It’s been a busy year for Welsh comedian Leroy Brito. His stand up special Almost Famous recently went out on BBC Radio Wales. He starred in a TV Panel Show Pilot What Just Happened?, judged on the SW Heat for BBC New Comedy Awards, and on top of this hosted a BBC Radio Wales drivetime Saturday show alongside Robin Morgan. He’s worked on Six Nations Sin Bin, presenting the Celebrity Challenge. This November and December, he will be a regular on BBC Wales’ World Cup Coverage.
In the past Leroy has starred in the BBC’s Tourist Trap alongside Sally Phillips and Elis James. On top of this he acted presents, and wrote for BBC outlet ‘BBC Sesh’, wrote and starred in his own radio sit com, a radio stand up special ‘Three Dads’, and starred as himself in BBC Radio Show ‘Leroy Brito’s Fake Views’.
A regular on the comedy circuit throughout the UK, Leroy had success at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 as part of the prestigious Lunch Time Special. Back home in Cardiff he’s had sold out solo shows at the Wales Millennium Centre and the Cardiff Glee. In November 2018, Leroy returned to the Wales Millennium Centre for two sold out nights with his show 3 Dads.
Also, in demand as a writer, Leroy authored the documentary Tower Lives and is the star on the new online platform BBC Sesh – generating over 4 million views with his sketches.
In 2017 Leroy wrote and starred in The Great Welsh Brexit Roadtrip for BBC Radio Wales. Mixing improvisation with scripted comedy enabled him to finally put his Politics degree to use.
Leroy returns this autumn as Rob in series two of Tourist Trap, a new BBC sitcom about the Welsh Tourist Board, starring Sally Phillips.
In September 2018, Leroy also recorded his second comedy commission, a 30 minute live stand up show titled Three Dads for BBC Radio Wales and will be returning to Radio Wales this autumn with a new sketch show.
Leroy has had a busy 2020/21. He starred as a guest in the third series of BBC Wales’ Six Nations Sin Bin alongside Gabby Logan and Gareth Williams. It was a great success and featured a bunch of other comedians such as Kiri-Pritchard-Mclean. A stand-up set of his was featured on BBC Radio Wales’ The Leek, and he was alongside Sindhu Vee, Kerry Goldman and Tom Price. Leroy recently wrote on the award winning Cbeebies show JoJo and Gran Gran. He recently ran the London Marathon in response to a heckle.
**** “Leroy came to the stage doing what he does best and somehow bringing a touch of humour to some of the tougher issues in life. He’s risky at times but never crude and always uniquely observational.”