Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane

Storytelling comic nominated for the 2004 Perrier best newcomer award for his debut Edinburgh show, My Favourite Words In My Best Stories, and for the Chortle awards for best compere and best breakthrough act in 2005.

In 2012, he won the Chortle Award for best club comic.

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Alun Cochrane joins Coronation Street

As a ‘fairly ordinary, friendly' bloke

Alun Cochrane is to appear in an episode of Coronation Street.

The stand-up will play a character called Dom, described as a ‘fairly ordinary, friendly, northern  bloke’ who gets caught in the crossfire of a feud.

He is dating a ‘snooty, bitchy and confident’  character called Lindsay, who attends a school reunion at the bistro.

But she has a run-in with regular character Beth Sutherland, played by Lisa George, as she went out with Dom when they were back in Year 9, and they ‘snogged behind the bike sheds’.

Cochrane, the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, will be recording his episode next week, and it will air later this year.

He previously played the regular character Sam in Chris Addison’s Sky Living sitcom Trying Again and appeared in Russell Howard’s Christmas film A Gert Lush Christmas and last Friday’s episode of BBC One comedy  Boomers.

Other comedians to have appeared in Coronation Street recently include Paddy McGuinness, who played wilderness survival expert Dougie Ryan; Justin Moorhouse, who played the landlord of the Flying Horse pub that took on the Rovers Return in  a cricket match; and  Gareth Berliner who was ‘loveable rogue’ Macca.

Norman Wisdom, Peter Kay, Bernard Manning, Keith Lemon and John Shuttleworth creator Graham Fellows have also all appeared in the soap.

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Published: 13 Apr 2016

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