Sanderson Jones left his job as an advertising salesman in 2008 to become a stand-up comedian. By 2012 he had sold out the Sydney Opera House through single-handedly selling his tickets. He has also performed sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London's Union Chapel and National Theatre and Australia's Adelaide Town Hall.
Sanderson alongside fellow comedian Pippa Evans formed The Sunday Assembly, gathering which celebrated life through talks, comedy and songs. Since its conception, the idea has gone viral and there are now 28 Assemblies worldwide. Although not classified as a religious gathering, The Sunday Assembly is now included on the GCSE syllabus for Religious Education.
Sanderson has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and worked as a film critic for England's longest running woman's magazine, The Lady, from 2009-2011. Prior to comedy, he sold advertising at The Economist, where he was seconded to their digital skunkworks Project Red Stripe as a digital creative, before choosing the world of stand up over online start-ups.
He has received a Malcolm Hardee Awards nomination and a nomination for the Chortle Award for Innovation.
Away from the comedy circuit, Sanderson is a keen businessman and knows what it takes to build a business from scratch. Sanderson can be booked as a comedian, a business speaker or as a representative of The Sunday Assembly. His cocktail of talents means he flourishes at a wide range of events conferences, away days and award ceremonies for a variety of sectors including, sales, technology and startups and advertising and marketing.
What the Clients Say:
The night was awesome. It is the second time that Sanderson has hosted the awards and he definitely helped to pull off the 'Do Different' theme once again. It felt like a completely new show and as fresh as ever. The karaoke moments went down really well and a great night was had by all. - The Best Awards 2016, Marketing Agencies Association
Sanderson was one of biggest highlights we have had at our events. He had an excellent rapport with the audience and added some well placed wit that immensely livened up the atmosphere with a talk that was not only entertaining but very insightful. I would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again. - Dmitri Grabov, Hacker News Meet Up
Please pass our grateful thanks onto Sanderson. He was really brilliant and I think it will be very hard to top for next year!! He gauged the content just right, really commanded the audience and kept the flow of the evening going with bags of energy throughout. The level of research was apparent, very apparent. - JILLIE BUSHELL ON BEHALF OF THE MAA BEST AWARDS 2015
Sanderson was fantastic, extremely professional, polite and friendly; it was a true pleasure to meet/work with him. He was well received by the audience, very funny and anecdotal. He arrived promptly and was well prepared. Sanderson added value to our event. We are looking forward to working with him in the future ...a massive thank you from the Directors and Staff at Novosco.- Novosco IT Conference 2013 CIO Futures
Finding @sandersonjones compairing of @InnoTechSummit a nice burst of energy all tech conferences need!- Will Harvey @WilliamEdHarvey - via Twitter
Sanderson was excellent; [he] brought much laughter to the event. He arrived early to ensure AV etc was set up and ready for him, and even though the event was running late, he still did his 30 minute slot. His content was rated 10/10 by the client, [who] was wowed by him and would recommend him again.- Datacentre Solutions Awards
[Sanderson is] the best stand up I have ever seen at an awards show! #dcsawards- Paul Claranet @heywood_paul - via Twitter Re: Datacentre Solutions Awards
@sandersonjones It’s not easy to be insightful and entertaining at the same time! Thanks for your #HNLondon talk.- Michael Mahemoff @mahemoff - via Twitter
Sanderson was a pleasure to work with and a true professional. In our pre-briefing conversations, he was very easy to work with and quick to understand what we wanted from him as a moderator and from the seminar itself. He was also proactive in contributing ideas too ? which we welcomed. He added the humour to the debate we were after but also kept it moving at a good pace and drew out the objectives we wanted.- IPC MEDIA SEMINAR AT ADWEEK EUROPE 2014