Character Comedian | The Pub Landlord
One of the most recognisable and successful comics in the UK, for over 20 years clients have chosen to hire Al Murray and his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord, to surprise and delight corporate audiences.
Al has filled arenas around the world as The Pub Landlord, and won numerous awards and accolades, including the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formally Perrier Award, after a record four successive nominations) and secured Olivier Award nominations for both of his sell-out West End runs. He has hosted countless TV series, including the acclaimed entertainment chat show Al Murray’s Happy Hour (ITV) and the ground-breaking sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky). Al has made multiple appearances on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV) and hosted Live at the Apollo (BBC) and Live at the Palladium (ITV).
Swapping his comedy stage persona for himself, Al authored and presented the Broadcast Award-winning five-part series Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English? as well as, Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the British Empire? and Al Murray: Why Do The Brits Win Every War? (all Sky), and quiz show, Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz (Quest). Combining his passion for film and history he filmed two specials for BBC Four: Al Murray’s Great British War Movies and Al Murray’s Great British Spy Movies. Al also co-hosts the hugely popular WW2 history podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk with fellow bestselling military author James Holland.
As a writer, Al has also enjoyed great success with his books including Book of British Common Sense, Think Yourself British, Great British Pub Quiz Book, Watching War Films with My Dad and, most recently, Command, an entertaining and sharp analysis of the key allied military leaders in WW2, which was released in autumn 2022.
He regularly hosts awards ceremonies and performs after-dinner cabaret sets guaranteed to bring outrageous humour and energy to any event. A dab hand at hosting corporate quizzes and other commercial events, Al’s experience and quick-witted audience banter make him the ideal choice for hosting or performing comedy.
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“Quick note to let you know all went really well at the Awards on Saturday, Al was fantastic – went down a storm”
Auto-Awards, 900 pax
“The best host we’ve ever had!”
Children With Cancer Charity Ball
“Simple: outstanding. Best one yet & no one had anything but the highest praise for Al”
“Al was amazing last night. I really don’t know what we would have done without him. It was a tough crowd but he handled them expertly. Very sharp and clever and knowing. He just got them straight off and then found the right angles. Masterful. I cannot thank you and Al enough for making last night such a success. And Al was never anything short of utterly professional and a joy to be with. What a guy”
“[Al] was AWESOME. He really got it spot on. Client also said he was fantastic and went down really well. Thank you for all your help with it, and please pass our thanks onto Al”
Mobile News Awards
“Al was lovely and hilarious”
Private Birthday Party, 300 Pax
“Just thought I’d let you know that the feedback we’ve had on Al Murray has been tremendous. He scored perfect marks from our sponsors which is unheard of. So we now need to start thinking about next year… It’s going to be a very hard act to follow!”
“Al was hilarious. He did a brilliant job, set the audience alight from the start, connected with them perfectly and clearly knew what we were after. In particular he really amped up the awards, getting laughs all the way through. Not all comedians do this, so we were delighted he made this (potentially very dry) bit his own.”
Network Rail Awards