Comedy

Vic Reeves

Comedy surrealist and one half of Vic and Bob. If not doing comedy or acting, he’s probably painting. Music Before finding fame with his comedy, James Roderick Moir was a member of several bands with many different names. He usually played bass guitar and/or sang. He sold...

Griff Rhys Jones

Smart, straight-talking Welsh comedian, actor, presenter and documentary maker. Partnership with Mel Smith From 1984, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones appeared in the comedy sketch series Alas Smith and Jones. After the first series, the pair appeared on the big screen in Mike Hodges' sci-fi comedy...

Ricky Tomlinson

Working class comedy royalty. Smart and intuitive. Ricky plays the banjo and harpsichord and is a proud lifelong Liverpool FC supporter. TV As an actor Ricky Tomlinson has appeared as Bobby Grant in the soap opera Brookside, followed by DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker and as Jim...

Stephen Fry

A classy, well-spoken and much-loved, informed English gent with a vocabulary as grand as his accomplishments. Fry and Laurie While at university, Stephen Fry became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and...

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Chris Moyles

Chris is a hugle popular English radio and television presenter and author, most famous for being the presenter of 'The Chris Moyles Show' on BBC Radio 1. He and his team have transformed the breakfast show on the station and increased the audience up to...

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Rory Bremner

Everybody’s favourite satirical impressionist. Does possibly the best Gordon Brown ever and is fluent in French and German. Class act. Rory Bremner contributed to Spitting Image and Week Ending and by 1987 he had his own BBC Two show: Now – Something Else. He later moved...

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Jon Culshaw

One of the country’s top impressionists for over 30 years. From Dale Winton to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jon can spoof them all. Radio Jon Culshaw began his radio career in hospital radio in Ormskirk. His first job was at Red Rose Radio in Preston in 1987. He used...

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Lisa Riley

Lisa Riley is a popular actress and television presenter who became a household name as feisty barmaid, Mandy Dingle in the ITV1 soap Emmerdale from 1995 to 2001. She trained at the Oldham Theatre Workshop from the age of 9. After some early roles including extra...

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Sir Lenny Henry CBE

Lenny Henry is smart, suave, top comedy talent. Sir Lenny is a co-founder of Comic Relief. Lenny Henry's formative years were spent impersonating white characters such as Frank Spencer from Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. This gave him an edge in what were racially divisive times....

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Josie Lawrence

Josie is a brilliant comedienne and actress. Josie Lawrence studied theatre at Dartington College of Arts. She received a B.A. Hons degree. TV Personality Lawrence starred in improvisational comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? at its launch in 1988. A talented singer, Lawrence's speciality on Whose Line...

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