English comedian who was first introduced to audiences when he won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny? contest in 1997. His last stand-up comedy tour, where he played for over 1.2 million people, was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful of all time.
He worked at a supermarket and toilet paper factory out of high school. He later graduated from the University of Salford's school of media, music and performance.
He has been featured on TV's That Peter Kay Thing and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere.
He has three children with his wife Susan, whom he married in 2001.