Former Skegness copper Alfie talks to Lincolnshire in Focus about his life before becoming a comedian and what made him decide to take up comedy.
” In the recession I got made redundant from the Sheffield steelworks …. I applied to join the police”
“I think I’m a barrel of laughs but I’m not sure that my wife would agree!”
CLICK link to read Alfie’s feature in Lincolnshire People
Two of Alfie’s jokes have been included today in The Independent’s favourite jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. The first – top of the list – is: “I used to live next to a farm and every time I passed the cows in the field I used to inexplicably shout abuse at them. Turns out I’m dairy intolerant.”
The second one quoted is: “Colin had his neck brace fitted years ago and since then he’s never looked back.”
Don’t worry – they’re not in the show!
P.S. These two jokes also made it into the Mirror’s Top 100 jokes from the Edinburgh Festival – 19th August 2014. This time Colin and his neck brace made it to number two…..
The sell out run continues and Assembly George Square have now added a further extra show to the run on Sunday 24th August. The extra performance will be at 1.20pm in George Square Studio 5.
Alfie said “I’m having a fabulous time here in Edinburgh and I’m really pleased that so many people are enjoying ‘The Naked Stun’ that we’ve added our third extra show”. He added “Everyone is working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen and I’m very grateful to the Assembly George Square management and of course the lovely team from Mick Perrin Worldwide. Everything about the Assembly venue and staff is just perfect in terms of organisation, accessibility, comfort and ambience – both for performers and audiences alike”.
Proceed as quickly as possible to the Box Office and BOOK TICKETS before they are all sold out.
Six new episodes of ‘It’s a Fair Cop’ have been ordered – to air in the summer of next year – following the success of the three-part comedy series last month.
Each episode uses a scenario based on a real-life police case, with the studio audience asked to decide how they would have acted if they were a police officer in the circumstances.
Radio 4 commissioning editor Caroline Raphael said: ‘Alfie Moore’s It’s A Fair Cop has been much appreciated by the Radio 4 audience and provided a very different insight into the world of law enforcement. I am delighted he is going to return with further case studies for us to enjoy.’
Moore – who is currently performing his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show ‘The Naked Stun’ at Assembly George Square – added: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to work again with BBC Radio 4 and the talented producer Alison Vernon-Smith.’
Alfie says he’s “absolutely delighted” on hearing the news that ‘The Naked Stun’ tickets continue to sell well, with 5 shows sold out so far – and extra shows have now been added. A stunning start to the run! The extra shows so far: TUESDAY 12th AUGUST at 5.20 pm & MONDAY 18th AUGUST at 1.25pm. Visit the TICKETS area for more information about the show and to BOOK TICKETS
The Festival officially opens tomorrow but the Naked Stun has already had it’s first sell-out on a preview day. When the sell-out was confirmed Alfie said “I’m absolutely chuffed, and I really appreciate the support from everyone who’s bought tickets. It’s a fabulous performance space (even air-conditioned – a rare and very welcome thing in Edinburgh). Alfie is playing at the Assembly George Square (studio 4) at 4pm every afternoon until 25th August. BOOK YOUR TICKETS before the shows all sell out………….
Alfie was delighted when, following some lovely feedback from listeners about the series, the 3rd episode of his BBC Radio 4 comedy show was chosen to be comedy podcast of the week.
Read Alfie’s exclusive article in The Independent about his views on the crime of indecent exposure – the subject of his sell-out show ‘The Naked Stun’ at this years’ Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 swings into action Alfie is included in the Daily Mail’s pick of the best jokes with his thought-provoking offering: “Violence is never the answer…………. but what if the clue is an eight-letter word meaning to cause intentional physical harm?”
The first show of Alfie’s first BBC Radio 4 Comedy series It’s a Fair Cop airs in July in the coveted 6.30pm ‘drive time’ slot. Whilst the tone is humorous, the subjects tackled – including how to deal with a suspected drink-driver – represent the real dilemmas faced by police officers. What would you do if faced with a tricky policing decision? Find out what the studio audience would do and also the full tricky, and often hilarious, story from Alfie. Be sure to tune in on 9th, 16th and 23rd July and play along in your own car or kitchen!