Alfie Joey

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Alfie Joey
Born October 1967
Peterlee, County Durham[1]
Alma mater Middlesex University

Alfie Joey is writer, comic, actor, impressionist, singer, presenter, cartoonist who has appeared everywhere from the Comedy Store to Coronation Street. He currently hosts the award-winning BBC Newcastle breakfast radio show and is in demand as an event host and stand-up comedian. His ‘comedy impressions’ appearance on Britain’s Got Talent impressed the judges and audience alike and the YouTube clip has had well over 1 million views. His stand up work has taken him all over the world with performances in Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai and Singapore.

He has featured in numerous radio and television shows, such as Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music on BBC Radio 4, Coronation Street, Ideal and Hebburn. He was a founder member of The Unbroadcastable Radio Show, a monthly live comedy show at The Comedy Store in Manchester.

Born at Thornley Colliery, near Peterlee, County Durham,[1] he was brought up in a working men's club and trained as a priest.[2] Having been educated at Middlesex University, his early jobs have included bike courier and demonstrating toys at Harrods.[2]

In 2003 he performed a one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a red Ford Escort. Alfie Joey's Mini Cabaret attracted a positive review from comedy website Chortle.[2] The show was featured on Sky News and the Australian Comedy Channel, and featured as a question on The Weakest Link.

He was nominated Best Compère at the 2006 Chortle Awards.[3]

Joey returned to Edinburgh in 2011 with his new one man comedy musical, 'Monopolise' which did a short tour of North East theatres and the Liverpool comedy festival.[4] In 2015, at the North east comedy festival, Jesterval, he began performing in a double act, The Mimic Men, alongside Britain's Got Talent impressionist Cal Halbert.[5]

Alfie, alongside Cal, appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BBC - Tyne - Profile: Alfie Joey". BBC News. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alfie Joey's Mini Cabaret's description : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ "The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Monopolise!". monopolise.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cal Halbert (Mimic Men)". Cal Halbert. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 

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