Gavin Webster is an award winning act and legendary, long standing, influential yet unpredictable comedian from the North East of England. He’s been going for almost 25 years now! After making his modest debut in a pub in Gateshead in February 1993 (on the same bill as Ross Noble!) he’s done about seven thousand gigs performing all over the world including Abu Dhabi, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore & Malaysia.
Famed and respected by his peers for his uncompromising and unusual approach and distinctly original routines, he now boasts a large cult following round the country. Gavin has also supported some of the biggest household names on tour including Kevin Bridges & Alexi Sayle. He has also become a cult hero at the Edinburgh Fringe having performed an amazing ten solos shows over his career (see below). Not content with that Gavin has other talents including a skill for voiceover as he was once the voice of the DFDS Ferries advert campaign.
His television work includes Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Stand-up Show, Does Doug Know, Take The Mike, The Regionnaires, The Eleven O Clock show, The Comedy Store, Comedy Blue and The World Stand Up Tour (Channel 9 Australia, Comedy Central USA). He wrote and played in Walk on the Wild Side in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he voiced Sid the Sexist for Channel 4’s series Blaps adapting Viz. His 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show, All Young People are Cunts was positively reviewed by the British Comedy Guide. He previously played Edinburgh in 2003, 2008 and 2009. He had a residency at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle every Sunday called ‘Gavin Webster’s Northumbrian Assembly’. In January 2014, this was relaunched as the monthly “Gavin Webster Comedy Show”, which came to an end in June 2014.
In 2012 he returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with a new stand-up show, Bill Hicks Wasn’t Very Good. His 2014 Edinburgh show was called “Controversial Title in Order to Sell Tickets” whilst his 2016 show was entitled “Jesus Christ Is A Window Cleaner Now”.
I Daniel Blake (Multi Award Winning Feature by Ken Loach)
MaCaulay & Co – BBC Radio Scotland
Who’s Ready For Ice Cream (Film)
The Show What You Wrote – BBC Radio 4
Never Mind The Buzzcocks – BBC2
Life: An Idiots Guide – BBC Radio 4
The Stand Up Show – BBC1
Does Doug Know – C4
Take The Mike – ITV1
The Regionnaires – Tyne Tees
The Eleven O’Clock Show – C4
The Comedy Store -Comedy Central UK
The World Stand Up Show – CH9 (Australia), Comedy Central (USA)
A Walk On The Wild Side – BBC1 & BBC2
Edinburgh Nights With Sue Perkins – BBC2
Starlings – Sky Atlantic
No Signal – FX
Blaps (voiced Sid The Sexist)
Hal – BBC Radio 4
4 Stands Up – BBC Radio 4 Extra
Jesting About – BBC Radio Newcastle
Comedians Comedian Of The Year 2014
“Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find” The Scotsman
“Virtuoso and close to the bone stuff” Sunday Sun
“His daftness is little short of surreal genius” The Stage
“ Like a cross between Bill Hicks and Geoff off Byker Grove” Ross Noble
“Few comedians will ever be as palpably funny as this” The Herald
“Tough talking, no nonsense Geordie wit”The Scotsman