Alun Cochrane

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Alun Cochrane
Alun Cochrane post show 2010.JPG
Cochrane in 2010
Born (1975-02-08) 8 February 1975 (age 39)
Glasgow, Scotland
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality British
Years active 2003-present
Website aluncochrane.co.uk

Alun Cochrane (born 8 February 1975) is a Scottish-born stand-up comedian. He was born in Glasgow and raised in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.

Career[edit]

Stand-Up Comedy[edit]

In 2004 Cochrane's first Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, My Favourite Words in My Best Stories, was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Perrier Awards.[1]

He went on to be nominated for "Best Compère" and "Best Breakthrough Act" at the 2005 Chortle Awards. He returned to the Edinburgh Fringe during the same year with a new solo show. Comedy With Sad Bits, and in 2006 with Introducing an Introduction to Alun Cochrane's Imagination.

At the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe he played at the Assembly Rooms with the show Alun Cochrane. Owner of a shed. And a son. Thinks the world is wonky.

Cochrane's 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show was called "Alun Cochrane is a Daydreamer (at Night)". This was the first festival show he performed at The Stand. His 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, "Jokes. Life. And Jokes about Life", centered around a box of his own 'hand-chiseled, lovingly created jokes' from which, he randomly selected and told jokes, integrated into the anecdotal aspect of his show.

In 2011 he performed, at The Stand's main venue, "Moments of Alun", a show about little moments in life, centering largely around a recent house purchase during which he realised that with a 25 year mortgage he had to feel funny for a 1/4 of a century.

Television Appearances[edit]

Cochrane appeared on the panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks in December 2005. In May 2006 he appeared on the satirical news quiz Have I Got News For You, playing on Paul Merton's team.

Cochrane had a non-speaking role as a waiter in the third series of Not Going Out, in an episode entitled Amy, broadcast on 13 February 2009 on BBC One. He was also the warm-up man for the recording of this episode at Teddington Studios in London. Cochrane also appeared as Jason the Asthmatic in an episode of the medical drama Always and Everyone.

He has appeared on various television stand-up shows, including on the Swansea edition of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow in June 2009, and has been a panellist several times on Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats. He appeared on Mock the Week on 30 July 2009.

He had a small role as a Chauffeur in episode 4 of We Are Klang.

On 31 October 2010 Cochrane was one of the supporting acts on the fourth episode of Dave's One Night Stand.

Radio Appearances[edit]

Cochrane appeared in series three of the BBC Radio 4 stand up show 4 Stands Up and has also featured on The Now Show and on Just a Minute.[2] He has also appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk. Cochrane started as a full-time presenter on Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show in June 2011, replacing Gareth Richards. Skinner refers to him as "The Cockerel".

In April 2013 he starred in his own four part series on BBC Radio 4 series titled Alun Cochrane's Fun House where he takes the listeners on a room by room stand-up tour of his house. The four episodes were titled 'The Kitchen', 'The Living Room', 'The Bathroom' and 'The Bedroom'.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

During an appearance on 8 Out of 10 Cats in July 2007, Cochrane mentioned that he was about to become a father. He also mentioned on the programme that he is a supporter of Huddersfield Town F.C..

Cochrane has been noted for his height, standing at just under 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m). He backed this claim himself on an episode of Dave's One Night Stand.

In November 2011 Cochrane mentioned on Absolute Radio that he is colourblind.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edinburgh Comedy Awards - newcomers". comedyawards.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jqfkd
  3. ^ "Alun Cochrane's Fun House program guide". BBC Radio 4. April 3, 2013. 

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