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WINNER TIME OUT COMEDY AWARD 1995
With 16 years of comedy experience on his belt Gordon Southern is one of the most sought after headline acts on the UK and international circuit. Gordon regularly plays to sell out audiences at the most prestigious clubs in the country including Comedy Store and Jongleurs. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy and quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite.
An award winning writer with critical acclaim for numerous projects that he has worked on, Southern has written for some of the most memorable comedy shows of the last decade.
Not content with mastering stand-up and writing Gordon is also a brilliant actor with praise from The British Theatre Guide for his debut acting role in Moon The Loon. His acting skills are not just confined to the stage however, he was the very memorable voice of the Admiral Insurance Parrot on their national TV and Radio ad campaigns.
Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit. He spends at least 2 months every year performing in Australia. A highly regarded international act, he’s worked in may exotic and challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Arabian Desert, Falkland Islands, Kosovo and Liverpool.
Forthcoming trips include solo theatre shows in India, South Africa and Australia.
WARM UP ARTIST
Cheese Shop – BBC Radio 4
Other writing credits include work for shows on BBC2, C5, Sky One, BBC Radio 1,2,4,5 and stand-up material for other live acts.
Press for Stamp Stamp
“A thoroughly enjoyable and easy going show” óóóó Edfest Magazine
“A likeable act, good company and skilled at creating a cheery atmosphere, incorporating bizarre audience interjections without missing a beat.” Chortle
“Really good and funny... His show is over far too soon for all.” óóóó One4Review
“The unscripted bits were brilliant... You cannot help but like his enthusiastic approach to stand up” Three Weeks
Press for The Solutions
“A hugely likeable performer… one of the funniest things I’ve seen so far this festival.” The Scotsman
“Simply a very strong stand-up set... His delivery is playful, upbeat and relentless. Southern might not be one of the bigger names at the festival, but he is one of the funniest.” óóóó Chortle
“Infectious enthusiasm and energy.” óóóó The List
“If you can make comedy from crosswords, then you’ve certainly got something. And whatever that thing may be, Gordon Southern has plenty of it.” The Herald
“Southern is an engaging comedian with a good line in material. His audience interaction is funny and non-threatening… an hour well spent.” óóóó One 4 Review
“Magical imagination.” Three Weeks Daily.
“Endearingly cheeky.” Fest Buzz
“Hilarious.” Broadway Baby
Press for Moon The Loon
“A good piece of writing, well performed.” The British Theatre Guide
“Strong performances from all three of the actors” 4.5 stars UK Theatre Network
“Top class all round” The Sunday Times
“Razor sharp wit and cavernous imagination” Evening Standard
“Hugely talented… Very funny” Time Out
“Worth the admission price alone” City Life
“An energetic mirth making talent that would shame many comics with years more experience… A cracking night” The Scotsman
“Had the audience in stitches. He told damn fine stories… Personal experiences abounded through his routine and they introduced us to his absurd and sharp witted world. He clearly won many fans” Adelaide Fringe Magazine
“Top notch material…All quality stuff, making Southern well worth going out of your way to catch” Chortle