British stand-up comedian who has appeared on several British TV shows including the celebrity quiz show Have I Got News For You. In 2007 Channel 4 ranked him as the 10th greatest stand-up comic on their 100 Greatest Stand-Ups list.
He was a juggler and joined a clown troupe. Later be became a member of the youth theatre at the People's Theatre in Heaton.
He has won awards for his comedy routines and starred in the 2012 horror film, Stitches.
He married Fran Noble; they have daughters named Elfie and Willow. He was raised in Cramlington, Northumberland, England and both of his parents were teachers. He is dyslexic.
He has made the most guest appearances on "Have I Got News for You," which has been hosted by Ian Hislop.