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Moorhouse was a salesman for many years before contacting a comedy club, the Frog and Bucket in Oldham Street, Manchester and performing a stand up comedy routine, aged 29. In 2002 he competed in a local comedy competition held at the Southern pub in Chorlton, winning the final held at the Comedy Store Manchester. Soon afterwards, he performed in a comedy tour, before getting the role of Young Kenny in Phoenix Nights. Although Young Kenny is a Manchester City supporter, Moorhouse himself supports their rivals, Manchester United. Justin's nephew, Peter Zidan, plays for an under-thirteen official football club, Mosley Juniors.
Moorhouse appeared in the film Looking for Eric as "Spleen".
In the 2010 series of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, he appeared as one of the supporting acts.
In 2013, he guest starred in Still Open All Hours.
He has presented Various Shows at Manchester commercial radio station, Key 103 until February 2013. These shows include weekday drive and afternoons and more recently Sunday Mornings With coronation street star Jennie McAlpine.
He has written and appeared in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Everyone Quite Likes Justin. Elisabeth Mahoney, reviewing the comedy in the Guardian, said of the pilot episode "There's a satisfyingly high gag hit-rate for this new comedy about a radio presenter".
In October 2013 he began a weekly podcast called About 30 minutes, No more than 45. He chats with fellow comedians and gives an insight into his week.
- BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Everyone Quite Likes Justin
- Mahoney, Elisabeth (29 June 2011). "Radio review: Everyone Quite Likes Justin". The Guardian (London).
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