Alfie Joey

Welcome

Writer, comic, impressionist, singer, presenter, cartoonist Alfie Joey has appeared everywhere from the Comedy Store to Coronation Street.
Before he was a radio presenter and an actor he was a comedian
...and before that, a Harrods toy demonstrator
...and before that, a brother in a religious order
...and before that he was a child!

PRESS QUOTES

'Alfie spreads joy like a virus. He makes you glad to be alive!'
Time Out

'A cheerful, natural talent, Alfie has plenty in his comedic bag of tricks to spread good cheer through any audience. With his spot-on impersonations and his enthusiastic banter he’d be right at home at a Royal Variety Performance…his effusive bonhomie is genuine and his material original and funny.'
chortle.co.uk

TELEVISION

Hebburn

(BBC 2013) Alfie plays Jim Moir’s (Vic Reeves’) doctor in the popular sitcom HEBBURN series 1 and 2 (BBC 2013). The series also stars Gina McKee & Chris Ramsey and was voted the "Best New TV Sitcom" in the Comedy.co.uk Awards and won best drama series at the Royal Television Society Awards.

Ideal

(BBC 2005-2011) Written by Graham Duff, starring Johnny Vegas. Alfie played Derrick, a regular character obsessed with his allotment in all seven series of Graham Duff's award winning, cult-hit sitcom.

Coronation Street

(ITV 2006) In a Bank Holiday 'Corrie' special, Alfie played 'comedy' paramedic Steve who provided humour at the birth of Claire and Ashley's baby.

Who Stole Bob's Jokes

(Ch.4 2004) A Channel 4 documentary (2004) featuring Alfie & others telling the story behind the theft of Bob Monkhouse’s treasured comedy ledgers.

Stand Up To Religion

(2004) A Libra TV production (2004) which looked at how television from Father Ted to Dave Allen portrayed religion through comedy. Contributors included Alfie & Rowan Atkinson.

TV Warm-up Work

includes 'University Challenge', ‘Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned’, Al Murray's ‘Time Gentleman Please’, Anne Robinson’s ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, the Donny Osmond game show ‘Identity’ plus sitcoms and sketch shows starring, among others, Maxine Peak and Dylan Moran.

RADIO

Alfie co-presents the breakfast show with Charlie Charlton on BBC Radio Newcastle
(Sony nominated: Best Station, 2013)

He has interviewed politicians and popstars, (Peter Mandelson & Geri Halliwell) as well as Oscar winning actors and record breaking sports stars (Colin Firth & Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson).

In the past he has provided impressions and voices for Jason Manford on XFM and co hosted Sony nominated Justin Moorhouse's Key 103 show podcasts

 

Alfie starred in MITCH BENN'S CRIMES AGAINST MUSIC (Radio 4) starring Mitch, Robin Ince, Richard Stilgoe and Rick Wakeman. This show enjoyed 3 series and is still repeated.

He has presented numerous shows for Radio 3’s Freethinking Festival and also for BBC radio Alfie wrote and presented the ‘International Crime Writers Festival’ where he interviewed novelists P. D. James, Mark Billingham and Jeffrey Deaver.

North of the border Alfie is still a regular guest on Fred Macaulay’s popular mid-morning chat show on BBC Scotland.

Starring alongside a Doctor Who himself (Colin Baker) Alfie played various parts (C3-PO, William Shatner, Geordie PE teacher) in Toby Hadoke’s Sony nominated MOTHS ATE MY DOCTOR WHO SCARF.

Alfie played John Bishop’s hopeless but enthusiastic marriage guidance councillor in HAPPY FAMILIES (Radio 4). This was nominated for a Northwest Comedy Award.

Alfie was a contributor alongside David Baddiel for a BBC radio documentary, ‘Woody Allen: The Cabaret Years’.

LIVE WORK

Stand-up

The Comedy Store, Jongleurs and The Stand are just 3 of the top stand-up comedy venues where Alfie has performed.

Overseas work has taken Alfie all over the world including performances in China, Dubai, Singapore and Belgium. He was the first western comedian to perform in South Korea.

In the mainstream world of comedy he has worked with Jimmy Cricket and Mick Miller who mentions Alfie in his autobiography.

Alfie supported Bradley Walsh in Summer Season at the Blackpool Opera House. As well as straight stand-up, he is a singer, an impressionist and is particularly in demand as a compare.

Nominated for best M.C. at the 2006 Chortle Awards, he has been resident MC at many venues and is a regular at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle.

Monopolise! The Musical

Alfie returned to Edinburgh in 2011 with his new one-man comedy musical, 'Monopolise' (co-written with Deeks and Topping) which toured North East theatres and the Liverpool comedy festival.
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Alfie Joey's Minicabaret

Alfie’s sell-out show at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival which received rave reviews as well as a Nomination at the Chortle Awards for most innovative show and Spirit of the Fringe Award.

Glen, Gary, Jonathan Ross

A one act play, written, produced and starring Alfie Joey & Dan Skinner (Angelos Epithemou), premiered at the Salford Playhouse, Manchester Comedy Festival 2004. 

WRITING & DIRECTING

Books

Alfie has written a piece for a book alongside a fantastic selection of leading comedians including Tim Vine, Jo Brand, Milton Jones and Ricky Tomlinson who all give their unique response to the intriguing question ‘Does God have a sense of humour?’

The book, compiled by Fr. Frank Mulgrew is called ‘Does God LOL?’
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Live Sketch Shows and TV Writing

Alfie wrote and co-created two successful 'live' sketch shows in Manchester.

'Bastard Funny' was a character based sketch show performed for 2 years at the Green Room Theatre and 'The Unbroadcastable Radio Show' was the Comedy Store's popular, monthly, topical show (nominated for Best Comedy Writing at the Manchester Comedy Awards, 2004). 

More recently he has been part of Seymour Mace’s Gang at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle, writing and performing his own characters.

Alfie regularly wrote topical satire for the Comedy Store’s weekly cutting edge evening in Manchester. He has also provided material for other comedians and written and performed many a continuity link for the Paramount Comedy Channel. Channel K used his sketches for their sketch show Comedy Spinner (Channel 4, Radio).

Laurence Clarke - Jim Fixed It For Me

Laurence's 2006 solo show for the Edinburgh Festival was co-written and directed by Alfie Joey. It went on to successfully tour the UK. Lawrence’s 2007 show, '11% Evil' was also co-written by Alfie.

Future Projects and Illustration

Alfie wrote his own column and drew his own cartoons for Liverpool's 'Catholic Pictorial'. He is currently writing and drawing a series of children's books and has several ideas in development with various production companies ranging from animation concepts to sitcoms, radio plays and sketches.

CONTACT

For corporate or charity appearances please contact
David at Comet Comedy Management on 07850401444.

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