- Comedy Performer
Joseph Morpurgo is a comedian, writer and improviser. Having made his Edinburgh debut with 2013’s Truthmouth, he received rave reviews for his 2014 multimedia show, Odessa. In 2015, his critically acclaimed solo show Soothing Sounds for Baby was nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, went on to achieve two sell-out London runs, and was named the No. 1 comedy show of 2015 by Time Out. He is a three-time Chortle Award winner (Award For Innovation; Breakthrough Act; and Comedian’s Comedian)
Morpurgo is also co-creator and member of acclaimed improv comedy group Austentatious (***** - The Times). He has also guested with The Comedy Store Players and Improbable, and performs and teaches improv across the UK.
His broadcast credits include Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (BBC Two), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Murder in Successville (BBC Two) and The World of Simon Rich (Radio 4), and he has written and starred in shorts for BBC3 and Sky Arts. His Radio 4 series, Joseph Morpurgo’s Walking Tour, will air in 2017.
Credit Highlights (See Full Credits)
Inside the World of Simon Rich (Radio)
BBC Radio 4
Murder in Sucsessville, Series 2 (Television)
BBC 3 / Tiger Apect
Drunk History, Series 1 and 2 (Television)
2015 - 2016
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee (Awards)
'Soothing Sounds for Baby'
Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos (Television)
BBC 2 / Balloon Entertainment
Chortle Awards 2016 - Nominations are in!
Friday, February 12, 2016
The ten best comedy shows of 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Austentatious Christmas Shows
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Desert island skits: how Kirsty Young inspired Joseph Morpurgo's surreal comedy
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
7 Comedians from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival You Need to Know About Now
Friday, September 4, 2015
Nominations are in for this year's Edinburgh Fringe Foster's Awards
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Joseph Morpurgo at Edinburgh festival review – one of the best comedy shows in town
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Comedy Review: Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for a Baby
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Austentatious upcoming dates
Wednesday, April 29, 2015