Adam Buxton
Adam Buxton

Adam Buxton

  • 54 years old
  • English
  • Actor, writer, director, animator, comedian, presenter and podcaster
Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas. Adam Buxton. Copyright: Burning Bright Productions

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.

Year Production Role
2024 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 24 (Channel 4: Series 25)
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2023 Just For Laughs London Self
2022 London Podcast Festival Self
2022 Brighton Comedy Garden Self
2021 Cheltenham Literature Festival Self
2021 Latitude Self
2021 Save The Bill Murray
  1. E4 - Adam Buxton
Self
2021 David Bowie - Clown Suit Story by Adam Buxton Director
2021 David Bowie - Clown Suit Story by Adam Buxton Various (Voice)
2020 Ramble Book
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2020 Ramble Book
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2020 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 19 (Channel 4: Series 20)
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2020 Comedians: Home Alone
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2020 Wells Comedy Festival Self
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 (Channel 4: Series 18)
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - Christmas Special
Self
2018 Room 101 - Series 7
  1. E7 - Katherine Ryan, Geri Horner, Adam Buxton
  2. Special - Bonus Bellyaches
Guest
2017 Drunk History - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2017 Kült Petr
2016 The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 9 (Channel 4: Series 10)
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2016 Counterfeit Cat
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  1. E21 - Fat Cat
  2. E22 - Bathtub Of Terror
  3. E25 - 9 Lives
  4. E26 - Breaking Bread
  5. E27 - Fun In The Sun
  6. E28 - Sardonians Of The Galaxy
  7. E29 - Cat Box Of Fear
  8. E31 - Happy Earthday
  9. E32 - Zaxos Returns
  10. E33 - Virtual Insanity
  11. E34 - Birthdaystruction
  12. E35 - The Cat Crib
  13. E36 - Lost In Throckmorton
  14. E37 - Dreamcatcher
  15. E38 - Room Of Panic
Various (Voice)
2015 The Cloud Writer
2015 The Cloud Actor
2015 Bad Robots - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Various (Voice)
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6 (Channel 4: Series 7)
  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 Composer
2014 Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas Writer
2014 Adam Buxton's Shed Of Christmas Host / Presenter
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 4 (Channel 4: Series 5)
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2014 Would I Lie To You? - Series 8
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
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 (Channel 4: Series 3)
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2013 Adam Buxton: Kernel Panic Self
2013 It's Kevin
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
  3. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2012 Adam Buxton's BUG
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
Creator
2012 Adam Buxton's BUG
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  1. E1 - Episode One
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  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Writer
2012 Adam Buxton's BUG
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
2011 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 25
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
2011 Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s Self
2011 BUG Hosted By Adam Buxton Self
2011 And The Winner Is... - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2010 The Persuasionists - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Cockney Cheese
  2. E2 - The Handsomeness
  3. E3 - The Charity
  4. E4 - Diet Stuff
  5. E5 - Being Creative
  6. E6 - The Australianess
Greg Bannister
2009 I'm Spartacus Host / Presenter
2009 The Yellowplush Papers
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  1. E1 - My First Employer
  2. E2 - Captain Rook
  3. E3 - Deuceace
  4. E4 - My Novel
  5. E5 - My Debut In Society
Charles Yellowplush
2008 Listen Against - Series 2
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  1. E3 - Episode Three
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 Writer
2008 A Week With Adam Buxton Host / Presenter
2008 MeeBOX Creator
2008 MeeBOX Director
2008 MeeBOX Writer
2008 MeeBOX Various
2008 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2007 Comedy Shuffle - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Host / Presenter
2007 Listen Against - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Writer (Additional Material)
2007 Ladies And Gentlemen Jack
2007 Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self (Archive Material)
2007 Will Smith Presents: The Tao Of Bergerac
  1. E1 - Justice
Ensemble Actor
2007 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 20
  1. Special - Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show
Self (Archive Material)
2007 Fabulous - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2007 Have I Got News For You - Series 33
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2007 The Persuasionists - Pilot Greg Bannister
2007 Rush Hour
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  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2007 Rush Hour
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  1. E1 - Episode One
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  3. E4 - Episode Four
  4. E5 - Episode Five
  5. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
2007 Comedy Shuffle - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2007 Comedy Shuffle - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2007 Hot Fuzz Tim Messenger
2007 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 20
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2007 Comedy Shuffle - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E5 - Episode Five
Animation
2006 Time Trumpet
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E4 - Episode Four
  3. E5 - Episode Five
Writer (Additional Material)
2006 Time Trumpet
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2006 28 Acts In 28 Minutes - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2006 Friends Like These
  1. E2 - Famous Guy
Writer
2006 Friends Like These
  1. E2 - Famous Guy
Guy
2006 The IT Crowd - Series 1
  1. E5 - The Haunting Of Bill Crouse
Bill Crouse
2005 Don't Watch That Watch This - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. Special - Christmas Special
Writer (Additional Material)
2005 Don't Watch That Watch This - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. Special - Christmas Special
Various
2005 Vic Reeves's Best And Worst Of God Self
2005 Look Around You - Series 2
  1. E3 - Sport
Bunny Gnowles
2004 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
  1. E10 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s
Guest
2004 The Last Chancers - Series 1 Johnny
2004 Swiss Toni - Series 2
  1. E9 - Listening
Feeble Male Customer
2004 2004: The Stupid Version Composer
2004 2004: The Stupid Version Writer
2004 2004: The Stupid Version Self
2002 The Last Chancers - Pilot Johnny
2002 The League Of Gentlemen - Series 3
  1. Special - The Making of the League of Gentlemen
Director
2002 The League Of Gentlemen - Series 3
  1. Special - The Making of the League of Gentlemen
Writer
2002 The League Of Gentlemen - Series 3
  1. Special - The Making of the League of Gentlemen
Host / Presenter
2002 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 10
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Series 2
  1. E2 - Revenge of the Bog People
Barry
2001 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. Special - Shock TV Special
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Director
2001 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. Special - Shock TV Special
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2001 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. Special - Shock TV Special
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Host / Presenter
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3
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  1. Special - Adam and Joe's Toy Movie Special
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Editor
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3
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  1. Special - Adam and Joe's Toy Movie Special
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Director
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3
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  1. Special - Adam and Joe's Toy Movie Special
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Writer
1999 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 3
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  1. Special - Adam and Joe's Toy Movie Special
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Host / Presenter
1998 Big Train - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Writer (Additional Material)
1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E6 - Episode Six
  6. E7 - Episode Seven
Editor
1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. Special - Adam And Joe: The Fourmative Years
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Director
1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2
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  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. Special - Adam And Joe: The Fourmative Years
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
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1997 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 2
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  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. Special - Adam And Joe: The Fourmative Years
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Host / Presenter
1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Editor
1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1
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  4. E4 - Episode Four
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1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
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  4. E4 - Episode Four
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1996 The Adam And Joe Show - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
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  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Host / Presenter

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

Born
Saturday 7th June 1969 (54 years-old)
Nationality
English

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.

Chortle Awards 2022
Best Podcast (Nominee (The Adam Buxton Podcast))
PodBible Poll 2022
Interview and Conversation (Winner)
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Comedy Podcast (Longlisted (The Adam Buxton Podcast))
PodBible Poll 2021
Interview and Conversation (Runner-up)
PodBible Poll 2020
Interview and Conversation (Winner)
Chortle Awards 2019
Internet Award (Winner (Adam Buxton's Podcast))
PodBible Poll 2019
Interview and Conversation (Winner)
Chortle Awards 2017
Internet Award (Winner (Adam Buxton's Podcast))
British Podcast Awards 2017
Best Comedy (Runner-up (The Adam Buxton Podcast))
Podcast Champion (Winner)
Radio Academy Awards (Sony) 2012
Best Comedy (Nominee (Adam and Joe on 6 Music))
Best Entertainment (Runner-up (Adam and Joe on 6 Music))
Radio Academy Awards (Sony) 2010
Best Comedy (Winner (Adam and Joe on 6 Music))
Loaded LAFTAs 2010
Best Comedy Duo (Nominee)
Funniest Podcast (Winner)
Radio Academy Awards (Sony) 2009
Best Comedy (Runner-up (Adam and Joe on 6 Music))
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2009
Radio Programme of the Year (Nominee)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2008
Radio Programme of the Year (Winner)

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