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Al Murray Biography



Al is one of the most recognisable and successful comics in the UK with his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord.

Al’s huge stand-up tours have made him one of the most popular live comedy acts in the country, with sell out shows including the O2 Arena. He won the Perrier Award (after a record four successive nominations) and secured Olivier Award nominations for both of his celebrated sell-out West End runs. Internationally, Al has forged an enviable reputation with numerous sell-out runs in Dubai, Melbourne, Sydney, Montrealand New Zealand. He is currently touring the UK with his stand up show The Only Way is Epic.

As the Pub Landlord on television, Al won a British Comedy Award for his ITV series Al Murray’s Happy Hour which delighted both viewers and critics alike with his no nonsense treatment of his celebrity guests. His sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky One) has become something of a modern day cult classic and he is one of a select band of performers who have been invited to make two appearances on An Audience With…on ITV.

Out of character he has presented a historical series about the art and culture of Germany (without mentioning the War), has hosted Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and fronted The Road To Berlin, a 10 episode documentary series on WWII for Discovery.

The Pub Landlord’s music of choice is Queen and Al has become good friends with Brian May and Roger Taylor, appearing on stage with them a number of times including at their O2 shows with Paul Rodgers. Al with Iron Maiden’s Nico McBrain also hosted the Marshall 50 Years Of Loud concert at Wembley Arena in 2012 featuring an artist line-up including global rock royalty from bands including Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Chickenfoot, The Cult and Black Label Society.

Led Zeppelin are another particular favourite and Al successfully argued that they are the world’s Greatest Rock Band on BBC2’s I’m In A Rock’n’Roll Band.

Al is also a keen drum enthusiast and saw a dream come true when he did some serious tub thumping with one of his personal drumming heroes, Phil Collins, on the Happy Hour show.

Al also plays in the rock band T-34which, performing twice at The Download Festival and at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.