Geoff Norcott’s comedy career has been snowballing since his hugely successful debut Edinburgh appearance in 2016 with ‘Conswervative’. The show subsequently went on a national tour and was quickly followed with ‘Traditionalism’ in 2018.
Geoff has also made a flurry of TV appearances, including several outings on Question Time, Edinburgh Nights, Live at The Apollo, Comedy Bigmouths and a regular correspondent role on The Mash Report.
As a comedian who leans politically to the right, his 2016 Edinburgh show, Conswervative, focused on his rarity as a pro-Brexit Conservative voter on the British comedy circuit. Consequently, Geoff has also found himself in demand as a social commentator on shows like Daily Politics (BBC1), All Out Politics (Sky News) and Victoria Derbyshire (BBC2).
In this capacity he’s also been popping up on radio, discussing comedy and politics on Loose Ends (R4), Today (R4) and Good Week, Bad Week (5Live). His satirical comment has also found it’s way into national publications with articles appearing in The Sunday Telegraph, Independent and The New Statesman.
The son of an active trade unionist, Geoff Norcott was raised in South London and, following his parents divorce when he was nine, his mother moved him and his sister to a council estate in Wimbledon. He attended Rutlish School in Merton, the same school attended by Conservative Prime Minister John Major. Geoff earned an English degree from Goldsmiths, University of London, and prior to becoming a comedian worked as an English teacher.
Geoff remains in constant demand as a writer, with an impressive list of TV credits, including: Live at Apollo (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Channel 4’s Alternative Election (C4), 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), The Sarah Millican Television Programme (BBC2), A League of their Own (Sky1), Xmas Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Katherine Ryan in Ireland (Sky Arts), 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4).
Geoff has also been amongst the awards with a nomination for Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival and an Operational Services Medal for five frontline tours entertaining the troops in Afghanistan.