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Neil Mullarkey


Founder of Comedy Store Players & Communications Speaker

Neil Mullarkey is the co-founder of the world famous improvisation group The Comedy Store Players and is an engaging speaker on improving communication and building high-performance teams.

Neil is a talented and skilled orator and improviser, whose TV credits include Have I Got News For You, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Austin Powers (International Man of Mystery and Goldmember), I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Lovejoy, Saturday Live, Carrott Confidential, Paul Merton The Series, Spiceworld The Movie and QI.

Using his ability to improvise, he has grown a reputation for using this unparalleled on-stage expertise to inspire people and businesses to embrace their creativity and enhance their communication skills. He has helped a string of prestigious corporate clients in developing innovation and agility in the workplace, including Barclays Capital, Google, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, Vodafone, the NHS, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Deloitte.

Neil also has an alter ego – L Vaughan Spencer a life coach, self-help guru, and Gangsta Motivator. His Edinburgh show “Don’t Be Needy Be Succeedy” won Fringe Report Award for Best Satire during a legendary run at the show.

L Vaughan has published the book “Don’t Be Needy Be Succeedy; the A to Zee of Motivality,” and has appeared in instructional videos for LearnDirect and has even featured in April Fool viral videos for The Economist in 2010 and Microsoft in 2011.

Neils’s most recent book Seven Steps to Improve your People Skills was published in 2018.


Neil Mullarkey is a leading speaker on creativity and communication skills and can also run workshops on improvising and improving communication.

His speaking topics include –

• Building High Performing Teams
• Innovation of Improvisation
• Collaboration
• Engagement & Creativity
• Simplifying Problems


Neil has transferred his keynote speaking online and recently delivered a speech on Improv Skills in Virtual Times. 


Winning Mindset/performance


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.