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  • ANDY PARSONS, JOEL DOMMETT, TOM ALLEN, JON RICHARDSON, PHILL JUPITUS AND RICH HALL APPEAR ON ENTS24’S HARDEST WORKING COMEDIAN LIST

    ANDY PARSONS, JOEL DOMMETT, TOM ALLEN, JON RICHARDSON, PHILL JUPITUS AND RICH HALL APPEAR ON ENTS24’S HARDEST WORKING COMEDIAN LIST

    The UK's biggest live guide Ents24 has today revealed their Top 20 Hardest Working Comedians of the year.

    The chart, now in its third year and determined by the highest number of listed performances at different venues across the calendar year, features Andy Parsons, Joel Dommett, Tom Allen, Jon Richardson and Phill Jupitus, as well as a second appearance in a row for Rich Hall.

    You can see the whole list here on Ents24.

  • PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY 2017/18 TOUR

    PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY 2017/18 TOUR

    Join stand up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

    Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

    Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC Two's pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for nineteen years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI and Alan Davies As yet Untitled, and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo.

    On BBC Radio 4, Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth, and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus' Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix's Stage.

    Phill's theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind, the West End production of Urinetown in the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell at the Apollo Theatre, and his West End singing debut in 2009 when he played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre.

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    '... a true comic talent' - Manchester Evening News

    'A talented focused wordsmith' - Fest

  • QI RETURNS WITH PHILL JUPITUS

    QI RETURNS WITH PHILL JUPITUS

    QI returns with series 'O' this October, with Phill Jupitus appearing on episode one.

    Catch up on iPlayer here if you miss it.

    Upcoming episodes of the series feature Romesh Ranganathan, Rich Hall and Josh Widdicombe, so catch up on our listings page for more detail as they're announced.

  • PHILL JUPITUS TO JOIN THE SHERMAN BROTHERS’ CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG TOUR FOR 2016-17 UK AND IRELAND TOUR

    PHILL JUPITUS TO JOIN THE SHERMAN BROTHERS’ CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG TOUR FOR 2016-17 UK AND IRELAND TOUR

    Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.

    Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) will feature as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst until 24 April 2016. Caractacus Potts will be played by Jason Manford (The Producers, Sweeney Todd) from 10 February until 24 April, and he will return to the show from 5 October 2016. Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) will play Caractacus Potts from 4 May until 18 September 2016.

    Martin Kemp (EastEnders, The Krays) will play the Childcatcher until 24 April 2016, and Amy Griffiths (Everyman, Stephen Ward, The Pajama Game) will play Truly Scrumptious.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will also feature Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street) as Baroness Bomburst, and Andy Hockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts.

    For more information, visit chittythemusical.co.uk Facebook: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Musical Twitter: @ChittyMusical / #chittymusical

  • PHILL JUPITUS ANNOUNCED TO JOIN THE CAST OF URINETOWN

    PHILL JUPITUS ANNOUNCED TO JOIN THE CAST OF URINETOWN

    Renowned comedian Phill Jupitus (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, Hairspray, Monty Python's Spamalot) will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical from 1st December 2014.

    Phill will be taking on the role of tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, and stepping up into roles of Penelope Pennywise and Mr. McQueen will be our original cast members Julie Jupp and Alasdair Buchan.

    Director Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed production of the multi Tony award winning musical Urinetown, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, is currently running at the Apollo Theatre for a limited season.

  • PHILL JUPITUS PRESENTS – YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHY I’VE ASKED YOU HERE…

    PHILL JUPITUS PRESENTS – YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHY I’VE ASKED YOU HERE…

    Based on the character based comedy show he took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here... is a three-part performance unlike anything you have seen before. Phill Jupitus plays the part of three extraordinary characters and with the help of an inquisitive audience, we find out more about them. The Late Vernon Herschel Harley is a legend of stage and screen who died at the age of 114 just last Thursday. He has worked with everybody in theatre and cinema and describes himself as 'Quite lively for a dead chap' and 'An annecdote Gatling gun.' The Late Kurt Schiffer was the Korvettenkapitan of the U42B out of Hamburg part of the German Navy's Wolf Packs, which were the scourge of the Atlantic shipping lanes. He died in 1944. The Late Phill Jupitus died on June 24th 2052 on the eve of his 90th birthday. Leave your preconceptions at the door but don't forget to bring your curiosity. 'This show is a huge amount of fun and an impressive display of Jupitus' skills' – The Scotsman 'I left an hour later with further admiration of the man's talents and his willingness to try something different... it is an experience that should not be missed' – One4Review 'Jupitus is undoubtedly an excellent improviser and there is a great deal of pleasure to be had from watching his quick wit at work' - Broadway Baby For tour dates and tickets, click here.

  • PHILL JUPITUS AND MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE HEAD TO BOLIVIA IN WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ROADS TONIGHT ON BBC TWO AT 9:30PM

    PHILL JUPITUS AND MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE HEAD TO BOLIVIA IN WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ROADS TONIGHT ON BBC TWO AT 9:30PM

    Phill Jupitus and Marcus Brigstocke head to Bolivia for a high-altitude road trip that promises adrenalin, hilarity and drop dead beautiful scenery. But first the terrified duo have to survive!

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BIOGRAPHY

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Phill Jupitus began his performing career in 1984, when he quit working in a Job Centre to become a ranting poet, quickly rising to prominence supporting such bands as The Style Council and The Housemartins. While working for indie record label Go! Disc his duties included being press officer for the The Housemartins and directing videos for Billy Bragg and the late Kirsty McColl.

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In the evenings Phill’s poetry and compering became so successful he would go to tour with such luminaries as Madness, The Who and Paul Weller.

1995 saw the beginning of Phill’s radio career hosting his own show at BBC Greater London Radio. In 2000 Phill had the honour of playing the first ever record on the BBC’s new dedicated music station 6Music as its inaugural Breakfast DJ.

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Phill’s highly successful television career began in 1996 when he became team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Now in its twenty-third series Phill is the only remaining member of the original line-up.

Phill’s stand-up has taken him on two UK tours; Jedi, Steady, Go (1996) where he performed a personal interpretation of the Star Wars story. This was followed by the hugely popular second tour in 1999, Quadrophobia which can be found on DVD.

Phill has also starred in the sitcom television Dark Ages, provided a voice for the animated ITV series Watership Down before writing and performing in the critically acclaimed Waiting for Alice. (Edinburgh Festival 2007)

Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Phill currently appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2/4), while on BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular member of the award winning News Quiz in addition to numerous presenting work on such shows as Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage. As a journalist Phill writes a weekly column for The Times’ prestigious sport supplement, The Game; being a highly skilled artist at frequent intervals these submissions are presented in cartoon form. He currently is also the host of the aforementioned The Game football podcast along with his own cult music podcast Perfect Ten.

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Despite these current media commitments Phill finds the time to go back out on the road touring the UK with his impro-show, as a key member of the successful show Totally Looped and also as lead singer with The Blockheads.

In the Autumn of 2009 Phill graced the West End stage in the hit musical Hairspray playing Edna Turnblad receiving critical acclaim for his performance.

The summer of 2010 saw the release of Phill’s book Good Morning Nantwich – Adventures In Breakfast Radio where not only does Phill discover the answer but finds out what really makes the listening nation tick first thing in the morning.

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‘No one knows or cares more about radio or can write about it with such wit, love and grace’ – Stephen Fry.