"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 Cambridge Footlights.
With Mike Myers
he founded Britainšs top improv troupe, The Comedy Store Players, in 1985,
and continues to improvise with them twice a week to sell-out houses.
"Vastly talented" - The Guardian
Neil's award-winning character, L. Vaughan Spencer, stars in "DON'T BE NEEDY,
BE SUCCEEDY" which has toured to theatres and corporate conferences across
"Engaging and quick-witted" - The Daily Telegraph
Neil (as himself!) also runs interactive workshops using the techniques of theatre
improvisation to enhance creative, leadership and communications skills - more information at www.ImprovYourBiz.com.
Recent clients include BP, Vodafone, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, KPMG,
Unilever, Ashridge Management College, the BBC and the National Health
'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'
'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.
'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'
'Just a Minute'
'The News Quiz'
'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue'
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
Much more about Neil Mullarkey at his own personal website www.Neil Mullarkey.com