Spencer Jones

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Spencer is a comedian, actor, and writer, who has been nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and for multiple BAFTAs.

He will soon be seen in the title role of Leslie Winner in the much anticipated six part BBC Two / BBC Studios comedy series, MISTER WINNER, starring alongside Lucy Pearman and Shaun Williamson.

Spencer’s latest live show THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND was nominated for 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award and has since had a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre. See below for reviews.

Spencer’s BBC Comedy Short, THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNKERDUNK - which he wrote the music for, starred in and wrote - received rave reviews and a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Form Programme. Watch it here. Following the success of the short, the BBC commissioned a four part series of THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNKERDUNK. The series aired on BBC Two in August 2019, where it received equally golden reviews, and is available now to view on BBC iPlayer. 

'It’s an insanely funny piece of work.' ★★★★★ Chortle

'Who would have thought struggling to invent a jingle for a cab company or recording an audition tape for a role in a musical could be so funny?' The Guardian

He played the regular role of William Kempe in Ben Elton's hit show, UPSTART CROW, for three series. He also wrote and starred in a pilot, THE JONAH MAN, for Cave Bear and Sky One. 

Spencer was a writer and star of BBC's show BIG BABIES, which won him his first BAFTA nomination.

His 2016 short film, SPENCER JONES'S CHRISTMAS, was produced by Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect for Sky Comedy's Christmas Shorts. It won Best Scripted Online Short at that year’s Broadcast Digital Awards.

Spencer has made various comedy appearances on shows such as Channel Four’s CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, HARRY HILL’S CLUB NITE and BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO. Watch Spencer’s 2019 performance on HARRY HILL’S CLUB NITE here.
 

Reviews’ for Spencer’s 2019 live show, THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND:

'There's a depth and intelligence to this silly nonsense that makes it gold' Evening Standard ★★★★

'Spencer Jones’ mix of prop comedy, songs, stand-up and clowning combine to make a very special hour of non-stop laughs.'' The Skinny ★★★★

'This show is a work of art that rejoices in pointlessness, and I cared about it very much.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Jones creates a world of artfully anchored absurdity unlike any other you might know.' ★★★★ The Times

'A rambling, silly, and very funny show packed with laughs and unexpected left turns.' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

Reviews for Spencer's 2017 live show, THE AUDITION, which was Spencer’s first show to be nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

" With his adorable character and surprises from beginning to end, Jones is, without a doubt, a "must-see". ★★★★★ Comedy Reviewer 

"An excellent performer, a professional clown. A real master of physical comedy and clowning." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

"We know Spencer Jones is a master of clowning around with props, but he’s fast evolving into a triple/quadruple/quintuple threat comedian, a man who can extract laughs in many different ways – songs, sketches, anecdotes, crowdwork – all wrapped up with a pathos-flecked childish daftness. He’s one of the Fringe’s purest comic talents." ★★★★★ The Wee Review

 

Spencer's 2016 live comedy show, THE HERBERT IN EGGY BAGEL, received amazing reviews:

"There are officially 1,170 comedy shows in this year’s Fringe, and countless more not in the programme. But there is only one like Spencer Jones’s." ✭✭✭✭1/2 (4.5 stars) Chortle

"No other Fringe show will put a bigger smile on your face​" ✭✭✭✭ Evening Standard 

"Eggy Bagel is an hour of joyful, inoffensive silliness which could tickle the coldest of hearts." ✭✭✭✭ The Skinny

"Only those with the stoniest of hearts could fail to fall for The Herbert.✭✭✭✭ The List

 

Spencer’s amazing 2015 show, SPENCER JONES IS THE HERBERT IN PROPER JOB had fantastic reviews and won Best Fringe Show and Best Performer at The Comedians’ Choice Award as well as having a week's sell out run at the Soho Theatre with this "joyful hour of goofery". ‘Gloriously hilarious’ (Chortle.co.uk)

 

Film

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SPENCER JONES'S CHRISTMAS

Dad

Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect

SHOWTIME

Jimmy Horton

Mark Harbour

Harbourmaster Productions

SCHIZOFREDERIC

FREDERIC

Andrew Poyiadgi

Thomas Thomas

ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK

Jon Riche

Therapy Films

HE WAS A QUIET MAN AND A GOOD NEIGHBOUR

Jon Riche

Therapy Films

WHAT THE F*** IS PARKOUR

Jon Riche

Therapy Films

Television

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HARRY HILL'S CLUB NITE

Self

Channel 4

LIVE AT THE APOLLO

Self

BBC

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN

Self

Zeppotron

THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNDERDUNK

Herbert Clunkerdunk

Jon Riche

Tiger Aspect Productions

MR WINNER

Leslie Winner

Ben Palmer

BBC

UPSTART CROW S3

William Kempe

Ben Elton

BBC

THE JONAH MAN

Jonah

Cave Bear/Sky

DRUNK HISTORY (Series 3)

Tiger Aspect

BLOODY TRACY

Royston

Al Campbell

Guilty Party/Sky

COMEDY PLAYHOUSE

Leslie Winner/Friar Tuck

BBC

THE AGENCY

Stuart

Tom McKay

BBC

UPSTART CROW (Series 2)

William Kempe

BBC

STILL OPEN ALL HOURS

Kevin

Dewi Humphreys

BBC

UNCLE

Pete

Oliver Refson

Baby Cow/BBC

UPSTART CROW

William Kempe

Ben Elton

BBC

FUNNY VALENTINE

Spencer

Sara Pascoe

Merman Films/BBC

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

Young Man

Graham Linehan

BBC

FAMILY TREE

Personnel Officer

Christopher Guest

Universal Media Studios

HOLLYOAKS LATER

Nice Guy Dave

Alex Kalymnios

Lime Pictures

SKINS

Doctor Proctor

Ben Caron

Company Pictures

BIG BABIES

Brooks – Series Lead

Jon Riche

CBBC

Olivia Lee’s Naughty Bit

Various – Series Regular

Chris Faith

Tiger Aspect

PULLING

Dolphin Guy

Tristram Shapeero

SIL

THE RING

Genire

Rob MacGillivray

Nickleodeon

Stage

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SPENCER JONES IS THE HERBERT

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HERBERT IN EGGY BAGEL

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Radio

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

BBC

SUNDAY BREAKFAST

Liberty

THE LATE SHOW

BBC London

THE BREAKFAST SHOW

Break FM

Comedy

Spencer is a comedian, actor, and writer, who has been nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and for multiple BAFTAs.

He will soon be seen in the title role of Leslie Winner in the much anticipated six part BBC Two / BBC Studios comedy series, MISTER WINNER, starring alongside Lucy Pearman and Shaun Williamson.

Spencer’s latest live show THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND was nominated for 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award and has since had a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre. See below for reviews.

Spencer’s BBC Comedy Short, THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNKERDUNK - which he wrote the music for, starred in and wrote - received rave reviews and a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Form Programme. Watch it here. Following the success of the short, the BBC commissioned a four part series of THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNKERDUNK. The series aired on BBC Two in August 2019, where it received equally golden reviews, and is available now to view on BBC iPlayer. 

'It’s an insanely funny piece of work.' ★★★★★ Chortle

'Who would have thought struggling to invent a jingle for a cab company or recording an audition tape for a role in a musical could be so funny?' The Guardian

He played the regular role of William Kempe in Ben Elton's hit show, UPSTART CROW, for three series. He also wrote and starred in a pilot, THE JONAH MAN, for Cave Bear and Sky One. 

Spencer was a writer and star of BBC's show BIG BABIES, which won him his first BAFTA nomination.

His 2016 short film, SPENCER JONES'S CHRISTMAS, was produced by Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect for Sky Comedy's Christmas Shorts. It won Best Scripted Online Short at that year’s Broadcast Digital Awards.

Spencer has made various comedy appearances on shows such as Channel Four’s CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, HARRY HILL’S CLUB NITE and BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO. Watch Spencer’s 2019 performance on HARRY HILL’S CLUB NITE here.
 

Reviews’ for Spencer’s 2019 live show, THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND:

'There's a depth and intelligence to this silly nonsense that makes it gold' Evening Standard ★★★★

'Spencer Jones’ mix of prop comedy, songs, stand-up and clowning combine to make a very special hour of non-stop laughs.'' The Skinny ★★★★

'This show is a work of art that rejoices in pointlessness, and I cared about it very much.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Jones creates a world of artfully anchored absurdity unlike any other you might know.' ★★★★ The Times

'A rambling, silly, and very funny show packed with laughs and unexpected left turns.' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

Reviews for Spencer's 2017 live show, THE AUDITION, which was Spencer’s first show to be nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

" With his adorable character and surprises from beginning to end, Jones is, without a doubt, a "must-see". ★★★★★ Comedy Reviewer 

"An excellent performer, a professional clown. A real master of physical comedy and clowning." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

"We know Spencer Jones is a master of clowning around with props, but he’s fast evolving into a triple/quadruple/quintuple threat comedian, a man who can extract laughs in many different ways – songs, sketches, anecdotes, crowdwork – all wrapped up with a pathos-flecked childish daftness. He’s one of the Fringe’s purest comic talents." ★★★★★ The Wee Review

 

Spencer's 2016 live comedy show, THE HERBERT IN EGGY BAGEL, received amazing reviews:

"There are officially 1,170 comedy shows in this year’s Fringe, and countless more not in the programme. But there is only one like Spencer Jones’s." ✭✭✭✭1/2 (4.5 stars) Chortle

"No other Fringe show will put a bigger smile on your face​" ✭✭✭✭ Evening Standard 

"Eggy Bagel is an hour of joyful, inoffensive silliness which could tickle the coldest of hearts." ✭✭✭✭ The Skinny

"Only those with the stoniest of hearts could fail to fall for The Herbert.✭✭✭✭ The List

 

Spencer’s amazing 2015 show, SPENCER JONES IS THE HERBERT IN PROPER JOB had fantastic reviews and won Best Fringe Show and Best Performer at The Comedians’ Choice Award as well as having a week's sell out run at the Soho Theatre with this "joyful hour of goofery". ‘Gloriously hilarious’ (Chortle.co.uk)

 

Stage

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HERBERT IN PROPER JOB

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

HERBERT IN EGGY BAGEL

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN SERIES 11

Himself

Richard Valentine

Channel 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Spencer is a comedian, actor, and writer, who has been nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and for multiple BAFTAs.

He will soon be seen in the title role of Leslie Winner in the much anticipated six part BBC Two / BBC Studios comedy series, MISTER WINNER, starring alongside Lucy Pearman and Shaun Williamson.

Spencer’s latest live show THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND was nominated for 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award and has since had a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre. See below for reviews.

Spencer’s BBC Comedy Short, THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNKERDUNK - which he wrote the music for, starred in and wrote - received rave reviews and a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Form Programme. Watch it here. Following the success of the short, the BBC commissioned a four part series of THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNKERDUNK. The series aired on BBC Two in August 2019, where it received equally golden reviews, and is available now to view on BBC iPlayer. 

'It’s an insanely funny piece of work.' ★★★★★ Chortle

'Who would have thought struggling to invent a jingle for a cab company or recording an audition tape for a role in a musical could be so funny?' The Guardian

He played the regular role of William Kempe in Ben Elton's hit show, UPSTART CROW, for three series. He also wrote and starred in a pilot, THE JONAH MAN, for Cave Bear and Sky One. 

Spencer was a writer and star of BBC's show BIG BABIES, which won him his first BAFTA nomination.

His 2016 short film, SPENCER JONES'S CHRISTMAS, was produced by Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect for Sky Comedy's Christmas Shorts. It won Best Scripted Online Short at that year’s Broadcast Digital Awards.

Spencer has made various comedy appearances on shows such as Channel Four’s CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, HARRY HILL’S CLUB NITE and BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO. Watch Spencer’s 2019 performance on HARRY HILL’S CLUB NITE here.
 

Reviews’ for Spencer’s 2019 live show, THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND:

'There's a depth and intelligence to this silly nonsense that makes it gold' Evening Standard ★★★★

'Spencer Jones’ mix of prop comedy, songs, stand-up and clowning combine to make a very special hour of non-stop laughs.'' The Skinny ★★★★

'This show is a work of art that rejoices in pointlessness, and I cared about it very much.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Jones creates a world of artfully anchored absurdity unlike any other you might know.' ★★★★ The Times

'A rambling, silly, and very funny show packed with laughs and unexpected left turns.' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

Reviews for Spencer's 2017 live show, THE AUDITION, which was Spencer’s first show to be nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

" With his adorable character and surprises from beginning to end, Jones is, without a doubt, a "must-see". ★★★★★ Comedy Reviewer 

"An excellent performer, a professional clown. A real master of physical comedy and clowning." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

"We know Spencer Jones is a master of clowning around with props, but he’s fast evolving into a triple/quadruple/quintuple threat comedian, a man who can extract laughs in many different ways – songs, sketches, anecdotes, crowdwork – all wrapped up with a pathos-flecked childish daftness. He’s one of the Fringe’s purest comic talents." ★★★★★ The Wee Review

 

Spencer's 2016 live comedy show, THE HERBERT IN EGGY BAGEL, received amazing reviews:

"There are officially 1,170 comedy shows in this year’s Fringe, and countless more not in the programme. But there is only one like Spencer Jones’s." ✭✭✭✭1/2 (4.5 stars) Chortle

"No other Fringe show will put a bigger smile on your face​" ✭✭✭✭ Evening Standard 

"Eggy Bagel is an hour of joyful, inoffensive silliness which could tickle the coldest of hearts." ✭✭✭✭ The Skinny

"Only those with the stoniest of hearts could fail to fall for The Herbert.✭✭✭✭ The List

 

Spencer’s amazing 2015 show, SPENCER JONES IS THE HERBERT IN PROPER JOB had fantastic reviews and won Best Fringe Show and Best Performer at The Comedians’ Choice Award as well as having a week's sell out run at the Soho Theatre with this "joyful hour of goofery". ‘Gloriously hilarious’ (Chortle.co.uk)

Radio

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BIG BABIES

2018

BBC Radio

Writer

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

SPENCER JONES'S CHRISTMAS

2018

Cave Bear and Tiger Aspect

Writer | Performer

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE MIND OF HERBERT CLUNDERDUNK

2018

Tiger Aspect Productions

Writer | Performer

DOODLEBUGS

2017

Electric Ray Ltd.

Writer | Voiceover

THE JONAH MAN

2016

Cave Bear | Sky

Writer | Performer