English comic who starred in the FX series The Riches and is known for performing stand-up in drag. He has also appeared in many feature films, including Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, and Across The Universe.
He performed his first individual show at the Banana Cabaret in London, after working as a street performer. He got his big break in 1991 when he performed at the Fry and Laurie-produced AIDS benefit Hysteria 3.
He has won the Primetime Emmy Award for his comedy special Dressed to Kill in 2000.
He was born in Aden, Yemen. His parents, Dorothy and Harold, worked as a midwife and an accountant. He has described himself as a straight transvestite.
He took inspiration for his comedy from John Cleese and the rest of the Monty Python troupe.