Stand up comedian Alun Cochrane

Alun’s biography

Award-winning stand up comedian Alun Cochrane has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, 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 was featured as series regular ‘Sam’ in the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison and has appeared in Coronation Street, Boomers and Russell Howard’s Christmas film A Gert Lush Christmas.

Alun is the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute, for which he 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. He regularly features on BBC Radio 4’s The Comedy Club. Other radio credits include The Now Show, Just A Minute, Dilemma, Loose Ends, Lee Mack And Friends and Listomania. Alun wrote and starred in the Radio 4 series Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, offering listeners a room-by-room stand up tour of his home.

In 2014 Alun returned to Edinburgh with Alun Cochrane: Me Neither.Previously Alun was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Perrier Awards and has won Chortle Awards for Best Breakthrough Act and Best Compere as well as additional accolades with the Writer’s Guild Award For Comedy. In 2012 he toured his show Alun Cochrane: Moments Of Alun across the UK following its success at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. He toured the UK again in 2016 with his show Alun Cochrane: A Show With A Man In It.

Alun is a master at observational comedy, an expert in storytelling and uniquely able to to gather material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body.

“Cochrane’s on-stage persona is allied to a real craft and creativity in his writing, yielding results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big belly laughs on a night out” The Guardian

“Alun Cochrane’s ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is phenomenal”Chortle

“…rarely have such random musings been elevated to this level of hilarious artistry.” The Scotsman

“a master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline…” Metro