"One of the unsung heroes of modern comedy, not many can match his ability. As a founder-member of the Comedy Store Players, he helped create the template for improvised comedy." - The Guardian

Neil Mullarkey studied Economics, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University. He was President of the comedy troupe the Cambridge Footlights (whose alumni include John Cleese, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson) and toured the UK and Australia.

He's performed in two double-acts, with Mike Myers and with Nick Hancock. In 1985 he co-founded the world-famous improvisers The Comedy Store Players with Mike Myers. He still improvises with the Players most Wednesdays and Sundays at the Comedy Store in London.

Television includes:

'Whose Line Is It Anyway' (British Academy Award winner)

'Curriculum Bytes' (nominated for a British Academy Award)

'Paul Merton - The Series'

'The Amazing Colossal Show' (with Greg Proops)


'Have I Got News For You'

'Saturday Live'

Theatre includes:

'One Word Improv' with Eddie Izzard

'Then Again' with Dawn French

Scissor Happy (as director)

'Charley's Aunt' with Eric Sykes

Neil has written and performed four one-man shows including the award-winning 'Don't Be Needy Be Succeedy'. As a guest he has improvised with The Groundlings in Los Angeles and Second City in Toronto.

Movies include:

'Austin Powers' (International Man of Mystery & Goldmember)

'Solitaire for 2' (of which he wrote the novelisation)

'Leon the Pig Farmer'

and Neil helped Mike Myers with (uncredited) re-writes on 'So I Married An Axe Murderer'

Radio includes:

'Just a Minute'

'The News Quiz'


'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue'

'Loose Ends'

Neil wrote and presented the documentary 'Ten Years of the Comedy Store Players'.


Neil is married and lives in London. He is trustee of the Comedy School Charitable Trust and is a patron of One World Action ©2006-17 Neil Mullarkey All Rights Reserved

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