Laurence is a comedy writer and performer with extensive experience in radio, television and theatre.
He is currently writing on Tracey Breaks the News, in which is also performs, playing characters including John McDonnell alongside Tracey’s Jeremy Corbyn. He has just filmed on Cuckoo for BBC Three, and will be appearing the Urban Myths: The Sex Pistols vs Bill Grundy on Sky One in May.
He has most recently reprised his role of Adam Brady in BBC One’s W1A and played Ken, the funeral director, in Back for Channel 4. Other television credits include Trying Again (Sky One), Come Fly With Me (BBC One) Miranda (BBC Two), Reggie Perrin (BBC One), The Wrong Door (BBC Three) and Hyperdrive (BBC Two).
After winning the British Comedy Award and the Sony Gold Award as one of the head writers of Dead Ringers (BBC Radio 4), he went on to write and script edit for the show when it transferred to BBC Two. He continues to do so for the ongoing radio show.
Laurence was head writer and script editor on Look Away Now (BBC Radio 4), the sports comedy show hosted by Garry Richardson and also wrote for the multi-award-winning That Mitchell and Webb Sound and The Sunday Format (BBC Radio 4). He has also created two acclaimed Radio 4 sitcoms: Rigor Mortis, set in the world of pathology and starring Peter Davison, which ran for three series and Safety Catch, starring Darren Boyd as a reluctant arms dealer, which garnered praise and controversy in equal measure when it debuted in 2007 and had two further series. Laurence’s TV writing credits include The Armstrong and Miller Show (BBC One), The Omid Djalili Show (BBC One) and Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression (BBC One).
Laurence is also one half of the double-act Laurence & Gus, who have made four series for BBC Radio 4. Laurence & Gus have also performed several highly acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and on national tours.
On radio, he was a regular performer on the Sony Gold Award-winning, The Jason Byrne Show (BBC Radio 4) and one of the core team on Look Away Now. He’s appeared as a panellist on The News Quiz and as a guest performer on The Now Show and has also appeared in Bleak Expectations,Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off and Jon Ronson on…(all BBC Radio 4). He contributes regular column pieces to both Front Row and Open Book (BBC Radio 4).