An underground rapper who worked with, among others De La Soul and Mark Ronson, Doc Brown put down one mic and picked up another in 2008 after working as a “slang consultant” on a Lenny Henry sitcom, written by Danny Robins and Dan Testell for Radio 4.
Encouraged by various BBC producers, writers and audiences on the station, Doc played his first ever stand up gig in February 08, and rejoined Danny Robins with a cameo in Robins’ 2008 Edinburgh show, Dannyfest, in the Pleasance Courtyard.
It was in Edinburgh 2008 that Doc reached the final of the annual So You Think You’re Funny? competition, and played the prestigious Tartan Ribbon event at The Pleasance Grand alongside Tim Vine and Stephen K Amos.
He has since become a regular on the circuit, hitting the road in October 08, and is currently developing a number of different shows for television and radio.
Doc has had 7 comedy shorts called “Get Rich” commissioned by MTV, which will be broadcast early 2009.
"Radio 4 Stands Up was not, as I averred, a total disaster. There was a guy on it called Doc Brown who was so funny that I slightly wet myself in the car. "
- Zoe Williams, Radio Head, The Guardian, Wednesday December 3rd 2008
"Doc Brown is probably the most unpredictable talent to emerge at this year's fringe"
- Three Weeks, Edinburgh 08
Other Side of the Game, Splitwig Films, 2009
The Antidote (Pilot), Gary Reich Brown Eyed Boy 2009
Get Rich Brown Eyed Boy/MTV 2009
Never Mind the Full Stops (Contributor) Liz Clare BBC2 2006
Imagine (Documentary) Alan Yentob BBC1 2005
CD:UK (Rap Tutor/Lyric writer for Mylene Klass) Phil Heyes ITV1 2005
Danny Robins’ Music Therapy (Contributor/performer) BBC Radio 4, 2008
Loose Ends (Topical Show) Radio 4, 2008
4 Stands Up (Live Stand-up) Radio 4, 2008
Look Away Now(Sports Comedy) Radio 4, 2008
The Knowledge Podcast (Contributor/Panellist) The Times Online, 2008
Rudy’s Rare Records(Performer/script editor) BBC Radio 4, 2008
Do You Know What You’re Saying? (Documentary) BBC Radio 4 , 2006
One Click Comedy (Writer/performer) BBC Radio 1, 2006
Still Solid? The Story of the So Solid Crew (Presenter) BBC 1Xtra, 2005
Fight the Power (Presenter) BBC 1Xtra, 2005
Pioneers-The Biggest Black Music Labels…(Presenter) BBC 1Xtra, 2005
From J.A to U.K- Dancehall Influence in UK Rap (Presenter) BBC 1Xtra, 2005
So You Think You’re Funny? (Finalist 2008) Guilded Balloon
Danny Robins: Dannyfest Pleasance Courtyard, 2008
The Tartan Ribbon 2008, Pleasance Grand
MC for Mark Ronson 2006 - 2007
Sole support for De La Soul on UK tour 05/06
Nokia/Prince’s Trust Urban Music Festival Earls Court 2005/06
Sole Support for Busta Rhymes UK Tour ‘02
Signed to Janomi Records June 2004- Nov 2006
Signed to Sony/BMG Feb 2001- April 2002
Citizen Smith Volume 1, Bust-A-Gut Records, 2004
The Document, Bust-A-Gut Records, 2005
Citizen Smith Volume 2, Bust-A-Gut Records, 2006