Milton Jones is a Perrier and Sony Award Winning comedian, whose wordplay and surreal observations frequently reduce audiences to tears. What we love about Milton Jones is that he’s impossible to pigeon hole – he describes his live act as ‘weaving threads of ideas with the tatters of his life, to fashion a uniquely fetching jumper of obscurity’ – whatever that means. It’s a format that’s obviously working exceedingly well for him – his 2013 tour played to 100,000 people, and the 2015 tour is likely to be even bigger.
Milton conjures up truly ridiculous images and finds hidden meaning in the most mundane phrases. He twists logic, mistakes handkerchiefs for ghosts – and waits whilst the penny drops. He is also never short of valuable advice: ‘If you’re being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a tunnel, then onto a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They train for that.’
Milton’s wonderful use of language has been showcased repeatedly on Radio 4 (he’s currently on series nine of his own show), but has also been seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock the Week, and in his first novel, Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? He’s also a regular writer on BBC1’s hit Not Going Out.
“No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride” THE GUARDIAN “The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art” RADIO TIMES