PHILL JUPITUS

The Best of The Comedy Store: The Comedy Store, London, 1990
Trumptonshire Tales with Phill Jupitus and Brian Cant: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2007
Play: Waiting For Alice: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2007
Phill Jupitus Reads Dickens: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2007
Phill Jupitus Quartet: Made Up: Gilded Balloon Teviot. Edinburgh, 2011
Phill Jupitus: Stand Down: The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh, 2011
Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe 20th Anniversary Gala: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2011
Roar With Laughter: Hammersmith Apollo, London, 2012
Play: Coalition: Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, 2012
Phill Jupitus: You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here: The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh, 2012
The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2013
The Comedy Store Players 30th Birthday Shows: The Comedy Store, London, 2015
Loving Linda Smith Gala Concert: In Aid of Target Ovarian Cancer: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2015
Barry Cryer’s 80th Birthday Roast: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 2015
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at The Fringe: Underbelly, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, 2019 

Phill Jupitus began his performing career in 1984 and I have seen him many times over the years mainly at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.  Jupitus is more than a stand-up comedian and is never afraid to experiment.  I have seen him appear in plays (Waiting For Alice, Coalition), sing his own songs (Loving Linda Smith Gala Concert, Barry Cryer’s 80th Birthday Roast), perform readings (Phill Jupitus Reads Dickens where he memorably had to ask the audience for aspirin to cure a hangover so he could start the show).  He has also performed and devised improvisation (Phill Jupitus Quartet: Made Up, Comedy Store 30th Birthday show), nosltalgia (his tribute to classic children’s TV shows Chigley and Trumpton interviewing legend Brian Cant on stage), guest spots (Mervyn Stutter’s 20th Anniversary show) and deliver stand-up comedy (Phill Jupitus Stands Down, Roar With Laughter).  Often on stage, Jupitus leaves from his microphone completely to speak directly to the audience. At times he bursts into childish giggles himself, proving himself only human, which only increases the roars of laughter from the crowd. Jupitus can be unpredictable, infectious ad dynamic and he stands out amongst other comedians in his unique approach to his work and the way he presents it. The extremely versatile comic is always interesting to watch because he is surprising and original.

Fringe stalwart, comedian and brilliant improviser Jupitus was a guest on Whose Line Is It Anyway? when I saw the show live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019.  He particularly excelled at accents effortlessly playing whatever the audience wanted to see.

 

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