Miles Jupp is a comedian, actor and writer. He started performing stand-up on the Scottish circuit in 2000, and the following year won both So You Think You’re Funny and The Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year. He soon became a regular performer on both series of BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show, and he was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer award for his debut Edinburgh solo show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues. This was followed by his 2005 show.
He has contributed to a number of Radio 4 shows such as Loose Ends, The Motion Show and Fringe Cuts, as well as his own series for the station Miles Jupp’s Real World (co-performed with Frankie Boyle) which was broadcast in 2005. As an actor he has appeared in the feature films Harry Potter And The Order Of The Pheonix, Death Defying Acts, and Is Anybody There? He was in all four series of the children’s series Balamory and also featured in the television films of She Stoops To Conquer and Irvine Welsh and Dean Kavanagh’s Wedding Belles. He narrated two series of The Penny Dreadfuls Present: The Brothers Faversham for Radio 7 which has since transferred to Radio 4 and appeared in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. He has also appeared alongside Simon Munnery in two plays by Stewart Lee – Boswell & Johnson: Late But Live and a companion piece about Elizabeth And Raleigh, both of which toured in 2008.
He returned to stand-up in 2007 with a new show Every Day Rage And Dinner Party Chit Chat , which is available as an album on the Laughing Stock label. In 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival he hosted a daily podcast for the Guardian newspaper, and performed his new solo show Drifting which toured earlier that year. At the 2009 Edinburgh Festival he recorded a second series of The Guardian Podcast, hosted An Audience With Clarke Peters and performed a full run of his new solo show Telling It Like It Might Be which ran at The Soho Theatre in London. He has presented a topical comedy show, Newsjack, for BBC Radio 7 and appeared in The Thick Of It, Tank Commander and films such as Sherlock Holmes and Dagenham Girls.
After recently finishing filming on (the Bafta award winning) Rev, Miles is performing his show Fibber In The Heat which is about his experience pretending to be a journalist in India. He has nearly finished his book of the same name, which is out next year. Keeping with writing, Miles writes a restaurant column for ES Magazine every Friday. You can read it here.
You can also catch him on Mock The Week (BBC2), Argumental (BBC2) and his four part comedy series In And Out Of The Kitchen (BBC Radio4), later this year.
“A new level of middleclass angst in comedy”
“A class act as always”