Want To Hire Phill Jupitus?
Who doesn’t love a bit of Phill Jupitus! The English stand up comedian is most known for his appearances as the team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, he’s been the captain since the shows inception in 1996 and has appeared regularly on various other panel shows such as QI and Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Phill takes his second name from his stepfathers surname and shortened his first name to Phill due to his mother’s reminders that his full name Phillip is spelt with two L’s, something he took over to the shorter term- pretty simple thinking right?
The Performing Poet
Did you know? Before Phill became an established comedian, he began to write political poetry and drawing cartoons in distracted moments, he then went onto performance poetry where Jupitus really began to make a name for himself touring with bands such Billy Bragg, the Style Council and the Housemartins. Phill’s style is undeniably funny, he’s extremely quick, very smart and more than able to deal with you hecklers out there. Audiences begin to love him as he is one hell of a massive, hairy noisy presence, and the shows he performs have a sense of indulgence about them.
Jupitus The Baseball Fan!?!
Jupitus has been involved in music as well as TV, stand up and radio, his first vinyl recordings were of the live Newton Neurotics album, Kickstarting a Backfiring Nation as Porky the Poet in 1987. Phill also supported Madness on their 2000 national your and appeared in the film Mike Bassett: England Manager. One last interesting fact about Jupitus: He is a fan of the Boston Red Sox and has their logo tattooed on his arm.
“I left an hour later with further admiration of the man’s talents and his willingness to try something different… it is an experience that should not be missed”
“Jupitus is undoubtedly an excellent improviser and there is a great deal of pleasure to be had from watching his quick wit at work”
– Broadway Baby