Hailing from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (a town otherwise famous
for international terrorists, fake kidnaps and ‘Britain’s Best Market’),
charming northerner Craig is currently one of the hottest rising
talents on the comedy circuit.
Craig cut his comedy teeth as resident compere at award-
winning London club The Funny Side…of Covent Garden
sharing a stage with some of the very best comedy acts in
the business including Harry Hill, Stewart Lee and even
Hollywood legend Robin Williams. He rapidly became a
master of the compere’s art; able to turn any crowd from
a lacklustre mob into a clapping, cheering, delirious
audience ready to laugh all night.
Having honed his talents as an MC introducing others,
in 2008 he began bringing his impressive stage presence
and flair for audience banter to his very own stand-up
set. Since then, his rise through the comedy ranks has
been nothing short of meteoric. Within just 1 month he
had reached the final of The Other Side New Act of the
Year competition and within 3, the final of the coveted
Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. In the last two
years he has also appeared in a comedy film alongside
Adam Hills and Brendon Burns and recorded a comedy
pilot for the BBC.
An instant crowd pleaser with a charismatic,
mock-confrontational style, Craig is now a highly sought-after
act and compere, performing all over the UK.
Catch Craig Murray live at...29 Sep