BIO

‘Pitcher sits firmly in the improvising, rambling, freewheeling comedy camp inhabited by the likes of Ross Noble and Eddie Izzard. However, unlike both of them, Pitcher is one of the best-kept secrets on the comedy scene. He is a diamond as yet not hewn from the circuit rock. But it's only a matter of time’ Time Out 2008

Awards & Nominations
2009 Time Out Sydney People’s Choice Sydney Comedy Festival 2009
2009 Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival Awards
2009 Festival Director’s Pick of the Fest Newcastle/Gateshead Comedy Festival
2006 Comedian of the Year Tron
2005 Comedian of the Year Tron
2001 Finalist BBC New Act Competition
2001 Finalist Daily Telegraph Open Mic Competition
1999 Finalist “So You Think You’re Funny”

Live Shows
2010 Sydney Comedy Festival 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010
2010 New Zealand Comedy Festival 2010
2009 Sydney Comedy Festival 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2009 European Tour “The Al Pitcher Picture Show”
2008 The Big Chill Festival
2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Sydney Comedy Festival
2008 New Zealand International Comedy Festival
2007 Montreal „Just for Laughs‟ International Comedy Festival
2007 New Zealand International Comedy Festival
2007 Glasgow Comedy Festival
2007 Edinburgh Fringe Solo Show
2007 Leicester Comedy Festival
2007 Glasgow Comedy Festival
2006 UK Tour – „Idiot Wind‟
2006 Leeds Festival
2006 Edinburgh Fringe Solo Show
2006 New Zealand Comedy Festival
2005 Edinburgh Fringe Solo Show
2005 Glasgow Comedy Festival
2005 Glastonbury Festival
2005 Leicester Comedy Festival
2004 Edinburgh Fringe Solo Show
2003 Edinburgh Fringe – The Comedy Zone
2003 Edinburgh Fringe – Big Value Late Show

TV and Radio
2009 Jon Richardson Show BBC 6 Music Regular contributor
2009 PMQ with Andy Parsons BBC Radio 5 Live Guest
2008 Argumental Tiger Aspect Warm-Up
2008 The Cube Objective Productions Warm-Up 2008 The Comedy Store Paramount
2008 Superstars Tiger Aspect Studio Warm-Up
2008 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC Studio Warm-Up
2008 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps LIVE! BBC Studio Warm-Up
2007 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC Studio Warm-Up
2006 Grown-Ups BBC Studio Warm-Up
2006 Nigella ITV Studio Warm-Up
2004 Fosters Commercial (TV) Multi-channel Voiceover
2003 The Milk Run BBC Radio 1 Writer and Performer

 

‘The Al Pitcher Picture Show’ 2009
"A truly unique and hilarious show – don’t miss your chance to catch one of the true gems of the comedy scene"Time Out

"A fine idea... Pitcher is amusing enough to provoke laughs from mere civic signage" The Scotsman

 "Hilarious... Al Pitcher is a passionate, intelligent performer with a sharp mind and a blunt manner. If you find yourself sitting before an empty stage waiting for his show, bear it in mind that no one knows what is about to happen. But you can expect an evening packed with laughs" ENO, Carlisle

 "If this clever, funny, intelligent man comes your way, then grab your ticket with both hands and don’t let it go. You would not want to miss out." One4Review

 

What the press have to say….
“The Kiwi motormouth’s crowd skills are second to none” The Stage
 

“6th Best Comedian in the UK” Zoo Magazine 

“He has the energy of a kid who’s drunk too much lemonade” Metro
 
“Catch him whilst he’s cheap!" Evening Standard

“He lives dangerously on stage, taking risks and setting up challenges many would fear to face. For that he deserves the applause he got.”Theatre Review (NZ)

 

“Hilarious…Al Pitcher is my new favourite comedian. He is a huge talent.” Edfringe.com

 

“I was laughing uncontrollably. This very funny man can take you on a journey into the realms of almost insanity without leaving your chair.” One4Review.com