British comedian and TV personality Al Murray is best known for his stand up persona the Pub Landlord, a mock stereotypical xenophobic character. Educated at St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford, he performed in the comedy group The Oxford Revue whilst studying. It was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004 that Murray first invented his Pub Landlord character, and successive performances up there that led to nominations every year from 1996 and the Perrier Award in 1999. It was after... Read more >>
Al Murray is one of the most recognisable and successful comics in the UK with his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord. His new series Compete for the Meat (Dave), sees teams battle it out to win the coveted prize of a frozen chicken. His British Comedy Award Winning ITV1 series Al Murray's Happy Hour has delighted both viewers and critics alike with his no nonsense treatment of his celebrity guests. He is also one of the few stand-up comedians to be asked by ITV to perform two Audience With's.... Al's sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky One) has become something of a modern day cult classic and his series, Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1) saw him introduce a whole host of new characters and demonstrate his vast comedic range.
Al's other TV appearances as The Pub Landlord includes three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), hosting both Live At The Apollo (BBC1) and Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy Channel) and his edgy quiz show Fact Hunt (ITV1). He has also released six best selling live DVDs My Gaff, My Rules, Glass of White Wine For The Lady, Giving it Both Barrels, Live At The Palladium, The Beautiful British Tour and Barrel of Fun.
Out of character, Al has hosted Al Murray's German Adventure, BBC Four, an historical series about the art and culture of Germany (without mentioning the War) as well as appearances on What's So Funny... (Channel 4), That Sunday Night Show (ITV), Frank Skinner's Opinionated (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and The Road To Berlin, a 10 episode documentary series on WWII for Discovery.
Al's huge stand-up tours have made him one of the most popular live comedy acts in the country, with sell out shows including the O2 Arena. He won the Perrier Award (after a record four successive nominations) and secured Olivier Award nominations for both of his celebrated sell-out West End runs. Internationally, Al has forged an enviable reputation with numerous sell-out runs in Melbourne, Sydney, Montreal and New Zealand.
His Pub Landlord, Book Of British Common Sense, was a best selling title when published in both paperback and hardback with 300,000 sales. His second hit book Think Yourself British was published in hardback in 2009 and was followed in 2010 with his ultimate pub quiz book Al Murray The Pub Landlord's Great British Pub Quiz Book.