Miles Jupp started performing stand-up on the Scottish circuit in 2000, and the following year won both So You Think You're Funny and The Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year. He soon became a regular performer on both series of BBC Scotland's Live Floor Show, and he was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award for his debut Edinburgh solo show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues. This was followed by his 2005 show, Young Man In A Huff.
He has contributed to a number of Radio 4 shows such as The News Quiz, Arthur Smith's Balham Bash, The Vote Now Show & Loose Ends, as well as his own series for the station Miles Jupp's Real World (co-performed with Frankie Boyle), which was broadcast in 2005. He continues to write material for a number of TV and radio shows and various performers.
He recently played John Duggan in Armando Iannucci's political comedy The Thick Of It and Capt. Sebastien Fanshawe in Tank Commander and appeared on an episode of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. He also appeared in the TV series Lip Service and Made In Dagenham, a film about the Ford machinists' strikes of the 1960s which led to the equal pay act.
Miles has also featured in the blockbuster films Harry Potter And The Order Of The Pheonix, Death Defying Acts, Sherlock Holmes and Is Anybody There? He was in all four series of the children's series Balamory and also featured in the television films of She Stoops To Conquer and Irvine Welsh and Dean Kavanagh's Wedding Belles.
Miles Jupp returned to stand-up in 2007 with a new show Every Day Rage And Dinner Party Chit Chat. In 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival he hosted a daily podcast for the Guardian newspaper and performed another solo show Drifting which toured early in 2009. At that year's Edinburgh Festival he recorded a second series of The Guardian Podcast, hosted An Audience With Clarke Peters and performed a full run of his solo show Telling It Like It Might Be which then ran at The Soho Theatre in London that winter. In May 2010 he appeared at the New Zealand Comedy Festival in both Auckland and Wellington before touring Australia for two weeks.
In 2010 he appeared in Rev, a new sitcom for BBC2 in which he stars alongside Tom Hollander, Olivia Coleman, Simon McBurney, Steve Evets, Ellen Thomas and Lucy Lieman. Then in August 2010 his show Fibber In The Heat opened at the Edinburgh Festival.
Miles Jupp is hugely popular on the corporate circuit, presenting his after-dinner stand-up act and also for awards hosting.