Adrian Poynton began his career as a comedian by making the finals of the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 1999 and Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2001. He won a Fringe First award in 2003 for his play based on Graham Chapman's life, A Very Naughty Boy.
In 2011, he created hite Van Man, which had the most-watched launch episode for a sitcom on BBC Three. It was dropped after two series, but picked up by America's ABC network for a remake called Family Tools.
Adrian Poynton : Original Review
Note: This review is from 2001
With his dynamic stage presence that can energise the most moribund of crowds, Poynton certainly has the art of delivery licked.
And his offbeat material's pretty good too, as he brings to life experiences that, though peculiar to him, are never oblique nor self-indulgent.
It's his open and gregarious manner, though, that is his forte - making the very best from his quirky observations.
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