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Michael is a stand up, writer, actor, compere, improviser, warm-up and won the 2009 Chortle Best Off Stage Contribution for his blog, and the 2012 Sony Silver award winner for the on going podcast Do The Right Thing. He co-presented the Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman. He will be at The Edinburgh Festival again this year with his new show, following the success of previous shows, ‘Tell it Like It Is’, ‘Steve’, ‘Free Wifi’ and ‘What A Shame’. He also performs occasionally with Robin Ince in Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger.
Michael has recently recorded a pilot of Do The Right Thing for C4, with Claudia Winkleman as the show’s host, where he reprises his role as team captain.
Watch Michael Legge’s Stand-Up Special
When Legge’s dog and David Bowie died in the same year, it was enough to make this 48 year old alcoholic vegan rage. Whimsical and furious in equal measure, Legge’s impassioned show administers a delightful dose of vitriol.
See Michael Legge Live
Check out up and coming tour dates on Chortle.
Legge began performing in 1991 along with writer Stella Duffy and fellow comedian John Gordilloin the London version of the improvised comedy stage show Theatresports. He became Artistic Director of London Theatresports in 1995 and performed in their popular weekly show, Scriptease, at the Tristan Bates Theatre.
He has performed in several Edinburgh Festival shows including The Conversation (2004) with John Voce, The Vagina Monologues (2005), The Clock Hour (2008) and King of Everything (2009) with Johnny Candon.
Legge co-founded and performed in the cult comedy sketch show The Real Daniel O’Donnell Show (2007–2008) at The Albany, London. The monthly show featured Legge along with Paul Litchfield and Jeremy Limb of sketch group The Trap and Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Zoe Gardner of The Congress of Oddities, with contributions from Dan Mersh. It also regularly featured stand-up comedian guests and live bands. The Real Daniel O’Donnell Show spawned the 2008 Edinburgh Festival show The Clock Hour.
His blog won the 2009 Chortle award for Best Off-Stage Contribution.
Legge also co-hosted a podcast called Precious Little Podcast with James Hingley. The podcast regularly featured Legge shouting at everything. Although not officially declared dead, the podcast has been on hiatus since April 2011 and the content removed from the website. Through the podcast, Legge occasionally filled in for Richard Herring on his BBC 6 Music radio show with Andrew Collins.
Legge’s first solo show was Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, which debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011. In 2012 Legge produced What A Shame, which he recorded for a future album release in March 2013. Legge has also recorded Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire, an improvised show alongsinde Robin Ince.
He is a team captain on Danielle Ward’s comedy podcast Do the right thing, alongside Margaret Cabourn-Smith.
For Comic Relief in March 2013, Legge wrote a blog continuously for 25 hours, raising more than £2,500 for the charity.
In 2014, Legge appeared in the second series of The Alternative Comedy Experience.
Legge started the podcast Vitriola Music in 2015 with fellow comedian Robin Ince.