Alfie¹s background is both interesting and unusual. Having trained to be a priest he gave up the religious life to become a toy demonstrator at Harrods but has now found his true calling. Since 1998 he¹s been a professional comic and is firmly established on the comedy circuit.
WRITER & PERFORMER
Alfie creates a rich tapestry with his cheerful blend of tall tales, keen observations, puns and quality impressions. His animated and energetic performance always entertains and charms.
Alfie devised the concept of, and writes sketches for The Unbroadcastable Radio Show¹, a live topical sketch show which is performed at the Manchester Comedy Store. He is a regular host and contributor to the cutting edge satire shows at the Comedy Stores in Leeds/ Manchester.
Alfie plays all the major comedy venues including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Up the Creek, Lee Hurst"s Backyard, Rawhide, Komedia etc.
Overseas gigs include Bahrain, Dubai and China. In October 2003 he became the first western comedian to perform stand-up in South Korea.
His 2003 sell-out solo show at the Edinburgh Festival, "Alfie Joey¹s Mini-Cabaret¹ garnered rave reviews and was featured on several television networks including BBC, SKY and the Australian Comedy Channel. It gained Alfie a Chortle Award Nomination in 2004.
TELEVISION & RADIO
Alfie plays ODerek¹ in the new Johnny Vegas sitcom OI Deal¹ (Baby Cow/BBC), He was also Joey Callahan in the comedy drama OMad Mack¹ (Channel 4). Alfie is regularly used as a studio warm-up, these include Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned (ITV), Time Gentlemen Please (Sky), Take the Mike (ITV) and Anne Robinson¹s Guess Who¹s Coming to Dinner (BBC).
Alfie writes for and guest presents the Sony nominated OToby Foster Show¹ on BBC Radio Sheffield. He regularly contributes to Fred McAuley¹s show (BBC Radio Scotland) writing his own monthly feature, OWhat¹s It All About, Alfie?¹ He lends his vocal dexterity to OMitch Benn¹s Crime¹s Against Music¹ (BBC Radio 4).
"Alfie is a star. He¹d be the funny neighbour in a sitcom, the one who everybody in the studio audience cheers for. Alfie spreads joy like a virus, he will make you glad to be alive." Time Out
³A cheerful and natural talent, Alfie has plenty in his comedic bag of tricks to spread good cheer through any audience. With his spot-on impersonations and enthusiastic banter, he"d be right at home at a Royal Variety Performance... his effusive bonhomie is genuine and his material original and funny.² Chortle.co.uk