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Miles Jupp, (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of The News Quiz) hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of it all.

“A very British tour-de-force of comedy” Daily Telegraph

Miles Jupp has appeared in many of the genre-defining British TV comedy shows of the past decade such as the cliché smashing BAFTA Award-winning Rev. and Armando Iannucci’s artful skewering of Westminster The Thick of It.  He has also made numerous appearances on Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week, as well as Eight Out Of Ten Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He has performed stand-up on both Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo.

Last year he became the host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, and he also contributed to a huge number of other shows on the station including Just A Minute, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and The Unbelievable Truth. He also hosted three series of the panel show It’s Not What You Know. He also wrote and starred as Damien Trench in four series of In And out Of The Kitchen for the station, as well as a TV version on BBC4. He is currently writing a Damien Trench book.  He has also starred in two series of Boswell’s Lives, written by Jon Canter. The first series won The Prix Europa 2015 for Best Radio Fiction Series.

Miles started performing stand-up comedy in 2000 and quickly gained recognition, winning both the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and ‘Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year’ awards in 2001. He went on to become a regular performer on BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show. His first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, Gentlemen Prefer Brogues, earned him a nomination for the Perrier Best Newcomer award in 2003. In 2010 he performed his sixth solo show, the critically acclaimed Fibber In The Heat. The show toured the UK in 2011 and 2012 culminating in a sell out performance in London’s West End. The book was published by Ebury Press in May 2012 and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year.

Miles has acted in two plays at the National Theatre; People by Alan Bennett in 2012 and Sam Holcroft’s Rules For Living in 2015. He has also appeared in Neville’s Island  in the West End and A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg at the Glasgow Citizens. He has been seen in a number of fims too including George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, Jon Stewart’s Rosewater and Michael Winterbottom’s The Look Of Love. He is also in this summer’s The Legend of Tarzan, directed by David Yates.

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