Stephen Grant Comedian at Big Cheese Comedy
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Comedian
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Stephen Grant

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BIG CHEESE LAUGHTER DEPARTMENT

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

FINALIST BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2009

FINALIST – COMEDY WRITER – MIPTV CANNES 2009

WINNER BEST COMPERE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2008

WINNER BEST COMEDIAN – JUICY AWARD 2003

FINALIST – DAILY TELEGRAPH OPEN MIC AWARD 1998

FINALIST – SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? 1997

Along with his clutch of awards and critical acclaim Stephen Grant must surely have right to the title of hardest working comedian in the UK. Regular compere of Krater Comedy Club at Komedia, which has won Best Comedy Venue in the South for an unprecedented 7 years. Stephen still finds the time to headline and MC gigs all over the country as well as being a regular guest on The Cutting Edge, deputizing presenter on BBC Southern Counties Radio, warming up and performing on some of the biggest comedy shows on TV and MCing for numerous corporate events.

It is not hard to see why Stephen is so popular, he possesses an energy and intellect which combined make for dynamite comedy. His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging on his every word.

LIVE WORK
Regular compere – Krater Comedy Club, Komedia
Regular act – Tag Comedy, Komedia
Regular contributor/guest – The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store
Stephen is in great demand as a compere and headliner at all the major clubs in the UK and also regularly performs overseas including several return trips to China, Singapore, Dubai and Budapest and a run on a Mediterranean Cruise.

Stephen is sought after to appear at corporate functions and has performed for numerous companies including:
JVC
Coca Cola
Microsoft
Honda
British Gas
Bupa
B&Q
Sony
West Ham United
Legal & General
London Underground
Budweiser

AWARD CEREMONIES
Stephen has hosted the following ceremonies
Digital Media Awards
National Publishing Awards
Brighton & Hove Business Awards
The Technical Analyst Awards
Chartered Institute of Housing Awards
Network Computing Awards
Morrison Facility Services Awards
Veterinary Marketing Association Awards

FESTIVALS
Brighton Festival 1999, 2001-2009
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2003, 2004, 2006-2008
Latitude 2008
Glastonbury 2002 – 2003
Guildfest 2001 - 2002

RADIO
PRESENTING
Deputising presenter on various shows on BBC SCR (2003-2008)
The Fan’s Phone In – BBC Sussex (presenter) (2009)
The Stephen Grant Show – BBC SCR and podcast (2005-2008)
The Brighton Festival – BBC SCR (2002-2004)

RADIO
PERFORMING
Assorted characters - (Aire FM, Metro, TFM, Minster FM, MFM, Fox – 1997-1998)
Assorted characters & voices – Radio 1 (1999-2003)
Loose Ends – Radio4
Political Animal – Radio4
28 Acts in 28 Minutes – Radio4
Colin Murray’s Frequently Unanswered Questions – BBC NI

PODCASTING
Podcast: Radio Investigates – (2006)
The Brighton & Hove Albion Podcast – (2008-2009)
The E4 Podcast – (2008)

VOICEOVER WORK
Voice of Paramount Comedy Festival [radio] – (2008)
Various radio commercials – Southern FM/Juice 107.2 (1997-2007)

TV
Presenting
Inside Out – BBC1 – 2002-03
Noise – BBC1 - 2003
Brighton Festival – BBC1 (voice-over) - 2002
The 29 Steps – BBC1 - 2001
The Estate We’re In – BBC - 2001
Stephen Grant’s Journey to the Wasteland – BBC2 - 2000

TV
Performing/Guesting
No Signal – FX - 2009
Generation Sex – C5 - 2008
Nuts TV Live – Nuts TV - 2008
Sky Poker – Sky - 2008
GMTV - ITV - 2007
Britain’s Funniest Comedy Characters – C5 - 2006
Bognor or Bust – ITV - 2005
Dan & Dusty – ITV - 2004
Edinburgh or Bust – C4 (main character 6 eps) - 2003
Cyber Café – ITV – 2000/01
Open Mic – C5 - 1999
Comedy Nation – BBC2 - 1999
Edinburgh Nights – BBC1 - 1999
Stand Up Live – Live TV - 1998

WRITING CREDITS
Radio
Leading Comedy Writer for BBC Radio 1 (1999-2003) writing for:
Scott Mills
Zoë Ball
Sara Cox
Simon Mayo
Clive Warren
Spoony
Mark & Lard
Heart Breakfast Show with Jamie Theakston -Heart Radio (2005)

TV
Live & Kicking – BBC1 (2000-2001)
Top of the Pops – BBC (2000)
Lily Savage Live – ITV (2001)
Radio 1 TV – BBC Choice (2001)
The Sketch Show – ITV (2001)
Out There – C5 (2002)
Just Like Watching Brazil – So TV (2003)
Public Opinion – BBC1 (2004)
The Saturday Show – BBC1 (2005)
Guilty Pleasures – Talkback (2005)

Print
Viz (contributor) – 2004-08
The London Paper (columnist) - 2007
JTurner Magazine (columnist) – Future Publishing – 2005/06
Brighton & Hove Lide – Archant – 2002-06
The Last Word – Newsquest Publishing - 2005
Le Magazine – Meridian Publishing - 2003
Sunday Mirror TV Section- [Ghost writing as Scott Mills] (2000)

Online
Chortle.co.uk (blogger) – 2006-08
Sniffpetrol.com – 2004-06
Liveformow.com (columnist) – 1997-2000

WARM UP ARTIST
QI (5 series)
Have I Got News For You
Mock The Week (5 series)
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Little Britain
Celebrity Juice (2 series)
Never Mind The Buzzcocks (3 series)
They Think It’s All Over (3 Series)
Dave Gorman’s Genius
Room 101
Alan Carr’s Ding-Dong
The Omid Djalili Show
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
Dead Ringers
Deal or No Deal (2 series)
Al Murray’s Happy Hour
The Kumars at No.42
Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression
So Graham Norton
Graham Norton’s Bigger Picture
National Lottery: In It To Win It
Not Going Out
Celebrity Mastermind
Comedy Shuffle
Survivor
Trevor McDonald’s News Knight
The Stephen K Amos Show
Johnny Vaughan
Kelsey Grammar’s Sketch Show
Balls of Steel
Mental
This Week Only
Dog Eat Dog
Imposter
Star Lives
Does Doug Know
Your World Cup Pitch
Liar
Your Face or Mine
Power
The State We’re In
Totally Football
19 Keys
Hardware
Eyes Down
Bognor or Bust
Gamestar Awards
Guilty Pleasures
Fortune
Thank God You’re Here
What The Dickens
Ornate Johnsons
I’m The Answer
Best in Preschool
You Be The Judge
Best of the Worst
Carol Vorderman’s Big Brain Game

DVD
Stephen Grant: Second –Sunipa Pictures – 2009 in post production
Stephen Grant: Taken For Granted – Sunipa Pictures - 2008
Stephen Grant: Live at the Theatre Royal – Sunipa Pictures - 2006

CASTING INFO
Spotlight 2388
Equity member

Height: 5’11
Weight: 13st
Casting Age: 28 – 37 years
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Blonde
Nationality: British
Accents: Sussex (native), RP, Yorkshire, French, German, Eastern European.
Languages: English (native), German (fluent), basic Hungarian and French.
Skills: Piano

PRESS

“He’s famously pedantic, relentlessly logical and with the kind of comedy vision that can see round corners... you’re never more than 15 seconds away from a really good laugh” óóóóó Chortle

“engaging…warm and likable” Scotland on Sunday

“genius” óóóó The List

“Brilliant…this show will have you chuckling to yourself hours afterwards”óóóó The Scotsman

“This is tight, intelligent comedy at its best…damn funny” óóóó Three Weeks

“Classic stand-up of the highest order…solid, very funny and deeply incisive” óóóó Skinny Fest

“Excellent” óóóó One4Review

“Unique and hilarious” óóóó Broadway Baby

“an unstoppable, ebullient motormouth…that kind of hard-to-fake passion and cheeriness is what makes comedy-goers warm to him, and what is his greatest strength” Chortle

“Grant, whose regular slot at the Brighton Komedia Club has earned him a cult status, is an engaging host and an easy person to spend an hour with” The Independent.

“Grant revels in his slick geekiness and this show is an absolute pleasure, an intelligent fast-paced whirlwind of thoughts and theories, all wrapped up beautifully with a bit of wonderfully nerdish IT.” óóóó The List

“consummate comedian” Time Out







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