Alun Cochrane is an award-winning master of observational comedy, appearing on numerous TV and radio shows where he shows off his deadpan wit with huge aplomb.
Clever, witty, hilarious, charming and topical, Alun’s after-dinner acts, storytelling and event hosting draws much laughter from audiences of all sizes.
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ALUN COCHRANE – COMEDY
Alun Cochrane has appeared on a number of popular TV panel and comedy shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Dave’s One Night Stand, Mock the Week, Room 101, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Live at the Comedy Store, Have I Got News For You) and 8 Out of 10 Cats).
Alun made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2004 with My Favourite Words in My Best Stories, followed by Comedy with Sad Bits in 2005 and Introducing an Introduction to Alun Cochrane’s Imagination. He presented Alun Cochrane. Owner of a Shed. And a Son. Thinks the world is wonky, in 2009 Alun Cochrane is a Daydreamer (at Night), Jokes. Life and Jokes about Life and Moments of Alun which toured the UK. In 2014 he returned to the festival with his show Alun Cochrane: Me Neither before taking Alun Cochrane: A Show with a Man in it on tour in 2016. As well as touring the UK, Alun has travelled as far and wide as New York, Belgium and Hong Kong with this comedy.
Alun’s name has been on a number of industry award lists, including a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Perrier Awards. At the Chortle Awards he was nominated for Best Compere and Best Breakthrough Act.
He is a master of observational comedy and is an expert storyteller, discussing topics that every audience member can relate to including driving, eating, travelling, alcohol, football and money, to name a few.
As well as appearing on our screens as a natural comedian, he has shown off his acting skills on well-loved sitcoms, soaps and entertainment programmes such as Trying Again, Always and Everyone, What the Dickens?, Coronation Street, Boomers, A Gert Lush Christmas and the BBC mockumentary series Hospital People.
Between 2009 and 2022, he was a co-host on The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio alongside Frank himself and presenter Emily Dean. The show gained him a 2012 Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer, as well as a Sony Award in 2011 for Best Entertainment Programme.
He is a regular voice on BBC Radio 4’s The Comedy Club, as well as The Now Show and Just a Minute, Fighting Talk, Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, The News Quiz, Loose Ends and Lee Mack and Friends. He has also presented stand-up specials for BBC Radio 4 including ‘Alun Cochrane: Centrist Dad?’ in 2021.
Alun’s dry with and personable nature make him a perfect choice for event hosting and/or after-dinner speaking engagements. He manages to mix fascinating storytelling with sharp one-liners and honest observations.
With a career spanning over 15 years, Alun’s comedy and presenting style is continuously developing and he is proud to say he creates a bespoke set for each of his clients, which have included the Boss Awards, Mother and Baby Awards, Universal Pictures and RAC Magazine, amongst many others.
Cochrane’s on-stage persona is allied to a real craft and creativity in his writing, yielding results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big belly laughs on a night out.
Alun was absolutely fantastic to work with, a consummate professional and extremely helpful and amenable – a real pleasure! The feedback from the audience has been extremely positive, with several of our regular attendees saying he was our best host yet! We all loved his set and felt it was perfectly judged for the audience.
The Boss Awards
Alun was brilliant! He went down really well and got through the awards in record time. It was a pleasure to have him host the event.
Mother and Baby Awards
He went down very well and we had a lot of positive feedback. He was very funny!
Commodity Business Awards
Alun was absolutely brilliant! Exactly what we wanted. He gauged the room perfectly and everyone loved him. He picked up on a lot of things that happen a lot to us and played along with them, for e.g. people not understanding what we do, so just saying we work with soil etc, making it funny and pertinent. Very clever. I would highly recommend him.
ITM Soil Summer Ball
He was very exacting and professional. Helpful with the unique elements of our awards show and keen to get things right for us.
Noble House Media Ltd
Alun was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to and on the evening of our event. The audience were captivated during is ad-lib and only had good things to say about the host for the evening. He made the somewhat mundane subject area light hearted and funny without drawing away too much from the content. We had a bit of a technical malfunction and Alun was able to think quick on his event and get us through it quite painlessly. All in all a very funny evening with Alun who was professional and such an easy going host.
I have had GREAT feedback from the event Alun did for me – one person even said they nearly wet themselves!
Alun stormed it!
Universal Pictures Ltd.
Alun was ideal for the audience and exceeded expectations and objectives. Alun checked the guestlist and personalised his set to some of the companies present – the audience loved this!