Boothby Graffoe

Boothby Graffoe is a comedian, singer/songwriter and playwright. He has won numerous awards, including the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Award for Excellence, the Time Out Comedy Award and has been nominated for the Perrier.

Graffoe's surreal, sharp, often improvised humour, combined with his unique line in original comic songs such as Umbrella Head Boy and Planet Dog, is winning him a legion of fans around the world. His first CD of songs Wot Italian?, with Antonio Forcione, has just gone on general release in the UK to great acclaim.

In 2002 his live shows in Adelaide, Edinburgh and London played to sell-out houses and received a clutch of five-star reviews.

In 2001 Graffoe's first play Condition of the Virgin premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe to wide acclaim and was nominated for a Fringe First award. It was later broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2002 his second play God and Adam played a sell-out season at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, starring Steve Frost and Mark Arden. His new play Hitler Sells Tickets premiered to acclaim at the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Fringe 2004 and will play the London Fringe later in the year.

Television appearances include BBC1's Stand-Up Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He has written and hosted two series of The Big Booth for BBC Radio 4, which has commissioned a third series of the popular Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order, for broadcast in spring 2005.