Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith is a comedian and compere beyond compare, playwright, panelist and performer of international stature. Arthur was an instant hit in Grumpy Old men of which he did three series. He is also an accomplished playwright, his plays include An Evening With Gary Linaker which was nominated for an Olivier Award and made into a TV film, My Summer With Les and the Live bed Show which had a run in the West End, starring Caroline Quentin and Paul Merton. He is a stalwart of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with many of his productions transferring to London’s West End. In 2005 Arthur turned down a Perrier Award for Lifetime Achievement stating ‘They wanted to tell me I was old and cool; well, I know that already and anyway, my ego is bloated enough’. He remains a regular guest on Loose Ends and Pick of the Week and did 3 series of Arthur’s Balham Bash for Radio 4. As a comedian he has played all over the country, including the Comedy Store, Jongleurs, and assorted West End theatres. More recently he can be found appearing on BBC1’s the One Show, reporting on a huge range of subjects, from Darts to Flotsam and Jetsom in Holland and he can be heard nightly on Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club. In 2014, he dusted down his vocal chords and revisited his old friend Leonard Cohen with a huge sell out show Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (Vol 2)at the Soho Theatre.