Joseph Morpurgo

Joseph Morpurgo

  • Writer
  • Comedy Performer
  • Actor
  • Improviser

Joseph Morpurgo is a comedian, writer and improviser. Having made his Edinburgh debut with 2013’s Truthmouth, he received rave reviews for his 2014 multimedia show, Odessa. In 2015, his critically acclaimed solo show Soothing Sounds for Baby was nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, went on to achieve two sell-out London runs, and was named the No. 1 comedy show of 2015 by Time Out. He is a three-time Chortle Award winner (Award For Innovation; Breakthrough Act; and Comedian’s Comedian)

Morpurgo is also co-creator and member of acclaimed improv comedy group Austentatious (***** - The Times). He has also guested with The Comedy Store Players and Improbable, and performs and teaches improv across the UK.

His broadcast credits include Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (BBC Two), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Murder in Successville (BBC Two) and The World of Simon Rich (Radio 4), and he has written and starred in shorts for BBC3 and Sky Arts. His Radio 4 series, Joseph Morpurgo’s Walking Tour, will air in 2017.

Credit Highlights (See Full Credits)

Inside the World of Simon Rich (Radio)



BBC Radio 4

Murder in Sucsessville, Series 2 (Television)

Shia Lebeouf



Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee (Awards)

'Soothing Sounds for Baby'


Drunk History (Television)

Francis Crick


Comedy Central

Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos (Television)






Chortle Awards 2016 - Nominations are in!

Friday, February 12, 2016

The ten best comedy shows of 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Austentatious Christmas Shows

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Desert island skits: how Kirsty Young inspired Joseph Morpurgo's surreal comedy

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

7 Comedians from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival You Need to Know About Now

Friday, September 4, 2015

Nominations are in for this year's Edinburgh Fringe Foster's Awards

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Joseph Morpurgo at Edinburgh festival review – one of the best comedy shows in town

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Comedy Review: Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for a Baby

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Austentatious upcoming dates

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


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