THE ORGANISERS of the Lux Awards have named the host for the 2018 event as award-winning stand up comedian Alun Cochrane.
Cochrane – who is familiar to TV viewers from Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats – will perform his new routine for the lighting industry at its biggest night on the calendar on the evening of Thursday 15 November at the InterContintental at London’s O2.
The Guardian newspaper said his on-stage persona is ‘allied to a real craft and creativity in his writing, yielding results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big belly laughs on a night out’.
The appointment follows the tradition of the Lux Awards being hosted by big-name comedians.
Cochrane was featured as series regular ‘Sam’ in the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again, alongside Chris Addison and has appeared in Coronation Street, Boomers and Russell Howard’s Christmas film A Gert Lush Christmas.
He is the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute, for which he received a 2012 Arqiva Award nomination for Best Newcomer.
The show also won a Sony Award in 2011 for Best Entertainment Programme and was nominated again in 2012. He regularly features on BBC Radio 4’s The Comedy Club. Other radio credits include The Now Show, Just A Minute, Dilemma, Loose Ends, Lee Mack And Friends and Listomania. Alun wrote and starred in the Radio 4 series Alun Cochrane’s Fun House, offering listeners a room-by-room stand up tour of his home.
In 2014 Cochrane returned to Edinburgh with Alun Cochrane: Me Neither. Previously he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Perrier Awards and has won Chortle Awards for Best Breakthrough Act and Best Compere as well as additional accolades with the Writer’s Guild Award For Comedy.
In 2012 he toured his show Alun Cochrane: Moments Of Alun across the UK following its success at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. He toured the UK again in 2016 with his show Alun Cochrane: A Show With A Man In It.
The Lux Awards is sponsored by big brand names in lighting including Zumtobel, Tamlite, Aurora powered by Gooee, P4 Fastel, Waldmann, Pharos, Lumincom, Recolight and Hytronik.
- A table at the 2018 Lux Awards rewards clients, potential customers, employees and suppliers with an unforgettable evening and creates that all-important emotional connection to your brand. The glamorous evening includes a glittering drinks reception in the dramatic River Suite at the InterContinental O2, the presentation ceremony, gala dinner and finally the rocking after-party. See more information HERE.