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For the journalist, see Alan Cochrane.
Alun Cochrane is a British stand-up comedian. He was born in Glasgow and
raised in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Alun Cochrane
1.1 Stand-up comedy
1.2 Television appearances
1.3 Radio appearances
2 Personal life
4 External links
Cochrane in 2010
Born Glasgow, Scotland
In 2004 his first Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, My Favourite Words in My Best
Medium Stand-up, television
Stories, was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Perrier Awards.
He went on to be nominated for "Best Compère" and "Best Break-through Act" at
Years active 2003-present
the 2005 Chortle Awards. He returned to the Edinburgh Fringe during the same
year with a new solo show Comedy With Sad Bits and returned in 2006 with Website aluncochrane.co.uk
Introducing An Introduction To Alun Cochrane's Imagination.
At the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe he played at the Assembly Rooms with the show Alun Cochrane. Owner of a shed.
And a son. Thinks the world is wonky.
Cochrane's 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show was called "Alun Cochrane is a Daydreamer (at Night)" This was the first
Festival show he performed at The Stand.
His 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, "Jokes. Life. And Jokes about Life" centered around a box of his own 'hand-chiseled,
lovingly created jokes' from which, he randomly selected and told jokes, integrated into the anecdotal aspect of his show.
In 2011 he performed at The Stand's main venue 'Moments of Alun' a stand-up show about little moments in life and
centering largely around a recent house purchase during which he realised that with a 25 year mortgage he had to feel funny
for a 1/4 of a century.
Alun appeared on the panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks which was broadcast in December 2005. In May 2006
Cochrane appeared on the satirical news quiz Have I Got News For You, playing on Paul Merton's team.
Cochrane had a non-speaking role as a waiter in the third series of Not Going Out, in an episode entitled "Amy", broadcast
on 13 February 2009 on BBC1. Cochrane was also the warm-up man for the recording of this episode at Teddington Studios
He has appeared on various television stand-up shows, including on the Swansea edition of Michael McIntyre's Comedy
Roadshow in June 2009, and has been a panellist several times on Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Cochrane appeared on Mock the Week on 30 July 2009 on BBC2.
He had a small role as a Chauffeur in series 1 episode 4 of We Are Klang.
On 31 October 2010 Cochrane was one of the supporting acts on the fourth episode of Dave's One Night Stand.
Cochrane appeared in series three of the BBC Radio 4 stand up show 4 Stands Up and has also featured on The Now Show
and Just a Minute  . Alun has also appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk. Alun started as a full time presenter on
Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show in June 2011 replacing Gareth Richards. Frank refers to him as 'The Cockerel'.
During an appearance on 8 Out of 10 Cats in July 2007, Cochrane mentioned that he was about to become a father.
Cochrane has also mentioned on the same programme that he is a supporter of Huddersfield Town F.C..
Cochrane has been noted for his height, standing at just under 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m). He backed up this claim himself, on an
episode of Dave's One Night Stand.
In November 2011 Cochrane mentioned on Absolute Radio that he is colour blind.
1. ^ "Edinburgh Comedy Awards - newcomers" . comedyawards.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jqfkd
Alun Cochrane on chortle.co.uk
Alun Cochrane: interview (from Time Out London)
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