Adam Buxton is a British comedian and writer most famous for presenting the TV shows Adam Buxton's BUG, in which he dissects the weird and wonderful world of 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.
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.
- Saturday 7th June 1969 (50 years-old)
|2020||Wells Comedy Festival||Self|
|2020||Adam Buxton Rambles... Coming Soon||Self|
|2019||8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 17||Self|
|2018||Room 101 - Series 7||Guest|
|2017|| Drunk History - Series 3
|2016|| The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
|2016|| 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 9
|2016|| Counterfeit Cat
|2015||Bad Robots - Series 2||Various (Voice)|
|2015|| 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6
|2015||Chain Reaction - Series 10||Host / Presenter|
|2015|| Drunk History - Series 1
||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
|2014||Would I Lie To You? - Series 8||Guest|
|2014|| Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section - Series 3
|2014||Chain Reaction - Series 9||Guest|
|2014|| 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 2
|2013||Adam Buxton: Kernel Panic||Self|
|2013||It's Kevin||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||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
|2008||A Week With Adam Buxton||Host / Presenter|
|2008||A Week With Adam Buxton||Writer|
|2008||The Unbelievable Truth - Series 2||Guest|
|2007||Listen Against - Series 1||Writer (Additional Material)|
|2007||Ladies And Gentlemen||Jack|
|2007|| Will Smith Presents: The Tao Of Bergerac
|2007||Fabulous - Series 1||Ensemble Actor|
|2007|| Have I Got News For You - Series 33
|2007||The Persuasionists - Pilot||Greg Bannister|
|2007||Hot Fuzz||Tim Messenger|
|2006||The IT Crowd - Series 1||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||Guest|
|2004|| Swiss Toni - Series 2
||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|
Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Adam Buxton on IMDb