British comedian who has made many television and radio appearances and was voted the 55th greatest stand-up comic by Channel 4's in 2007. He became a team captain on Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2005.
He worked at building sites and had skin cancer before making his first television appearance in 1993.
He wrote the screenplay for Andrew Kötting's 2001 feature film This Filthy Earth, based on the novel La Terre by Émile Zola.
He lived with his partner Anoushka Nara Giltsoff and had one son and three daughters.
He toured with comedian David Baddiel as a support act.