British stand-up comedian and socialist politician who has been featured on radio and television shows as well as showcasing his writing-talent in printed media. He is best known for presenting The Mark Steel Lectures, which premiered on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.
He worked in an auto body garage before becoming a full-time comedian.
He was a part of the Socialist Working Party until 2007 and in 2000 he took part in the London Assembly elections on behalf of the London Socialist Alliance.
He had a daughter and a son from a relationship that ended in 2006.
He was on many BBC Radio shows like Kate Silverton.