- 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.
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)
BBC 3 / Tiger Apect
Drunk History (Series 1 and 2) (Television)
2015 - 2016
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