Milton Jones

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Milton Jones
Lion Whisperer.jpg
Promotional photo for the Lion Whisperer tour
Born (1964-05-16) 16 May 1964 (age 54)
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality British
Years active 1996–present
Genres One-liner, Deadpan, surreal humour
Subject(s) Everyday life, celebrities, pop culture, human interaction, current events
Notable works and roles Mock The Week
Live at the Apollo

Milton Hywel Jones (born 16 May 1964) is an English comedian. His style of humour is based on one-liners involving puns delivered in a deadpan and slightly neurotic style. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4[1][2] and is a recurring guest panellist on Mock the Week.[3] He won the Perrier comedy award for best newcomer in 1996.[4] and in 2012, Another Case of Milton Jones was awarded silver in the 'Best Comedy' category at the 30th Sony Radio Academy awards.[5] Jones tours the UK periodically and is a regular performer at The Comedy Store in London and Manchester.

Jones wrote the surrealist, partially biographical novel Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?: Journeys of a Stand-Up (2009).[6]

Personal life

Jones grew up in Kew, Surrey.[7][8] His father is from South Wales.[9] He attended Middlesex Polytechnic, gaining a diploma in dramatic art in 1985.[10] He is married with three children and lives in St Margarets, London, in Richmond upon Thames. He supports Arsenal FC.[11]

Jones is a Christian and often performs in churches and at Christian festivals.[12][13][14]

He is a patron of the charity Chance for Childhood.[15]

Radio programmes

Books

TV work

Jones was also a writer for TV shows:[16] he worked on The One Ronnie, Not Going Out and Laughing Cow.

Stand-up DVDs

  • Live Universe Tour – Part 1 – Earth (2009)
  • Lion Whisperer – (21 November 2011)
  • On The Road – (25 November 2013)

References

  1. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes – Another Case of Milton Jones". BBC. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Radio 4 Extra Programmes – The Very World of Milton Jones". BBC. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Millar, Paul (14 June 2010). "Jones: 'It's pressured on Mock The Week' – TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gagging for it". The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sony Radio Academy awards winners: The full list of winners from the 30th Sony Radio Academy awards". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? : News 2009 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Johns, Lawrence (10 February 2011). "There's more to Milton than just the 'surreal one-liners'". Herald & Post. Northampton: LSN Media Ltd. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Moore, Cliff (3 October 2011). "Milton Jones, Bournemouth Pavilion". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Rowden, Nathan (3 March 2011). "King of the one-liners in town for Aberystwyth gig". County Times. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Katbamna, Mira (17 August 2011). "My first year at university". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Milton Jones: I'm an Arsenal fan, but I loved Being Liverpool". Metro. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Milton Jones: Born again Christian & Frustration with Atheist Comedians", YouTube, 13 June 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  13. ^ McAlpine, Emma (3 November 2009). "Milton Jones: Interview". Spoonfed. Archived from the original on 9 November 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Evangelical Alliance (23 November 2010). "Culture Footprint:Milton Jones". Culture Footprint. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Chance for Childhood, Our patrons". Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Milton Jones". noelgay.com. 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website of Milton Jones' agent
  • Chortle profile
  • Milton Jones interview at The Beaver, 9 January 2007
  • Milton Jones at the British Film Institute
  • Milton Jones on IMDb
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