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Al Pitcher

Al PitcherEach Al Pitcher show is unique. He eclipses his peers with his interactive abilities, his audience never quite knowing where he’s leading them, but thrilled by the journey. Wit   his unpredictable, unsystematic and upbeat live performances Al Pitcher has consistently wowed audiences across the country.

With live performances in the UK, New York, Shanghai, Bahrain, Paris, Berlin and Auckland, it’s really only a matter of time before you have seen him and met afterwards for a cup of tea. A favourite in all the big clubs like the Glee, Banana Cabaret, Jongleurs and The Stand, Al Pitcher is now recognised as one of the best comperes on the circuit.

The voice of the Fosters Lager TV commercials, Al Pitcher was commissioned by BBC Radio One to write and perform on their late-night comedy show The Milk Run.

Quotes about Al Pitcher:

Catch him while he is cheap” – Evening Standard

The Kiwi Motormouths crowd skills are second to none” – Stage

Go see Al Pitcher…it is an experience to savour” – LBC Radio

He has the energy of a kid that has drunk too much lemonade” – Metro

Can reduce an Audience to tears of Laughter“ – Scotsman

Brilliant” – Daily Mail

Absolute star in the making” – Time Out

Awards & Nominations

2009 Time Out Sydney People’s Choice Sydney Comedy Festival 2009
2009 Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival Awards
2009 Festival Director’s Pick of the Fest Newcastle/Gateshead Comedy Festival
2006 Comedian of the Year Tron
2005 Comedian of the Year Tron
2001 Finalist BBC New Act Competition
2001 Finalist Daily Telegraph Open Mic Competition
1999 Finalist “So You Think You’re Funny”

TV and Radio

2009 Jon Richardson Show BBC 6 Music Regular contributor
2009 PMQ with Andy Parsons BBC Radio 5 Live Guest
2008 Argumental Tiger Aspect Warm-Up
2008 The Cube Objective Productions Warm-Up 2008 The Comedy Store Paramount
2008 Superstars Tiger Aspect Studio Warm-Up
2008 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC Studio Warm-Up
2008 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps LIVE! BBC Studio Warm-Up
2007 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC Studio Warm-Up
2006 Grown-Ups BBC Studio Warm-Up
2006 Nigella ITV Studio Warm-Up
2004 Fosters Commercial (TV) Multi-channel Voiceover
2003 The Milk Run BBC Radio 1 Writer and Performer

PRICE BAND: Bronze £500 to £2,500

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