1979 (age 38–39)|
Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer, Stand Up Comedian|
|Notable works||White Van Man, Family Tools, A Very Naughty Boy, Trollied|
Born in Staffordshire in 1979, Poynton attended John Taylor High School at Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire in the early 1990s. He first began performing as a member of the Lichfield Youth Theatre.
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-ups.
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 West End 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 comedy ever on the channel. He can be seen acting in two episodes, playing the role of Police Officer Martin Orsom.
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, TV shows and radio plays.
He splits his time between Los Angeles and London through his work as a screenwriter for television and movies
- Family Tools (2013)
- White Van Man (2011-2012)
- Trollied (2012)
- Nuzzle and Scratch (2008)
- Kerwhizz (2008)
- Good Morning Raoul (2003)
- Raoul's Summer Camp (2004)
- Happy, Woody and Me (2007)
- Success (2004)
- A Very Naughty Boy (2003)
Stand Up Comedy
- Adrian Poynton: Live (2012)
- Life, Death & Birthdays (2011)
- Pale Blue (2010)
- Stories About People I Used To Know (2009)
- The New Rock n' Roll (2006)
Radio & Audio Drama
- Doctor Who: Dethras (2017)
- Jenny - The Doctor's Daughter: Zero Space (2018)
- One By One - as script editor (2014)
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