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Gordon Southern

Gordon SouthernWith years of comedy experience under 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 & 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 Southern 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.

Quotes about Gordon Southern

Razor sharp wit and cavernous imagination” – Evening Standard

Hugely talented” – 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

Live Work

Gordon Southern 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 many exotic & challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Arabian Desert, Falkland Islands, Kosovo & Liverpool. Forthcoming trips include solo theatre shows in India, South Africa & Australia.

Gordon Southern made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows, as well as winning the Time Out Comedy Award ’95 (The Cheese Shop – Most Surprising Discovery).

Solo Shows

2011 – Free Range – Adelaide Fringe Festival
2010 – Borders – Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals
2009 – The Unofficial Gordon Southern Annual 2009 – Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals
2007 – Stamp Stamp – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2006 – The Solutions – Edinburgh Fringe & Manchester Comedy Festivals
2003 – My Drums Hell – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2001 – Gordon Southern – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Festivals

ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE AND NZ COMEDY FESTIVALS,
HEADLINING ‘BULMERS BEST OF THE EDINBURGH FEST’ IN ADELAIDE AND BRISBANE
MC FOR ‘THE BIG SHOW’ AUCKLAND
Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Various, 2002-Present
Adelaide Comedy Festival 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 MC & Headliner“Best Of The Fest” & Solo Show
End Of The Road Festival 2010
Sydney Comedy Festival 2006 MC Best Of The Edinburgh Fest
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2006, 2009 MC & Headliner Best Of The Edinburgh Fest
Byron Bay Big Joke Festival 2008 – Headliner
Cambridge Comedy Festival 2008 Solo Show
Manchester Comedy Festival 2006 – Solo Show
Dubai Comedy Festival 2005

Radio

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News – BBC Radio 4 – 2009
The Cheese Shop Presents… – BBC Radio 4 – 97-99
Stand Up 2 – BBC Radio 2 – 1997
The Joy Of Sketch – BBC Radio 2 – 1998
Weekending – BBC Radio 4 1993-96

Voiceover Work

Admiral Insurance – voice of parrot – TV and Radio campaign 2004-2008
Carex Washer/Walker campaign 2002-2003

Gordon Southern TV Credits

Good News Week – CH10, Australia – 2010
Tonight With Trevor McDonald 2009 – Topical Standup
Standup Australia – Comedy Channel 2008
Mischief – BBC3 2007- Topical Standup
Time Gentlemen Please – Sky 2000
11 O’Clock Show – C4 2000
Edinburgh Comedy – BBC 2001
Comedy Nation – BBC 1998
Stand Up Show – BBC 2000
The Sunday Show – BBC2 1996
Paramount Presents…The Cheese Shop 1995
Komikasi – Paramount 1995

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