Milton Jones

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Milton Jones
Milton Jones portrait.jpg
Promotional photo for the Lion Whisperer tour
Birth nameMilton Hywel Jones
Born (1964-05-16) 16 May 1964 (age 58)
Kew, London, England
MediumStand-up, television
NationalityBritish
Years active1996–present
GenresOne-liner, deadpan, surreal humour
Subject(s)Everyday life, celebrities, pop culture, human interaction, current events
Notable works and rolesMock The Week
Live at the Apollo

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] and is a recurring guest panellist on Mock the Week.[2] He won the Perrier comedy award for best newcomer in 1996,[3] and in 2012, Another Case of Milton Jones was awarded silver in the 'Best Comedy' category at the 30th Sony Radio Academy awards.[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 was born and raised in Kew, London.[6] His father is from South Wales.[7] He attended Middlesex Polytechnic, gaining a diploma in dramatic art in 1985.[8] He married Caroline Church in 1986[9] and they have three children. They live in the St Margarets area of Richmond upon Thames in London.[10] He supports Arsenal.[11]

Jones is a practising Christian and often performs in churches and at Christian festivals.[12]

He is a patron of the charity Chance for Childhood.[13]

Radio programmes[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Ten Second Sermons [DLT Books: 2011) ISBN 978-0-232-52882-4 (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)
  • Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?

TV work[edit]

Jones was also a writer for TV shows:[14] he worked on The One Ronnie, Not Going Out and Laughing Cow.

Stand-up DVDs[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes – Another Case of Milton Jones". BBC. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
    - "Radio 4 Extra Programmes – The Very World of Milton Jones". BBC. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  2. ^ Millar, Paul (14 June 2010). "Jones: 'It's pressured on Mock The Week' – TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Gagging for it". The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Sony Radio Academy awards winners: The full list of winners from the 30th Sony Radio Academy awards". The Guardian. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ Bennett, Steve (7 December 2009). "Book review: Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?". Chortle, The UK Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  6. ^ Johns, Lawrence (10 February 2011). "There's more to Milton than just the 'surreal one-liners'". Herald & Post. Northampton: LSN Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
    - Moore, Cliff (3 October 2011). "Milton Jones, Bournemouth Pavilion". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  7. ^ Rowden, Nathan (3 March 2011). "King of the one-liners in town for Aberystwyth gig". County Times. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  8. ^ Katbamna, Mira (17 August 2011). "My first year at university". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths (Richmond upon Thames District) 1986 September quarter". 1986. p. 1632. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  10. ^ Siân Ranscombe (20 February 2015). "Milton Jones on hecklers, Geoff Hurst and Arsenal". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Milton Jones: I'm an Oxford United fan, but I loved Being Swindon". Metro. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Milton Jones: Born again Christian & Frustration with Atheist Comedians", YouTube, 13 June 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
    - McAlpine, Emma (3 November 2009). "Milton Jones: Interview". Spoonfed. Archived from the original on 9 November 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
    - "Milton Jones". Culture Footprint. Evangelical Alliance. 23 November 2010. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  13. ^ "Our patrons". Chance for Childhood. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Milton Jones". noelgay.com. 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.

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