In 2013, Geoff was nominated for ‘Best New Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival for his show Geoff Norcott Occasionally Sells Out, about – among other things – the fact he was now a Conservative voter, which he then took to the Edinburgh Fringe.
He returned to the Fringe in 2015 with The Look of Moron, a further development of his voice as a political comic, and again in 2016 with Conswervative, which received wide political acclaim and a successful sold-out run.
In early 2017, Geoff made his first of several appearances on the BBC’s Question Time and made his debut as a regular on BBC Two’s The Mash Report, a program he continued to appear on, including after 2021 when it relocated to Dave post-cancellation.
Norcott took another show, Right Leaning, But Well Meaning, to the Fringe the same year to further acclaim, and the show was later recorded as a radio special for BBC Radio 4, airing in 2018.
In 2018, he made his first appearance on Live at the Apollo, and took a new show, Traditionalism on a UK tour.
Later the same year, Norcott appeared on Mock the Week for the first time, being the first openly pro-Brexit comedian on the show.
He has also appeared on several UK political debate shows, including Politics Live and Daily Politics.
Norcott has written for a number of UK television shows, including A League of Their Own, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order.
A 2019 appearance on Question Time prompted another online backlash for Norcott, after a clip of him criticising European Union President Donald Tusk went viral. The same year, he presented the BBC Two documentary How The Middle Classes Ruined Britain, in which he investigated issues like how some people ‘gamed’ the system to secure places in good schools, and accusations of social cleansing in housing.
2019 also saw Norcott become the first white male to join the BBC’s diversity panel, by virtue of his working-class background. He has spoken of the irony of having, as a “straight, white, middle-aged man”, taken advantage of diversity quotas to further his career.
In November 2020, it was announced that Norcott would be publishing a memoir entitled Where Did I Go Right?, in which he “unpicks his working-class upbringing and his political journey”. The Daily Telegraph, critic Dominic Cavendish described it as a “frank, light-hearted account of how Norcott came from working-class origins in south London to forge a career in comedy” as well as “a sober mapping of the changing political landscape.
Live at the Apollo (BBC2)
Would I Lie to You (BBC1)
The Last Leg (C4)
Mash Report (BBC2)
8 Out of 10 Cats (C4)
Mock the Week (BBC2)
Question Time (BBC2)
The Duchess (Netflix)
How the Middle Classes Ruined Britain (BBC2)
C4’s Alternative Election (C4)
The Noughties (BBC2)
Comedy Store Live (Comedy Central)
Offended: Irivine Welsh (Sky Arts)
Dave Advent Calendar (Dave)
Politics Live (BBC1)
Edinburgh Nights (BBC2)
The Pledge (Sky News)
Daily Politics (BBC2)
The Wright Stuff (C5)
All out Politics (Sky1)
Jeremy Vine (C5)
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