Luke Toulson

In 2000 Luke formed a physical theatre company called Stolen Theatre with director Chris White. Over the next three years they put on productions of The Visit, The Fire Raisers and The Suicide in London, Edinburgh and Milan. The Visit included a young actor by the name of Benedict Cumberbatch. (Yes, he's saying it's all down to him.)

In 2004 he formed the double-act TOULSON & HARVEY with fellow actor Stephen Harvey. The following year they were nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, alongside Rhod Gilbert, Mark Watson and eventual winner Tim Minchin. Sadly, none of those three have worked since.

In 2006 he did his first stand-up gig and in 2007 he won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. Previous winners include Linda Smith, Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon and Lee Mack. Though you should see the list of comedians who haven't won it.

In 2007 he also played the legendary ‘Captain DJ’ in 30 episodes of the BAFTA nominated CBeebies show, Space Pirates.

From 2008 to 2015 he performed annual stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe (Past Shows) including 2013's I DON'T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT MY KIDS, which was selected by Amused Moose as one of the 'Top 10 Comedy Shows at the Fringe'. That year he also appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News.

In 2015 he appeared as a stand-up comedian in the feature film Stones and as a posh buffoon in another feature called The Dark Channel.

He have written for the TV shows Stand Up For The Week and Stand Up For Sport Relief and for comedians appearing on Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo. He has also directed several Edinburgh Fringe shows, including one that was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

He regularly perform at the biggest and best comedy clubs across the UK (Gig List), including the world famous Comedy Store, and has performed stand-up internationally from Germany to Dubai.