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Joseph Morpurgo

Joseph Morpurgo


Joseph Morpurgo is a comedian, writer and improviser. Having made his Edinburgh debut with 2013’s Truthmouth, he received rave reviews for his 2014 multimedia show, Odessa. In 2015, his critically acclaimed solo show Soothing Sounds for Baby was nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, went on to achieve two sell-out London runs, and was named the No. 1 comedy show of 2015 by Time Out. He is a three-time Chortle Award winner (Award For Innovation; Breakthrough Act; and Comedian’s Comedian)

Morpurgo is also co-creator and member of acclaimed improv comedy group Austentatious (***** - The Times). He has also guested with The Comedy Store Players and Improbable, and performs and teaches improv across the UK.

His broadcast credits include Harry & Paul´s Story of the 2s (BBC Two), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Murder in Successville (BBC Two) and The World of Simon Rich (Radio 4), and he has written and starred in shorts for BBC3 and Sky Arts. His Radio 4 series, Joseph Morpurgo’s Walking Tour, will air in 2017.