Karel's Comedy Club & Laughing Matters
presented from Yorkshire
though of Scotish origins and residing in Manchester

Alun Cochrane

Tuesday 21 April 2009

the biggest crowd of the season so far not a spare seat in the house

The Scotsman
“unremarkable episodes on a Cardiff bus and a toilet trip to a coffee shop are extended to tremendous heights of observational humour”

“Very funny and stimulating, like acupuncture for the brain”

The List
“the show erupts with dizzyingly pernickety excursions into found comedy and the bewildering complexity inherent in the most mundane trivium… Significantly, he also manages to avoid almost every stand-up cliché: men-versus-women fluff, outré filth and audience terrorising are all refreshingly absent”

The Metro
“wry musings often escalating into giddy hilarious routines. He’s a master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline… a very funny show”

2005 The Edinburgh Comedy Room ‘Comedy With Sad Bits’

The Herald
“there is a fresh face on the block with the ability to slip in a painful kidney punch between all those rib-ticklers...
Cochrane is so masterfully inclusive the audience is with him all the way”

The Metro
“a firm favourite on the UK comedy circuit… laughs come thick and fast…this is quality stand-up”

“a mesmerising story-teller… a most entertaining hour in Cochrane’s very good company, guaranteed to cheer you up”

Winner of The Writers’ Guild Award For Comedy
Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee

The List
“this man Cochrane is a star in the making… I could quite easily have gone through the exact same hour immediately”

The Metro
“Brimming with charm, this really is feelgood comedy with bells on”

The Sunday Telegraph
“Superb newcomer who rambles on about nothing much, but in the most agreeable manner”

In 2004 his debut Edinburgh solo show ‘My Favourite Words in My Best Stories’ garnered him a handful of four and five star reviews and a Perrier newcomer nomination to go alongside the Writer’s Guild Award For Comedy.

Since then he’s performed sell out shows at the Edinburgh festival each year as well as travelling the world recounting the funny things that have happened to him either in life or in cafes.

In 2006 Alun made several broadcast debuts appearing on the BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I got News For You and Radio 4’s Just A Minute as well as various stand-up spots on the Paramount comedy channel.

Alun prides himself on a high turnover of quality material and is assisted in this by being able to try new ideas in his role as resident host at
The Ginglik in Shepherd’s Bush considered by many comics, critics and audience members alike to be one of the best comedy nights in the capital.

As an in demand studio warm-up Alun makes a hard job look fun and easy and is regularly used on shows hosted by Dara O’Briain, Graham Norton, and Rory Bremner amongst many others

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