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Adam Buxton

  1. 17th March via Beyond The Joke: Machynlleth Comedy Festival 2020 cancelled

Adam Buxton is a British comedian and writer most famous for presenting the TV shows Adam Buxton's BUG, in which he dissects YouTube comments, and the sketch-show The Adam And Joe Show, a satire of late 90s popular culture, which he co-hosted alongside friend and regular comedic partner Joe Cornish. A regular in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, he is known for a deadpan style that pokes fun at humanity's foibles and eccentricities.

Biography

Born in London to a British father (the writer and wine critic Nigel Buxton) and Chilean mother, Adam Buxton is an English comedian, writer and actor.

Buxton's comedy career began with a move from music to stage, when he performed character-driven stand-up comedy at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe with his show 'I, Pavel'. Following this early success, in 2006 he starred as a future version of himself in the BBC Two comedy series Time Trumpet. 2007 saw a brief cameo role in Edgar Wright's much-loved comedy film Hot Fuzz and an appearance in the BBC Three comedy sketch show Rush Hour, in which he played a wide range of different characters. He has even appeared in the major feature film Stardust (2007), deputising for Noel Fielding, who fell ill on the day of filming.

Buxton also forms one half of the duo Adam and Joe, with filmmaker Joe Cornish. From 1996 to 2001, the pair made The Adam And Joe Show for Channel 4, a 'homemade' sketch show - apparently from the double-act's bedsit, that featured a range of pared-back, stripped-down sketches and routines satirising 90s popular culture - including stuffed toys and Star Wars action figures, and the experiences of youth culture as seen through the eyes of Adam's father Nigel, better known as 'Baaad Dad', played by his actual father.

Together, the duo presented Adam And Joe on BBC Radio 6 Music, with Buxton also hosting his own show on 6 Music on Sundays, entitled Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape.

Buxton attended the University of Warwick for only two terms, eventually dropping out to study sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art instead.

Alongside this musical career, in 2012 he released his Sky Atlantic TV show Adam Buxton's BUG, which ran for one series. Here, Buxton would scrutinise popular videos and investigate strange, wonderful, and otherwise laugh-out-loud comments left by often anonymous internet users. Since the end of this show, Buxton has hosted live events entitled Bug, which showcase a selection of brilliant or otherworldly music videos that he presents at the BFI Southbank in London. He analyses this videos with a computer, making amusing remarks along the way to explain a wealth of music videos through their absurd and often ludicrous YouTube comments. In his own words: "I add bits and pieces of my own stuff from my laptop in between the music vids that might take the form of a song or a video I've made or might just be a selection of comments that You Tubers have left beneath a video."

Alongside appearances on various comedy panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Would I Lie To You?, he is a favourite in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, where, as in "BUG", he often dissects YouTube comments for their weird and wonderful insights onto the world.

He has played the role of Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach in one episode of Drunk History, and since 2015 has produced the successful The Adam Buxton Podcast, a weekly series featuring interviews with comedians (such as Charlie Brooker and Joe Cornish), and other public figures such as Jon Ronson, Louis Theroux, and Michael Palin.

Awards

  • Chortle Awards 2019 - Internet Award: Winner (Adam Buxton's Podcast)
  • British Podcast Awards 2017 - Best Comedy: Runner-up (The Adam Buxton Podcast)
  • British Podcast Awards 2017 - Podcast Champion: Winner
  • Chortle Awards 2017 - Internet Award: Winner (Adam Buxton's Podcast)
Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Born
Saturday 7th June 1969 (50 years-old)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2020 Adam Buxton Rambles... Self
2020 The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - 2020
  1. E3 - Stand Up... In My House
Guest
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 17
  1. Special - Christmas Special
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2018 Room 101 - Series 7
  1. Special - Bonus Bellyaches
  2. E7 - Katherine Ryan, Geri Horner, Adam Buxton
Guest
2017 Drunk History - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2017 Kült Petr
2016 The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 9
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2016 Counterfeit Cat
  1. E38 - Room Of Panic
  2. E37 - Dreamcatcher
  3. E36 - Lost In Throckmorton
  4. E35 - The Cat Crib
  5. E34 - Birthdaystruction
  6. E33 - Virtual Insanity
  7. E32 - Zaxos Returns
  8. E31 - Happy Earthday
  9. E29 - Cat Box Of Fear
  10. E28 - Sardonians Of The Galaxy
  11. E27 - Fun In The Sun
  12. E26 - Breaking Bread
  13. E25 - 9 Lives
  14. E22 - Bathtub Of Terror
  15. E21 - Fat Cat
Various (Voice)
2015 The Cloud Actor
2015 The Cloud Writer
2015 Bad Robots - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E1 - Episode One
Various (Voice)
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6
  1. E11 - Episode Eleven
Self
2015 Chain Reaction - Series 10
  1. E1 - Adam Buxton interviews Reece Shearsmith
Host / Presenter
2015 Drunk History - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
2014 Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas Host / Presenter
2014 Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas Writer
2014 Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas Composer
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 4
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2014 Would I Lie To You? - Series 8
  1. Special - The Unseen Bits
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2014 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section - Series 3
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2014 Chain Reaction - Series 9
  1. E6 - Graham Linehan interviews Adam Buxton
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2013 Adam Buxton: Kernel Panic Self
2013 It's Kevin
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. E5 - Episode Five
  3. E2 - Episode Two
Ensemble Actor
2012 Adam Buxton's BUG Host / Presenter
2012 Adam Buxton's BUG Writer
2012 Adam Buxton's BUG Creator
2011 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 25
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Host / Presenter
2011 Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s Self
2011 BUG Hosted By Adam Buxton Self
2010 The Persuasionists - Series 1 Greg Bannister
2009 I'm Spartacus Host / Presenter
2009 The Yellowplush Papers Charles Yellowplush
2008 Listen Against - Series 2 Writer (Additional Material)
2008 Listen Against - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Editor
2008 No Heroics
  1. E6 - Monkey Gone to Heaven
Jacob
2008 A Week With Adam Buxton Host / Presenter
2008 A Week With Adam Buxton Writer
2008 MeeBOX Various
2008 MeeBOX Writer
2008 MeeBOX Director
2008 MeeBOX Creator
2008 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2007 Listen Against - Series 1 Writer (Additional Material)
2007 Ladies And Gentlemen Jack
2007 Will Smith Presents: The Tao Of Bergerac
  1. E1 - Justice
Ensemble Actor
2007 Fabulous - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2007 Have I Got News For You - Series 33
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2007 The Persuasionists - Pilot Greg Bannister
2007 Hot Fuzz Tim Messenger
2006 Time Trumpet Self
2006 Friends Like These
  1. E2 - Famous Guy
Guy
2006 Friends Like These
  1. E2 - Famous Guy
Writer
2006 The IT Crowd - Series 1
  1. E5 - The Haunting Of Bill Crouse
Bill Crouse
2005 Don't Watch That Watch This - Series 2 Various
2005 Don't Watch That Watch This - Series 2 Writer (Additional Material)
2004 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
  1. E10 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s
Guest
2004 Swiss Toni - Series 2
  1. E9 - Listening
Feeble Male Customer
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3 Host / Presenter
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3 Writer
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3 Director
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3 Editor
1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2 Host / Presenter
1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2 Writer
1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2 Director
1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2 Editor
1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1 Host / Presenter
1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1 Writer
1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1 Director
1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1 Editor
Wells Comedy Festival Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Adam Buxton on IMDb

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