broadcasts. He also performed stand-up on BBC 7's 'Spanking New'.

A knowledgeable and passionate music fan, Cole has hosted 'Jersey LIVE!' for four years since its inception in 2003 - performing alongside the cream of the British and international A -list music industry. Having a massive bank of material and being able to relate to a wide demographic has made Cole a popular and regular festival fixture. He has compered the Reading festival for an unprecedented fours years running and also played the Glastonbury, Leeds, Lattitude, Edinburgh fringe, Bug-jam and Big Chill festivals.

 "Wonderful, upfront, hilarious…'" Evening Standard

 A prolific writer: Cole has four television shows currently in development. He has also written for several top name comedians & played alongside: Russell Brand, Harry Hill, Jonny Vegas, Ardal O'Hanlon, Ed Byrne, Sean Lock, The Mighty Boosh, Jimmy Carr, Jeff Green, Craig Charles, Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, Ross Noble & countless more. More recently he has written topical comedy for BBC Radio 2.

 As an actor Cole has played an assortment of 'straight' roles, including appearances in The Bill (ITV), Eastenders (BBC 1) and The Buddha of Suburbia (BBC1). Feature films include Roman Polanski 'She's Been Away' and theatrical productions include 'Midsummer Nights Dream' in Holland Park.

Before embarking on a successful career as a comedian, Cole worked the gaming industry at every level for several years, across 30 countries and punted in countless more as a player. In the 90s Cole was one the UK’s best dealers - dealing for gangsters, movie stars, the Russian mafia & the Spice Girls and was the first UK dealers to learn Caribbean stud poker He worked in many of the top clubs in London & Israel and on cruise ships all around the USA, South America, Caribbean & Bahamas.

 Press Quotes

"Consistently brilliant…." The Independent

 “Spot on, topical, particularly amusing...” BBC West

"Quite simply, the finest alternative comedian there is" Ian Cognito (comic)

Radio includes
Radio BBC Radio 6 Music - (writing/co-presenting with Craig Charles)
BBC Radio 7 Spanking New
XFM - (guest)
BBC London - (guest)
LBC – (guest)

BBC Exeter
BBC Swindon
BBC Five Live

Television
The Friday Night Project, Channel 4, July 2006
The Ultimate Gambler (Presenting) - 15 episodes for Bravo Television
SKY POKER Guest

The Bill, ITV, role of Paul Devizes (drug dealer & grass)
Eastenders, BBC1, role of Kev' (drug dealer)
Buddha of Suburbia, BBC1 - role of Simon.
Inspector Sheikh, BBC 1 (sitcom pilot).
Grange Hill, BBC1
Government anti-smoking advert
Government army recruitment advert
N Power cricket idents for SKY

Feature Films
She's Been Away, Directed by Roman Polanski (starring Dame Peggy Ashcroft & Edward Fox).
Object of Beauty (starring Andie MacDowell, John Malkovich & Joss Ackland) - role of Paul.

Stage - Acting
Midsummer Night's Dream (Holland Park)

Bugsy Malone - UK tour

Festivals/Tours
Reading festival 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

The Latitude Festival 2007
Leeds Festival 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Jersey LIVE! 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (Host with Edith Bowman & Zane Lowe)
National tour with Russell Brand & Karl Theobald, 2001
Bugjam 2001 & 2002
Glastonbury 2002
Guildford festival 2002
Edinburgh festival 2002, 2006, 2007
The Big Chill 2003

Comedy Clubs
Comedy Store

Jongleurs
Avalon University circuit

Up The Creek
Comedy Box
XS Mullarkeys
Off The Kerb - University circuit
Komedia
London's Comedy Café
Red Rose Comedy Club
Lee Hurst's Backyard comedy club
East Dulwich Tavern
Downstairs at the Kings Head
Banana Cabaret
Laughter Lounge
Alexanders
Rawhide
Ha Bloody Ha
Crack Comedy Club
Roar With Laughter
It's a Scream
Comedy Club UK
Q.I. Oxford
Resident MC in 4 different clubs

Overseas gigs
To date Cole has been booked to play various cities/countries outside the UK. These include:
Luxemburg and Singapore
Las Vegas
Orange County USA
Ireland
Australia (Melbourne & Sydney)
A tour of Holland
Frankfurt
Cologne
Bahrain
Eilat - Israel
Switzerland

France
Cyprus
Corfu

Turkey

Corporate
UK launch of the Sony PS3 in London's flagship store
British Armed Forces

Yellow Pages
Silent Night
Lloyds TSB
The British-American Project
Norwich FC
Wimbledon FC
AXA Insurance
West Ham United FC Supporters Club
Edgbaston Cricket Club
Edgbaston Golf Club
Various Cambridge Balls and functions