Gordon Southern

With 16 years of comedy experience on his belt Gordon Southern is one of the most sought after headline acts on the UK and international circuit. Gordon regularly plays to sell out audiences at the most prestigious clubs in the country including Comedy Store and Jongleurs.  His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy and quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite.

An award winning writer with critical acclaim for numerous projects that he has worked on, Southern has written for some of the most memorable comedy shows of the last decade.

Not content with mastering stand-up and writing Gordon is also a brilliant actor with praise from The British Theatre Guide for his debut acting role in Moon The Loon.  His acting skills are not just confined to the stage however, he was the very memorable voice of the Admiral Insurance Parrot on their national TV and Radio ad campaigns.


Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit.  He spends at least 2 months every year performing in Australia.  A highly regarded international act, he’s worked in may exotic and challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Arabian Desert, Falkland Islands, Kosovo and Liverpool.

Forthcoming trips include solo theatre shows in India, South Africa and Australia.

Gordon made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone  in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows.


Stamp Stamp – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 2007

The Solutions – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006 & Manchester Comedy Festival 2006

My Drums Hell – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 2003

Gordon Southern – Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 2001


Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 2001-present

Adelaide Comedy Festival 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009

Sydney Comedy Festival - 2006

Melbourne Comedy Festival – 2006, 2009

Byron Bay Big Joke Festival - 2008

Cambridge Comedy Festival – 2008 (solo show)

Manchester Comedy Festival – 2006 (solo show)

Dubai Comedy Festival - 2005


The Cheese Shop Presents… - BBC Radio 4 – 97-99

Stand Up 2 – BBC Radio 2 – 1997

The Joy Of Sketch – BBC Radio 2 – 1998

Weekending – BBC Radio 4


Admiral insurance – voice of parrot – TV and Radio campaign

Carex Washer/Walker campaign



Tonight with Trevor McDonald – 2009

Stand Up Australia – Comedy Channel - 2008

Mischief  - BBC3 -2007

11 O’Clock Show – C4 - 2000

Edinburgh Comedy – BBC - 2001

Comedy Nation – BBC - 1998

Stand Up Show – BBC

Sunday Show – BBC

Paramount Presents…The Cheese Shop

Comikaze – Paramount


Have I Got News For You – BBC


Never Mind The Buzzcocks – BBC

11 O’Clock Show – C4

Armstrong & Miller – 1996

The Jack Docherty Show – 1997-98


Moon The Loon – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh - 2006


Mischief – BBC3

11 O’Clock Show – BBC3

Dead Ringers – BBC

Comedy Nation – BBC

Live Floor Show – BBC

Revolver – BBC

Jim Tavare – BBC

Sunday Show BBC

Good Stuff – ITV

Gas – C4

The Big Breakfast – C4

Cheese Shop – BBC Radio 4

Other writing credits include work for shows on BBC2, C5, Sky One, BBC Radio 1,2,4,5 and stand-up material for other live acts.



Press for Stamp Stamp

“A thoroughly enjoyable and easy going show”  4 stars Edfest Magazine

“A likeable act, good company and skilled at creating a cheery atmosphere, incorporating bizarre audience interjections without missing a beat.” Chortle

 “Really good and funny... His show is over far too soon for all.” 4 stars One4Review

“The unscripted bits were brilliant... You cannot help but like his enthusiastic approach to stand up” Three Weeks

 Press for The Solutions

“A hugely likeable performer… one of the funniest things I’ve seen so far this festival.” The Scotsman

“Simply a very strong stand-up set... His delivery is playful, upbeat and relentless. Southern might not be one of the bigger names at the festival, but he is one of the funniest.”  4 stars Chortle

“Infectious enthusiasm and energy.” 4 stars The List

“If you can make comedy from crosswords, then you’ve certainly got something. And whatever that thing may be, Gordon Southern has plenty of it.”  The Herald

 “Southern is an engaging comedian with a good line in material. His audience interaction is funny and non-threatening… an hour well spent.”  4 stars One 4 Review

“Magical imagination.”  Three Weeks Daily.

“Endearingly cheeky.”  Fest Buzz

“Hilarious.” Broadway Baby

Press for Moon The Loon

“A good piece of writing, well performed.” The British Theatre Guide

“Strong performances from all three of the actors” 4.5 stars UK Theatre Network

Other Press

“Top class all round” The Sunday Times

“Razor sharp wit and cavernous imagination” Evening Standard

“Hugely talented… Very funny” Time Out

“Worth the admission price alone” City Life

“An energetic mirth making talent that would shame many comics with years more experience… A cracking night” The Scotsman

“Had the audience in stitches. He told damn fine stories… Personal experiences abounded through his routine and they introduced us to his absurd and sharp witted world. He clearly won many fans” Adelaide Fringe Magazine

“Top notch material…All quality stuff, making Southern well worth going out of your way to catch” Chortle