8 February 1975
№ of episodes
5 regular shows
Alun Cochrane is a British stand-up comedian. He was born in Glasgow and raised in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
In 2004 his first Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, My Favourite Words in My Best 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 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 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.
List of appearances
- Series 5, Episode 8
- Series 5, Episode 12
- Series 7, Episode 4
- Series 7, Episode 7
- Series 7, Episode 13
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 in London.
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.
Cochrane appeared in series three of the BBC Radio 4 stand up show 4 Stands Up and has also featured on The Now Show. Alun has also appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk
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..
- Official website
- Alun Cochrane on chortle.co.uk
- Alun Cochrane: interview (from Time Out London)