In 1984 Phill Jupitus left the white-hot cauldron of the civil service for life as a performance poet. He has finally managed to get an hour together. Just about. Un-ticketed event. Strictly first-come-first-admitted - doors open at 3:00pm.
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With a sold out run and critical acclaim across the board, star of Never Mind The Buzzcocks Phill Jupitus took Edinburgh by storm last year. Now he is set to return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival again this summer with two brand new shows.
You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...: U Boat Captain, Welsh porn star, Dutch roadie or noted broadcaster and comedian? Like Camberwick Green, you're never sure who will be coming out of the box as Phill takes to stage nightly throughout August at The Stand at 6:45pm.
Veteran to the world of performing, Jupitus quit working in the Job Centre in 1984 to become a ranting poet, quickly rising to prominence supporting such bands as The Style Council and The Housemartins. After years of sharing his political poems whilst on tour with music legends such as Paul Weller, The Who and Madness he has finally managed to get an hour together of his infamous political poetry...well just about. Back using the moniker 'Porky The Poet', Phill will be performing his left-wing punk poetry in his show, Phill Jupitus IS Porky The Poet in 'Twenty-seven years on' to audiences at The Jam House at 4:00pm as part of the Free Fringe.
Phill became a familiar face when he became team captain on BBC Two pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Twenty-five series later Phill is the last man standing from the original line-up, his infectious giggle, quick remarks and cheery sarcasm proving a hit with audiences.
Aside from Never Mind The Buzzcocks and his live stand-up shows, Phill currently appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC Two). While on BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular member of the award winning News Quiz in addition to numerous presenting work on such shows as Phill Jupitus' Comic Strips and The Man Who Bought Hendrix's Stage.
In the Autumn of 2009 Phill graced the West End stage in the hit musical Hairspray playing Edna Turnblad receiving critical acclaim for his performance. In 2011 Jupitus played King Arthur in the UK and Irish tour of Spamalot and in his most recent stage role he starred in Big Society for 19 nights at the Leeds City Varieties.
2010 saw the book release of the ex-host of BBC 6Music's critically acclaimed breakfast show, Good Morning Nantwich - Adventures In Breakfast Radio, where not only does Phill discover the answer but finds out what really makes the listening nation tick first thing in the morning.
Bringing all his talents to this year's Edinburgh Fringe, Phill will also be starring in the play, Coalition, throughout the Festival at the Pleasance Dome at 2pm.
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