Joseph Morpurgo

Joseph Morpurgo

  • Writer
  • Comedy Performer
  • Actor
  • Improviser

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.
His 2017 show, Hammerhead, received major critical acclaim, enjoyed three sell-out runs at Soho Theatre, and won Best Comedy Show at Brighton Fringe 2018. He is a three-time Chortle Award winner (Award For Innovation; Breakthrough Act; and Comedian’s Comedian).

He wrote and performed his own Radio 4 series, Joseph Morpurgo’s Walking Tour, in 2018, and has created and starred in shorts for BBC3 and Sky Arts. He has also written on multiple projects for Aardman Animations, and developed scripts with Warp Films and Baby Cow.

Morpurgo is also co-creator and member of acclaimed improv comedy group Austentatious (***** - The Times), with whom he has enjoyed numerous West End runs, four UK tours, and appeared on Radio 4. He has also guested with The Comedy Store Players, Baby Wants Candy and Improbable.

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)

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

Inside the World of Simon Rich (Radio)



BBC Radio 4

Murder in Sucsessville (Series 2) (Television)

Shia Lebeouf


BBC 3 / Tiger Apect

Drunk History (Series 1 and 2) (Television)


2015 - 2016

Comedy Central

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award (Nominee) - Soothing Sounds for Baby (Awards)

Creator and Writer/Performer


Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos (Television)



BBC 2 / Balloon Entertainment



Chortle Awards 2018 - Nominations in!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Joseph Morpurgo takes 'Hammerhead' on tour!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Joseph Morpurgo's 'Walking Tour' starts on BBC Radio 4 tonight!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Joseph Morpurgo's 'Hammerhead' comes to the Soho Theatre

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fabulous four star review for Joseph Morpurgo from the Guardian!

Monday, August 7, 2017

'To Do List' feature Robert Cawsey, Joesph Morpurgo and Hannah Gadbsy on their list of unmissable shows to see at the Fringe!

Friday, July 28, 2017

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


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