Miles Jupp’s Teenie Weenie Cameo in Is Anybody There?
Miles Jupp: From home life to the Balamory fallout, it’s just about me
Comedian and actor, Miles Jupp, 34, went to Oakham School and won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2001. He’s probably best known for his role as Archie the inventor in CBeebies Balamory and Nigel in the sitcom Rev.
Standup comedian Miles Jupp swaps jobs with Guardian journalist Stephen Moss.
What happened when a Guardian journalist and a standup comedian swapped places for a day?
Heard the one about the Guardian journalist and the standup comedian who swapped places? When feature writer Stephen Moss and comic Miles Jupp briefly stepped into each other’s shoes, did anything funny emerge?
So I saw Miles Jupp’s new show tonight. It was a splendid look into his world and his views. Because I hadn’t been to a proper stand up show for the last couple of years (I’ve mainly seen comedy troupes and double acts live), it was strange not to have someone screaming in your face and pulling you up on stage. A lot of his material played up to the middle class “problems” he was facing every day, and there were glorious rants about dishwashers and cornish pasties. But you could tell that despite the rants about mundane objects that Miles was arguing that we must all stop being angry about the little things in life, and get angry about important things which affect us.
Afterwards, we managed to meet Miles very briefly. He was kind enough to take a picture with us and sign autographs (though he drew the line at rude autographs). It was totally worth standing outside in the bitter cold for hours for graphic details about dried Weetabix on kitchen surfaces, and to have a chat with Archie the inventor. I hope that if Miles is playing at a theatre near you that you go to see him, otherwise you’ll miss out.