Cole Parker exploded onto the comedy circuit in the early noughties and quickly established himself as a highly acclaimed comedian making the final in all three major comedy competitions within his first year. Cole now plays the premier comedy clubs throughout the world and has an enviable reputation as a sharp, accessible, comedian and host. He is intelligent yet cheeky, original but stylish, brilliantly charming and is renowned in the industry for having the comedic skills to relate to any audience.

Cole has numerous credits, including Hollywood movie roles, West End theatre as well as prime-time TV shows. His first solo show, The Ultimate Gambler, sold to 24 countries! He has hosted dozens of major events and festivals. His talents as a writer won him commissions for scripted comedy and serious documentaries for TV networks in the UK, the USA and beyond. On radio Cole hosted a show for BBC 6Music. He has appeared on and written for more shows than he can remember.

A passionate music fan, Cole has performed alongside the cream of the music industry. Having a vast bank of material has made him a festival regular including hosting the Reading Festival comedy tent (6000 capacity, eight hour show) for an unprecedented (and still unbeaten) five years running. He plays Glastonbury, Leeds, Edinburgh, Latitude, Download, Big Chill to name a few.

A prolific writer, Cole has written documentaries including RED OIL, broadcast on Channel Four (UK) in 2009 and Al Jazeera US in 2010.

Cole writes for many top comics and in 2018 co-wrote Jim Tavare’s Edinburgh show; From Deadpan to Bedpan.

Cole has and continues to work with the biggest names in international comedy: Russell Brand, Russell Peters, Russell Howard, Russell Kane and many other comedians who aren’t called Russell – Jim Jefferies, Dane Bill Burr, Jim Belushi, Doug Stanhope, Rita Rudner, Jeff Ross, Michael McIntyre, Howie Mandel, Ron White, Simon Amstel, Harry Hill, Jonny Vegas, Sean Lock, The Mighty Boosh, Jimmy Carr, Craig Charles, Al Murray, Ross Noble, Dara O’Briain, Rich Hall and countless more.

Before stand up, Cole was a child actor. He has also worked as a casino dealer, a futures trader, an accountant, a gardener and as a tier #1 fine art dealer. As of writing, Cole has visited 58 countries…and disgraced himself in many of them…very entertainingly of course.

Television and Film

Fuzzy Brain (Narrator) 2018
AT&T Commercial (co-star) 2017
The Cheerleader (2015)
Road Wars (Lead) 2015
Cockroaches (Guest Star) 2015
Diane, Jerry & Friends (Lead)
She & I (Supporting) 2014
The Consummate Professional (Lead) 2014
Dating Naked 2014
Millionaire Matchmaker 2014
Millionaire Matchmaker 2013
The Burden (Co-Star) 2013
Spiff X (Host) 2013
Loaded Search for a Star (Host) 2013
Body High (Guest Star) 2013
Jongleurs Live 2012
Comic Idol (Host) 2012
Agents 2012
The Disappearing Act (Lead) 2011
Show Me The Funny ITV1 2011
Wounded (Guest star) 2010
H.U.W.D. (Lead & writer) 2010
Hells Kitchen ITV1 2009
RED OIL doc. (Writer) 2009
North Versus South NUTS TV 2008
Stand Up Show NUTS TV 2008
Arthur Smith’s Comedy Club ITV1 2008
The Ultimate Gambler (Host) Bravo Television 2005/06/07
The Open Sky Poker 2006, 2007, 2008
Rob The Rich Channel Four Pilot 2007
The Invincibles ITV1 Pilot 2007
SKY One World Cup 20 20 Cricket  2006
Soccer Addicts Viral and podcast 2006
Sporting Villains Eurosport 2006
The Friday Night Project, (Guest Star) Channel4, 2006 & 2007
Eastenders, BBC1, 1990 & 1994
Buddha of Suburbia BBC1 1993
The Phillip Knight Story BBC1 1992
Inspector Sheikh (Guest Star) BBC1 1991
Government army recruitment advert (Lead) 1991
Object of Beauty (starring John Malkovich) 1991
She’s Been Away (starring Dame Peggy Ashcroft & Edward Fox) 1989
The Bill, ITV1, 9 times from 1988 to 1999

Theatre

The Naked Racist, Garrick Theatre, London W1
Midsummer Night’s Dream Holland Park Theatre, London
Bugsy Malone – UK tour

Festivals/Tours

US Tour 2015/16/17/18
Download Festival 2010 2011 & 2012
Scipmylo 2011
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011 & 2012
CEX Festival 2010 & 2011
Why Not Festival 2009 & 2011
Camden Fringe 2010
Reading festival 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
The Latitude Festival 2007, 2009
Leeds Festival 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Bugjam 2001 2002 & 2009
Jersey LIVE! 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Edinburgh festival 2002, 2006, 2007
The Big Chill 2003
National tour with Russell Brand 2001 & 2002
Glastonbury 2002
Guildford festival 2002

Comedy Clubs

Comedy Store London & LA, Hollywood Improv, Irvine Improv, Brea Improv, Laugh Factory (Hollywood, Long Beach, Las Vegas and Reno) Jongleurs, Flappers, Ha Ha Café, Highlight, The Glee’s, Hyena, The Stand, UK University circuit, Up The Creek, Comedy Box, XS Mullarkeys, Komedia, London’s Comedy Café, East Dulwich Tavern, Downstairs at the Kings Head, Banana Cabaret, Laughter Lounge, Alexanders, Rawhide, Ha Bloody Ha, Crack Comedy Club, Roar With Laughter, Comedy Club UK , Q.I. Oxford & many more.

Overseas gigs

New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Oregon, Reno, Miami, San Miguel, Bali, Indonesia, South Africa, Singapore, Australia (Melbourne & Sydney), Tour of Holland, Frankfurt, Cologne, Maastrict, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Israel, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Corfu, Turkey, Ireland, New Orleans, San Francisco, Grand Bahama, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Miami, Argentina, Uruguay, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, South Africa, Egypt, Spain, Estonia, Moscow, France, Panama

Corporate & Charity

Hosted the Launch of 2016 Mini Clubman (full US tour)
Brain Body Balance
Wounded Warriors
The American Lymphoma & Leukemia Foundation
Macmillian Cancer Trust
Save the Children
Banardos
The Children’s Foundation
Comic Relief
Centre Point
The Citizens Foundation
UK launch of the Sony PS3
British Armed Forces
IT Awards 2010, 2011 Host
Green Awards 2010 Host
Yellow Pages
Silent Night
Lloyds TSB
The British-American Project
Norwich FC
Coventry FC
Wimbledon FC
Kingston FC, Chesham FC
AXA Insurance
West Ham United FC Supporters Club
Edgbaston Cricket Club
Edgbaston Golf Club
Numerous Cambridge Balls and functions
British Gas
N Power
2006 Twenty Twenty Cricket World Cup
Various Oxbridge Balls

Special Skills

Very Strong Host! Strong improviser/character comedian. Deals
all casino games. Horse rider, skier. Stunt and firearms  experience. Strong radio experience including a major BBC show. Acclaimed satirist.

Accents

All UK, Australian, New Zealand, Irish (south and north), Mexican, German, South African, generic & southern USA, French, East European.

To book or enquire further about Cole Parker please email anita@anitaelizabethholmes.com or call 0790 5310027.

  • “Quite simply, the finest alternative comedian there is” – Ian Cognito
  • ”Consistently funny” – The Independent
  • ”Wonderful, upfront, hilarious” – Evening Standard”
  • “Consistently brilliant….” – The Independent
  • “A dangerously effective comedian and  a consummate pro…” – LA Weekly
  • “Spectacularly funny. Always the wittiest man in the room” – BBC 6Music
  • “Confidence personified. Never fails to hit the spot” – The Edinburgh Review