Justin Moorhouse is an English stand-up comedian and radio DJ from Manchester. He appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and Looking for Eric.
Moorhouse was a salesman for many years before contacting a comedy club and performing a stand-up comedy routine, aged 29. In 2002 he competed in a local comedy competition, winning the final held at the Comedy Store Manchester. Soon afterwards, he performed in a comedy tour, before getting the role of Young Kenny in Phoenix Nights. Although Young Kenny is a Manchester City supporter, Moorhouse himself supports their rivals, Manchester United.
Moorhouse appeared in the film Looking for Eric as “Spleen”.
From 7 December 2010 to 22 January 2011 he starred in Harold Brighouse’s play Zack at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
In the 2010 series of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, he appeared as one of the supporting acts.
In the 2011-12 series of Celebrity Mastermind, he was one of the winners. His chosen specialist subject was Les Dawson.
He presents a Sunday show on Manchester commercial radio station, Key 103.
He has written and appeared in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Everyone Quite Likes Justin.
He is also a semi-regular guest on 7 Day Sunday and Fighting Talk, both broadcast on 5 Live.
"Quirky and imaginative stories…A brilliant entertainer"
- The Stage
"Described as a male version of Jo Brand, but funnier…the next big thing on the comedy circuit"
- Manchester City Life Magazine
"A big Northerner with a cruel line in observational comedy, his final routine about Englishmen largeing it in Amsterdam was a truly professional slice of stand-up"
- BBC Online