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Adam Offord Buxton (born 7 June 1969) is a Britishmarker comedian and with Joe Cornish forms the duo Adam and Joe. The pair currently present Adam and Joe on BBC 6 Music.


Major work

His first television appearance was in an episode of Channel 4's Takeover TV as a man called "Louise" dressed as a Klingon, complaining about Star Trek: The Next Generation being taken off the air. In 1995, he hosted the show itself, and following this he and Joe Cornish created the The Adam and Joe Show for the same channel, which ran for four series. In 1999, The Adam and Joe Book, a spin-off book written by Buxton and Cornish, was published.

Buxton co-wrote and acted in the Channel 4 mini-series The Last Chancers (broadcast in December 2004). In 2005, he moved from screen to stage, performing character-driven stand-up comedy at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival, with a show entitled "I, Pavel", for which he grew a large beard. He continues to work as a stand-up comedian, appearing primarily at London venues.

His work with Cornish has extended beyond their Channel 4 series, with the pair presenting radio shows on 6 Music and Xfm together. Expanded extracts from the Xfm radio shows have been released as podcasts, which were placed in the UK's top 10 most downloaded. In 2007, Buxton portrayed journalist Tim Messenger in Edgar Wright's action-comedy film Hot Fuzz. Buxton also appeared in the BBC Three comedy sketch show Rush Hour, which premièred on 19 March 2007. Buxton plays many different characters throughout the show.

In November 2007, Buxton recorded the video for "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" for British band Radiohead, which was the first single from their album In Rainbows. The concept of the video involved each member of the band wearing bicycle helmets with cameras attached, shooting video of the band members' faces.

Other appearances

Buxton has made appearances on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, Don't Watch That, Watch This, and Look Around You. He appeared as a future version of himself in the BBC Two comedy series Time Trumpet, which began a six-part series in August 2006.

He also appeared in the Doctor Who audio drama The One Doctor by Big Finish Productions, and has taken other comedy roles on productions for BBC Radio 4.

He has taken part in a number of major films, including his aforementioned performance in Hot Fuzz, as well as appearing in the film Stardust, deputizing for Noel Fielding, who was ill at the time of production. He featured in the film Son of Rambow as a teacher. He has released a number of popular videos on YouTube, and was commissioned to produce a pilot programme for the BBC based around work of this kind. This was broadcast as MeeBOX on BBC Three in June 2008, but a full series was not commissioned.

He narrated "Francis and Bunty", a short story used to front the 2009 "Best Writer in the Universe" short story competition, on The Story of Egmo podcast.

Personal life

Buxton was born in Londonmarker, and spent some of his childhood in Walesmarker. His father is Nigel Buxton, known as a travel writer and wine critic and later to appear on The Adam and Joe Show as "Baaad Dad". His mother is Chilean. Along with Joe Cornish and friend Louis Theroux, Buxton was educated at Westminster Schoolmarker. According to an interview with The Guardian newspaper, he attended the University of Warwickmarker for two terms, before dropping out to study sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art.

Buxton lives in Norwichmarker with his wife, Sarah, two young sons, Frank and Natty, and baby daughter Hope, who was born in October 2008.


  1. 2005 Fringe Festival reviews

External links

  • - official site and blog
  • Adam Buxton on Chortle

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