Phill Jupitus – Comedian, Broadcaster and Awards Host.
Phill Jupitus is a renaissance man with a jester’s mind, a comic crusader with kryptonite wit, a naughty knave in a keyboard tie. He’s one part Jedi, one part Nick Hornby and one part merry prankster with a crackingly good sense of humour.
Phill Jupitus shot to fame in 1996, when he joined BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks as a regular team captain.
There is, however, much more to the ‘Jupe’ than Buzzcocks fame. As a stand up comedian, he brandished his rapier wit on both the national and London comedy circuits for over 10 years, as well as touring the UK twice.
It all started on a fateful day in 1984, when a disillusioned young Phill quit the Civil Service and started performing punk poetry, supporting bands including The Style Council, The Housemartins and Billy Bragg. Two years later, he began working for indie label Go! Discs – whose artists included Billy Bragg – where he eventually became press officer to The Housemartins.
Phill’s passion for music has been well employed on BBC GLR (Greater London Radio), where he presented his own show from 1995 to 2000, and on BBC 6 Music from 2002 – 2007.
In 1996, light sabre in hand, Jupitus performed his first tour of the UK with ‘Jedi, Steady, Go’ – a personal interpretation of the Star Wars story. In 1999, his second UK tour, ‘Quadrophobia’, was a huge success.
In January 2000, Phill Jupitus presented several editions of the popular Top Ten series for Channel 4. Later that year, he joined BBC1’s comedy panel game It’s Only TV But I Like It as a team captain, alongside Jonathan Ross and Julian Clary.
Phill has worked on Radio 4 as a regular contributor to Loose Ends, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, and has presented Best Sellers a series of the life and work of Peter Sellers and wrote and presented Disneyfied, a documentary on the work of Walt Disney.
Phill Jupitus is available for Awards Hosting.