|Born||1979 (age 36–37)
Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Screenwriter, Playwright, Stand Up Comedian|
|Notable works||White Van Man, Family Tools|
Adrian Poynton (born 29 January 1979) is a British screenwriter, playwright, stand up comedian and occasional actor. He is best known as the creator and writer of BBC Three sitcom White Van Man and its American remake Family Tools.
For many years he toured as a stand up comedian regularly performing in comedy clubs and theaters across the UK and Europe. He was also one of the UK's most popular TV studio audience warm-up guys.
In 2003 his play, A Very Naughty Boy based on the life of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, won an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First award. It then had a national tour followed by a run at London's Soho Theatre.
In 2011 he created and wrote the highly rated BBC Three sitcom, White Van Man. It held the record for being the highest rated launch of a sitcom ever on the channel. He can also be seen acting in two episodes, playing the role of Police Officer Martin Orson.
In 2012 White Van Man returned for a second series with Adrian once again writing all the scripts.
He is the writer of several other plays and TV shows, and occasionally still tours as a stand up comedian.
He splits his time between Los Angeles and London through his work as a screenwriter for television and movies
- Family Tools
- White Van Man (Series 1 & 2)
- Nuzzle and Scratch
- Good Morning Raoul
- Raoul's Summer Camp
- One By One (as script editor)
- A Very Naughty Boy
Live Stand Up Shows
- Stories About People I Used To Know
- Adrian Poynton: Live
- Pale Blue
- Life, Death & Birthdays
- The New Rock n' Roll
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