Who Is Gordon Southern?
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT NOMINEE NEW ZEALAND COMEDY FESTIVAL 2012.
    AMUSED MOOSE LAUGHTER AWARDS BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2012.
    TIME OUT COMEDY AWARD WINNER.

    Gordon Southern is the international word clown. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy & quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite all over the world. He is a regular at many top clubs including the famous London Comedy Store.
    A talented actor and 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.
  • LIVE WORK...
    Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit, spending several months every year performing in Australia. A highly regarded international act, he's worked in many exotic & challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Falkland Islands, Kosovo & Liverpool.
    He's sold out a 700 seat theatre with a solo show in Mumbai, India, Performed a two-hour long one man show in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    He's headlined the first ever Serbian comedy festival, and has regularly topped the bill in Singapore, Dubai, Cyprus and New Zealand. 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, with 2013's "The Kerfuffle" garnering a galaxy of stars and 2012's "A Brief History of History" receiving award nominations at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. He has enjoyed sell out runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 2011- 2013.

    Gordon also has a time out comedy award from his days with BBC Radio 4's Cheese Shop comedy sketch team. As an MC he's played all over the world including a residency at Edinburgh's notorious "Late N Live" since 2011
  • SOLO SHOWS...
    2014 - Your New Favourite ComedianAdelaide / Melbourne/Sydney/  New Zealand / Edinburgh/ Festivals
    2013- The Kerfuffle - Adelaide / Melbourne/ New Zealand / Edinburgh/ Newcastle/ Perth Fringe Festivals
    2012- A Brief History Of History - Edinburgh / Melbourne/ Sydney/ Perth/ Newcastle/ Hull / Canberra Festivals NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT NZ COMEDY FESTIVAL.
    NOMINATED FOR BEST SHOW EDINBURGH AMUSED MOOSE LAUGHTER AWARDS This show continues to tour...
    2011- Free Range - Adelaide/ Melbourne/ New Zealand Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    2010- Borders - Adelaide, Melbourne & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals
    2009- The Unofficial Gordon Southern Annual 2009 - Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals
    2007- Stamp Stamp - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    2006- The Solutions - Edinburgh Fringe & Manchester Comedy Festivals
    2003- My Drums Hell - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    2001- Gordon Southern - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • FESTIVALS...
    ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE AND NZ COMEDY FESTIVALS,
    HEADLINING 'BULMERS BEST OF THE EDINBURGH FEST' IN ADELAIDE AND BRISBANE
    MC FOR 'THE BIG SHOW' AUCKLAND 2011
    Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Various, 2002-Present
    Adelaide Comedy Festival 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 MC & Headliner“Best Of The Fest” & Solo Show
    Sydney Comedy Festival 2006 MC Best Of The Edinburgh Fest
    Melbourne Comedy Festival 2006, 2009 MC & Headliner Best Of The Edinburgh Fest
    Byron Bay Big Joke Festival 2008 - Headliner
    Cambridge Comedy Festival 2008 Solo Show
    Manchester Comedy Festival 2006 - Solo Show
    Dubai Comedy Festival 2005

    He's also appeared at several music and culture events including Glastonbury, Leeds and the End of the Road festival
  • CORPORATE...
    Southern has been booked twice for football governing body UEFA in Switzerland (That's a sending off) as well as Lufthansa, the Shop Agents Society and several other high profile corporate clients,writing shows specifically tailored to their needs.
  • RADIO CREDITS...
    I Guess That's Why They Call It The News - BBC Radio 4 - 2009
    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 1993-96
  • VOICEOVER WORK...
    Admiral Insurance - voice of parrot - TV and Radio campaign 2004-2008
    Carex Washer/Walker campaign 2002-2003
  • TV CREDITS...
    Stand Up for Christchurch TVNZ 2012
    Good News Week - CH10, Australia - 2010
    Tonight With Trevor McDonald 2009 - Topical Standup
    Standup Australia - Comedy Channel 2008
    Mischief - BBC3 2007- Topical Standup
    Time Gentlemen Please - Sky 2000
    11 O'Clock Show - C4 2000
    Edinburgh Comedy - BBC 2001
    Comedy Nation - BBC 1998
    Stand Up Show - BBC 2000
    The Sunday Show - BBC2 1996
    Paramount Presents…The Cheese Shop 1995
    Komikasi - Paramount 1995
  • AS A WARM UP ARTIST...
    Have I Got News For You - BBC
    QI - BBC
    Never Mind The Buzzcocks - BBC
    I'm Alan Partridge - BBC
    11 O’Clock Show - C4
  • THEATRE CREDITS...
    Moon The Loon - Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh - 2006
    Steve Frosts Impro Allstars Edinburgh- 2011
  • WRITING CREDITS...
    The One Ronnie - BBC1: Nominated for a British Comedy award
    Mischief - BBC3
    11 O'Clock Show - Channel 4
    Dead Ringers - BBC
    Comedy Nation - BBC
    Live Floor Show - BBC
    Revolver - BBC
    Jim Tavare - C5
    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.

  • CASTING INFO...
    Spotlight no: 6522
    Casting Age: 36 - 45 years
    Eye Colour: Grey/Green
    Hair Colour: Dark Brown
    Languages: English South East (native), English - Various Regional, Welsh, Scottish, Australian
    Musical Skills: Bass (singing), Drums, Guitar