Arguably one of the most intriguingly twisted comedians of our generation, Terry Alderton is a performer of uninhibited extremes and sheer unconventionality, be prepared for a spellbinding amalgamation of noises, voices, incredible physicality and a mind-blowing insight into the inner workings of a fantastic comedy mind as you’ve never seen it before.
Having enjoyed a succession of acclaimed national tours, live shows and television appearances, Terry is quite simply the most exciting live act working in comedy today. He has always had to contend with voices and demons in his head which ultimately inspired his ever-present conflicting ego / conscience on stage, a hugely original and ground-breaking technique that often leads him into unpredictable routines so that no two shows are ever the same.
A former Southend United goalie, Terry began his extensive career in comedy when at 18 his first ever open spot lead him to audition for ‘new channel’ Sky’s talent show Sky Star Search. Terry won the competition (beating the likes of outstanding talents such as revered pop-star Chesnee Hawkes) and the comedy industry was never the same again.
Terry has performed in countless TV shows, from Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) to Let's Dance For Sport Relief (BBC), The Royal Variety Performance to Dave’s One Night Stand, as well as a regular role in ITV’s much-loved drama London’s Burning. He has hosted the National Lottery Red Alter with Lulu (BBC1) and his own radio show on London's Capital Radio. He’s appeared in feature films such as Guy Richie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Mel Smith’s Black Ball and is known and loved internationally from Melbourne to Mumbai.
NEW ZEALAND COMEDY GUILD AWARD - Best International Act 2011 & 2012
THE SUN - Comedian of the Year – 2011
THREE WEEKS CRITICS AWARD – Winner 2010
PERRIER AWARD – Nominee 1999
PRESS ON TERRY
★★★★★ “The funniest most thought provoking, dazzling brilliant comedy you’ll see all year” NEWS OF THE WORLD
★★★★★ “He is an absolute pleasure to watch, even more so to listen to. He is unmissable” THREE WEEKS
★★★★★ “Technically brilliant and screamingly funny” PUBLIC REVIEWS
★★★★ “Seat-of-its-pants stand-up that takes risks, hurtling off in unexpected directions while decorum struggles to keep up… Alderton at his best is unstable and deliciously unexpected”
★★★★ “Terry Alderton is on astonishing form. Masterful” SUNDAY TIMES
★★★★ “A mainstream act that dares to be different…effortlessly enjoyable yet excitingly different” THE TIMES
★★★★ “Wonderfully twisted” THE LIST
★★★★ “As disturbing as it is funny… sometimes hilarious, sometimes uncomfortable, uniquely intriguing” EVENING STANDARD
★★★★ “Terry Alderton has funny bones. He is an intense character, and is master of his world of 'so many thoughts'… you are in for a treat” FRINGE GURU
“He was sensational, a powerhouse who had the whole audience on their feet at the end. It was inspiring to see a man reduce an audience to tears of laughter” MICHAEL McINTYRE
“A very funny comic with a fantastic comedy mind” EDDIE IZZARD
“World, go see Terry Alderton – [the] best stand up set I have seen in years!” JOHN BISHOP
“One of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. A f**king genius” FRANK SKINNER