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Gordon Southern


With 16 years of comedy experience on his belt Gordon Southern is one of the most sought after headline acts on the UK and international circuit. Gordon regularly plays to sell out audiences at the most prestigious clubs in the country including Comedy Store and Jongleurs. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy and quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite.

An award winning writer with critical acclaim for numerous projects that he has worked on, Southern has written for some of the most memorable comedy shows of the last decade.

Not content with mastering stand-up and writing Gordon is also a brilliant actor with praise from The British Theatre Guide for his debut acting role in Moon The Loon. His acting skills are not just confined to the stage however, he was the very memorable voice of the Admiral Insurance Parrot on their national TV and Radio ad campaigns.


Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit. He spends at least 2 months every year performing in Australia. A highly regarded international act, he’s worked in may exotic and challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Arabian Desert, Falkland Islands, Kosovo and Liverpool.

Forthcoming trips include solo theatre shows in India, South Africa and Australia.
Gordon made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows.

Stamp Stamp – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 2007
The Solutions – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006 & Manchester Comedy Festival 2006
My Drums Hell – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 2003
Gordon Southern – Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 2001

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 2001-present
Adelaide Comedy Festival 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009
Sydney Comedy Festival - 2006
Melbourne Comedy Festival – 2006, 2009
Byron Bay Big Joke Festival - 2008
Cambridge Comedy Festival – 2008 (solo show)
Manchester Comedy Festival – 2006 (solo show)
Dubai Comedy Festival - 2005

The Cheese Shop Presents… - BBC Radio 4 – 97-99
Stand Up 2 – BBC Radio 2 – 1997
The Joy Of Sketch – BBC Radio 2 – 1998
Weekending – BBC Radio 4

Admiral insurance – voice of parrot – TV and Radio campaign
Carex Washer/Walker campaign

Tonight with Trevor McDonald – 2009
Stand Up Australia – Comedy Channel - 2008
Mischief - BBC3 -2007
11 O’Clock Show – C4 - 2000
Edinburgh Comedy – BBC - 2001
Comedy Nation – BBC - 1998
Stand Up Show – BBC
Sunday Show – BBC
Paramount Presents…The Cheese Shop
Comikaze – Paramount

Have I Got News For You – BBC
Never Mind The Buzzcocks – BBC
11 O’Clock Show – C4
Armstrong & Miller – 1996
The Jack Docherty Show – 1997-98

Moon The Loon – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh - 2006

Mischief – BBC3
11 O’Clock Show – BBC3
Dead Ringers – BBC
Comedy Nation – BBC
Live Floor Show – BBC
Revolver – BBC
Jim Tavare – BBC
Sunday Show BBC
Good Stuff – ITV
Gas – C4
The Big Breakfast – C4

Cheese Shop – BBC Radio 4

Other writing credits include work for shows on BBC2, C5, Sky One, BBC Radio 1,2,4,5 and stand-up material for other live acts.

Spotlight no: 6522
Casting Age: 36 – 45 years
Eye Colour: Grey/Green
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Languages: English (native)
Skills: Bass (singing), Drums, Guitar


Press for Stamp Stamp

“A thoroughly enjoyable and easy going show” óóóó Edfest Magazine

“A likeable act, good company and skilled at creating a cheery atmosphere, incorporating bizarre audience interjections without missing a beat.” Chortle

“Really good and funny... His show is over far too soon for all.” óóóó One4Review

“The unscripted bits were brilliant... You cannot help but like his enthusiastic approach to stand up” Three Weeks

Press for The Solutions

“A hugely likeable performer… one of the funniest things I’ve seen so far this festival.” The Scotsman

“Simply a very strong stand-up set... His delivery is playful, upbeat and relentless. Southern might not be one of the bigger names at the festival, but he is one of the funniest.” óóóó Chortle

“Infectious enthusiasm and energy.” óóóó The List

“If you can make comedy from crosswords, then you’ve certainly got something. And whatever that thing may be, Gordon Southern has plenty of it.” The Herald

“Southern is an engaging comedian with a good line in material. His audience interaction is funny and non-threatening… an hour well spent.” óóóó One 4 Review

“Magical imagination.” Three Weeks Daily.

“Endearingly cheeky.” Fest Buzz

“Hilarious.” Broadway Baby

Press for Moon The Loon

“A good piece of writing, well performed.” The British Theatre Guide

“Strong performances from all three of the actors” 4.5 stars UK Theatre Network

Other Press

“Top class all round” The Sunday Times

“Razor sharp wit and cavernous imagination” Evening Standard

“Hugely talented… Very funny” Time Out

“Worth the admission price alone” City Life

“An energetic mirth making talent that would shame many comics with years more experience… A cracking night” The Scotsman

“Had the audience in stitches. He told damn fine stories… Personal experiences abounded through his routine and they introduced us to his absurd and sharp witted world. He clearly won many fans” Adelaide Fringe Magazine

“Top notch material…All quality stuff, making Southern well worth going out of your way to catch” Chortle