a recent appearance on ITV with Mel and Sue

Arnold Gutbucket

Professional since 1979, Arnold has spent his time travelling around the world from The Middle East, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Ibiza, Greece, Majorca and Gosport. Performing in a variety of venues from theatres, nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and front rooms. 
Recorded his own half hour show for Sky One and appeared on channel 4's "Big Breakfast" three times, "New Faces" for Central TV, "Meridian Tonight"   "The Bobby Davro show"   "Summertime Special"   "This Morning" with Richard and Judy etc. Appeared on Channel 4's "Big Brother's Little Brother" performing an original song written for "Celebrity Big Brother" which was also on satellite channel E4 the same day.
​ His most recent tv spot was february 2015 on ITV's "Mel & Sue in the afternoon" when he sang live a self-penned song about the show which was also featured in the "Best Bits" programme at the end of the series.

Live Shows
Has appeared alongside many names from the showbiz world including: Chas & Dave, Engelbert Humperdink, Shakin' Stevens, The Drifters, The Three Degrees, Jim Davidson, The Barron Knights, The Stylistics, Jethro, Ronan Keating, Shane Richie, Tim Vine, Milton Jones and many more.

Very proud to have been voted "Best Thomson Gold cabaret act 2005 in Cyprus"


Very Very Well Received - First time we’ve had him and would definitely like him back, great act and different to the norm. Big thumbs up from the team.


Very Very Well Received - Guests absolutely loved James’ witty and zany show, many guests said he was the best comedian they have seen at Warners


Comedy writing
He has written material for other entertainers including Brian Conley's LWT tv series for the characters "Septic Peg" and "Nick (it's a puppet) Frisby"

He's produced an album for Syd Little and written comedy songs for up and coming ventriloquist Donna Marie Walton.

As an actor he's appeared in many television productions alongside such household names as Faye Dunaway, Colin Firth, Sean and Jon Pertwee and he was an "infected person" in the cult horror film "28 days later" Directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle with Christopher Ecclestone. In 2017 he was a Saxon soldier in the summer blockbuster "Transformers 5 the Last Knight" and will be seen in 2018 alongside David Tennant and Jack Whitehall in the Terry Pratchet
tale "Good Omens"

Song writing

Has written songs for holiday park characters, Ollie the Octopus, Billie Bonkers and most recently Dylan the Dog for the Glan-y-mor holiday park in Clarach bay Wales.

What does he do?
Gags, props, audience participation and music all combined for a great family-friendly show.

Arnold Gutbucket:
"he'll make yer laugh, he'll make yer sing,"    

+Support at the Torquay fringe with Milton Jones

Some recent media comments...


"It was a relief therefore for the stage to be taken by a proper funny man, Arnold Gutbucket, who proceeded to take over the compering duties for the rest of the night. He is unique, but his oddball approach works because he does it with warmth. Abstract and clever, he says and sings some pretty outrageous things but gets away with it.
The National Anthem sung to the tune of EastEnders was gloriously disrespectful but hilarious."


"Describing Arnold Gutbucket purely as comedy gives no clues as to the fabulous eccentricity of the man. Really original comedians have always been thin on the ground and the likes of Mr Gutbucket are light entertainment treasures.
He’s a fine raconteur, sings delightfully silly songs and knows how to work an audience to maximum effect.

Great fun."


Derek Smith the Stage and television today.

"Arnold Gutbucket never fails to deliver an engaging spot of highly original comedy material, songs and parodies, he maintains a pleasing warmth even when being totally off the wall."


Mike Martin UK Cabaret magazine


"The final evening compered by the extraordinary Arnold Gutbucket, he was soon out of the traps providing the laughs and presenting the acts. This final session belonged to Mr Gutbucket, the fills alone made this event well worth the effort of attending"


Mark Ritchie UK Cabaret magazine