Alun Cochrane


Alun Cochrane is an award-winning British comedian who has starred in some of the UK’s most prestigious comedy shows. He co-hosts the Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, and would win an Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer in 2012 for his role on the show.

Cochrane has featured heavily on radio and television in recent times, appearing on Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News to name just some of his comedy endeavours.

On radio he wrote and created Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, as well as starred in The Now Show, Just a Minute and Lee Mack and Friends.

On the back of Edinburgh Festival Fringe success and acclaim, Colchrane embarked on UK tours including his debut show, Alun Cochrane: Moments of Alun, which was met with streams of accolades on the comedy circuit. His later tours, Alun Cochrane: Me Neither and Alun Cochrane: A Show With A Man In It also were well received.

The Guardian were particularly kind in their appraisal of Cochrane’s Edinburgh Fringe performances, describing the comedian in the following manner:

“Cochrane’s on-stage persona is allied to a real craft and creativity in his writing, yielding results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big belly laughs on a night out”

And it is his unique storytelling ability that has made him particularly sought-after at a wide spread of events, from business awards ceremonies to product launches, gala dinners to sporting occasions.

As a writer, a comedian and an actor, Cochrane has always been popular. By the 2005 Chortle Awards, Cochrane was nominated for the Best Breakthrough Act and Best Compere, a year after being nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Perrier Awards following his debut Edinburgh Fringe show.

Cochrane is suitable as the host or after dinner comedian to make your event stand out and send your guests home smiling. A smart, witty and interactive storyteller with an ability to compel all in attendance, Alun Cochrane is one of the finest famous comedians around.

To book Alun Cochrane as the entertainment for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

Watch Alun on Dave‘s One Night Stand here:

“He was very exacting and professional. Helpful with the unique elements of our awards show and keen to get things right for us”- Noble House Media Ltd

“Comedian Alun Cochrane delighted guests with a fantastic stand up set, including an ode to his experiences of the office products world which had the audience in stitches. Cochrane also served as compère for the evening, doing so with flair and professionalism, keeping the audience entertained throughout”-The BOSS Awards

“The client loved Alun and would not hesitate to recommend him. They said he was easy to work with, and had taken an interest in the audience and what/who they represent”-The BOSS Awards

“Alun was brilliant! He went down really well and got through the awards in record time. It was a pleasure to have him host the event”-Mother & Baby Awards

“Just a quickie to say thanks for you help with Alun’s booking. He went down very well and we had a lot of positive feedback. He was very funny!”-Commodity Business Awards

“Alun was absolutely brilliant! Exactly what we wanted. He gauged the room perfectly and everyone loved him… He picked up on a lot of things that happen a lot to us and played along with them, for e.g. people not understanding what we do, so just saying we work with soil etc, making it funny and pertinent. Very clever. I would highly recommend him”-ITM Soil Summer Ball

“Alun was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to and on the evening of our event. The audience were captivated during his ad-lib and only had good things to say about the host for the evening. He made the somewhat mundane subject area light hearted and funny without drawing away too much from the content. We had a bit of a technical malfunction and Alun was able to think quick on his event and get us through it quite painlessly. All in all a very funny evening with Alun who was professional and such an easy going host”-Pipa Awards

““I’ve seen comedians before, but Alun took the night to a whole new level, to the point where I almost wanted him to stop because my sides hurt so much from laughing”-Petplan Awards

“I couldn’t recommend Alun highly enough. He warmed the audience up nicely with an astutely judged and topical routine before delivering the awards with aplomb. He also managed to control the audience as the awards were being handed out, which is no mean feat”-Editor of Lighting Design Magazine, Lighting Design Awards

“I have had GREAT feedback from the event Alun did for me – one person even said they nearly wet themselves!!!!”-Parliament Communications, for Novartis

“Alun was beyond brilliant”-Cohesion Ltd

“You were a pleasure to work with and it went really well”-ALMR

“Just a quick note to express my appreciation for your efforts at last night’s Cooling Awards. My ideal presenter is a) funny, b) works with the crowd and c) is in command of the Awards bit, which is always a long stretch. You certainly delivered all that for us in spades last night and I really appreciated the way in which you moved the Awards on smartly but kept it funny. Thanks for giving my crowd a great time and for making it a memorable night”-Upstage

“Alun was ideal for the audience and exceeded expectations and objectives. Alun checked the guestlist and personalised his set to some of the companies present – the audience loved this!”-RAC Magazine

“Alun took the role seriously and was well prepared. He was very keen to get the right tone and to make a success of his contribution to the evening. His presentation of the awards was slick, but amusing as well, a good combination. All in all, a good choice and good value for money. Audience reaction was very positive…. Alun held their attention – (which has not always been easy to do in previous years). No negative feedback received at all and we have had some feedback that it worked better than last year”-Press Association

“Perfect. Alun exceeded expectations, the audience loved him”-Upstage