Comedian who won Show Me the Funny in 2011. He took part in BBC One program Let's Dance for Sport Relief in 2012.
He won the standup competition Take the Mike in 2001.
He and Bob Slayer set a record for the longest hug at 25 hours and 25 minutes at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013.
His father was an Irish welder. During the Iranian Revolution, he had to pose as his grandfather's son to safely leave the country.
He and Jon Stewart are both comedians that have supported charitable events.