Milton Jones

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Milton Jones
Lion Whisperer.jpg
Promotional photo for the Lion Whisperer tour
Born (1964-05-16) 16 May 1964 (age 49)
Medium Stand-up, Television
Nationality English
Genres One-liner, Deadpan

Milton Hywel Jones (born 16 May 1964) is an English comedian. His style of humour is based on one-liners involving puns delivered in a deadpan and slightly neurotic style. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4[1][2] and is a recurring guest panellist on Mock the Week.[3] He won the Perrier comedy award for best newcomer in 1996.[4] Jones tours the UK periodically and is a regular performer at The Comedy Store in London and Manchester.

Jones wrote the surrealist, partially biographical novel Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?: Journeys of a Stand-Up (2009).[5]

Personal life[edit]

Jones grew up in Kew, London,[6][7] his father is from South Wales.[8] He attended Middlesex Polytechnic, gaining a diploma in dramatic art in 1985.[9] He is married with three children and lives in Twickenham, London. Jones is a Christian.[10][11]

He also supports Arsenal FC.[12]

Radio programmes[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Ten Second Sermons [DLT Books: 2011) ISBN 9780232528829 (Christian book with biblical and church-based one liners)
  • Even More Concise 10 Second Sermons [DLT Books: 2013] ISBN 9780232530049 (the sequel to Ten Second Sermons)

TV work[edit]

Jones was also a writer for TV shows:[13] he worked on The One Ronnie and Laughing Cow.

Stand-Up DVDs[edit]

  • Live Universe Tour - Part 1 - Earth (2009)
  • Lion Whisperer - (21 November 2011)
  • On The Road - (25th November 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes - Another Case of Milton Jones". BBC. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Radio 4 Extra Programmes - The Very World of Milton Jones". BBC. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Millar, Paul (14 June 2010). "Jones: 'It's pressured on Mock The Week' - TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gagging for it". The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? : News 2009 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Johns, Lawrence (10 February 2011). "There's more to Milton than just the 'surreal one-liners'". Herald & Post (Northampton: LSN Media Ltd). Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Moore, Cliff (3 October 2011). "Milton Jones, Bournemouth Pavilion". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Rowden, Nathan (3 March 2011). "King of the one-liners in town for Aberystwyth gig". County Times. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  9. ^ Katbamna, Mira (17 August 2011). "My first year at university". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  10. ^ McAlpine, Emma (3 November 2009). "Milton Jones: Interview". Spoonfed (Spoonfed Media). Archived from the original on 9 November 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  11. ^ Evangelical Alliance (23 November 2010). "Culture Footprint:Milton Jones". Culture Footprint. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Milton Jones: I’m an Arsenal fan, but I loved Being Liverpool". Metro. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Milton Jones". noelgay.com. 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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