Alun Cochrane.

Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane is an award-winning British stand-up comedian best known to British audiences for several appearances on comedy TV shows (One Night Stand, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats) and for regular appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Biography

Alun Cochrane was born in Glasgow and raised in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. His first Edinburgh Fringe show, My Favourite Words In My Best Stories, was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Perrier Awards, and shortly after he was nominated for Best Compere and Best Breakthrough Act at the 2005 Chortle Awards.

As well as appearing regularly on BBC Radio 4's The Comedy Club, Cochrane is the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, for which he received a 2012 Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer. He replaced Gareth Richards in this role, and Frank Skinner typically refers to him as "The Cockerel" during each episode.

At the 2008 Fringe Cochrane performed his show Alun Cochrane. Owner of a shed. And a son. Thinks the world is wonky., and his 2010 show, entitled Jokes. Life. And Jokes About Life, centred on a box of his own 'hand-chiseled, lovingly created jokes' from which he would randomly select gags to tell, which he would then incorporate into the show as anecdotes from which ideas and thoughts would spring.

He also wrote and starred in his own BBC Radio 4 series, Alun Cochrane's Fun House, which consisted of a stand-up tour of his own home! Each episode would feature content themed around a different room of said house: 'The Kitchen', 'The Living Room', 'The Bathroom', and 'The Bedroom'. In 2014 Cochrane played series regular 'Sam' on the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison.

As well as his capacity for absurdist, off-the-wall humour, Cochrane is noted for his height (6ft4in), a fact that he validated on Dave's One Night Stand.

Gender
Male
Nationality
United Kingdom
Born
Saturday 8th February 1975 (45 years-old)

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Credits

 
Year Production Role
2020 Wells Comedy Festival Self
2020 The News Quiz - Series 101 Guest
2019 Live @ The RSC (Stratford-upon-Avon) Self
2019 The News Quiz - Series 100 Guest
2019 Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun Self
2019 Oxford Comedy Festival Self
2019 Elephant In The Room
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2019 Breaking The News - Series 13
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2019 Utterly Outrageous Comedy
  1. E3 - Religion & Death
  2. E2 - Celebrity & Politics
  3. E1 - Sex
Self
2019 ...At The Stand - Fred At The Stand 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2019 The News Quiz - Series 99 Guest
2018 Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now. Self
2018 Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish Self
2017 Mind The Gap Cancelled Guest
2017 Breaking The News - Series 8
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2017 Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish Self
2017 Hospital People - Series 1
  1. E3 - The Local Millionaire
Broken Leg Patient
2017 Room 101 - Series 6
  1. E6 - Richard Ayoade, Alun Cochrane, Gabby Logan
Guest
2016 The Rest Is History - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2016 Boomers - Series 2
  1. E3 - Naming Ceremony
Lee
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 3
  1. Special - Out-takes
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2016 Alun Cochrane: A Show with a Man in It Self
2015 A Gert Lush Christmas Barman
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 50
  1. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2015 Breaking The News - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2015 Stand Up For Shelter Self
2015 Alun Cochrane: A Show with a Man in It Self
2015 Breaking The News - Series 1
  1. Special - Edinburgh Special
Guest
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 49
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2015 Listomania - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2015 Just A Minute - Series 71 Guest
2015 4 Extra Stands Up - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 BBC New Comedy Award - 2014
  1. E6 - Manchester Heat 2
  2. E5 - Manchester Heat 1
Guest
2014 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2014
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2014 Just A Minute - Series 70 Guest
2014 Fuckstorm 3001 - Daniel Kitson, Alun Cochrane and Andy Zaltzman Self
2014 Alun Cochrane: (Me Neither) Self
2014 Trying Again
  1. Special - Behind The Scenes
Self
2014 Trying Again Sam
2014 Just A Minute - Series 68 Guest
2013 The Manuscript
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2013 Rory Goes To Holyrood Self
2013 Alun Cochrane's Fun House Host / Presenter
2013 Alun Cochrane's Fun House Writer
2013 Wordaholics - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2013 The Alternative Comedy Experience - Series 1
  1. E10 - Disturbances
  2. E7 - Ed Miliband
  3. E5 - Rice Pudding
Guest
2013 Mock The Week Looks Back At...
  1. E9 - Royals
  2. E7 - Travel
  3. E4 - Entertainment
  4. E3 - Education
  5. E1 - Health
Self (Archive Material)
2012 Mock The Week - Series 11
  1. Special - Christmas Special
  2. E10 - Episode Ten
  3. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2012 The Guessing Game - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2011 Frank Skinner's Opinionated - Series 3
  1. E2 - Maidstone
Guest
2011 Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2011 Alun Cochrane: Moments of Alun Self
2011 Mock The Week - Series 10
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2011 Grouchy Young Men - Series 2 Self
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2011 It's Your Round - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2010 Just A Minute - Series 58 Guest
2010 Dave's One Night Stand - Series 1
  1. E4 - Sarah Millican
Guest
2010 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 1
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2010 ...At The Stand - Sarah At The Stand
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2010 Alun Cochrane: Jokes. Life. And Jokes About Life. Self
2010 John Bishop's Britain - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E1 - Episode One
Writer (Additional Material)
2010 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2010 Self
2010 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2010 Writer
2010 Scrooby Trevithick - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
2010 Grouchy Young Men - Series 1 Self
2009 Fighting Talk - Series 7 Guest
2009 We Are Klang
  1. E4 - Tourism
Driver
2009 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2009
  1. E9 - Thursday 20th
Guest
2009 Mock The Week - Series 7
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2009 Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow - Series 1
  1. E4 - Swansea
Guest
2009 Hot Gossip - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2009 4 Stands Up - Series 3
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2009 Grouchy Young Men - Pilot Self
2009 The Now Show - Series 27 Self
2009 Not Going Out - Series 3
  1. E3 - Amy
Barman
2008 What The Dickens? - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2008 Clive Anderson's Chat Room - Series 5 Guest
2008 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 7
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
  3. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2008 4 At The Fringe - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2007 Mock The Week - Series 5
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2007 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 5
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2006 Have I Got News For You - Series 31
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2006 Out To Lunch - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
2006 The Leicester Comedy Festival
  1. E1 - Live From Leicester
Guest
2006 Clive Anderson's Chat Room - Series 2 Guest
2003 Spanking New On 7 - Series 1
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Alun Cochrane on IMDb

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