Until now, ex-Southend goalkeeper and former holiday camp entertainer was comedy?s best-kept secret. This astounding act is a riot of exuberant, loose-limbed physical comedy, extraordinary caricatures and stunningly acute impressions. Combining a fearless onstage presence, unshakeable confidence and streetwise hyperactive delivery, Terry leaves his audience exhilarated and exhausted with laughter.
2000 was a great year for Terry after a highly successful sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe where he was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award. This lead to Terry hosting the National Lottery programme, Red Alert, with Lulu for the BBC. Terry also appeared on The Royal Variety Show (ITV) and last year hosted theme nights for Channel 4.
Other television appearances have included playing a yardie gangster in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Channel 4), Jeff Wade, a Huntington disease sufferer in Holby City (BBC), Ian Wright"s Friday Night"s All Wright (ITV), Stupid Punts (BBC2), The Stand Up Show (BBC1), Saturday Live (ITV), Night Fever (Channel 5), two series of The Comedy Store (Channel 5) and It Shouldn"t Be On TV (Sky). Terry recently filmed a documentary called MYFC (Channel 5) about Southend United Football Club.
Terry currently hosts his own football and music-based radio show, Terry?s Turnstiles for Capital Radio which is broadcast nationally on Saturday afternoons.
Catch him on the small screen playing Charlie Mead in ITV"s London"s Burning.
London"s Burning (ITV)
Red Alert (BBC1) presenter
The Joy of Text (BBC1) co-host
Holby City (BBC1)
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Superfan (ITV) presenter
It Shouldn"t Be On TV (Sky One) Presenter
Ralph Little Chat Show (BBC Choice)
Question of TV (BBC1)
MYFC (Channel 5) Presenter
The Comedy Store (Channel 5)
Friday Night"s All Wright (LWT)
Edinburgh or Bust (Channel 4)
Terry"s Turnstiles (Capital Radio)
Jonathan Ross Show (BBC Radio 2)
“You can’t carry on storming gigs like this. I can’t do what you can; you need to be out there and on tour.” Eddie Izzard
Terry Alderton is an outstanding comic (and ex-Southend goalkeeper) who holds the record for the most encores at the Comedy Store. He has appeared at The Royal Variety Performance and has been nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award. He’s the first call for all the comedy club bookers in the country, but following a little chat with a certain Eddie Izzard he’s been persuaded to take to the road...
“Brilliant, always funny” The List
“Hilarious” The Herald
“Electrifying stage presence and hilarious, first rate impressions.” THE INDEPENDENT
“Terry Alderton was sensational and hilarious.” THE SUN
“The funniest export Southend has ever produced” THE MIRROR