Chortle Award Winner Sony Nominee BBC Audio Awards Finalist
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“Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny” – The Guardian
“Likeable, self-deprecating and armed with impeccable timing” – The Dubliner
“A comedy genius” – Metro
LATEST UPDATES (December 2019)
In late November I recorded a special edition of the popular podcast Do The Right Thing with regulars Danielle Ward, Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith. I was one guest, Stuart Maconie was the other, and a lot of fun was had. You can hear the results in 2020, I’m told.
I had the sad duty of writing a newspaper obituary for that fine actor Ian Cullen, who died very suddenly in November. I interviewed Ian a few times and pay tribute to him here.
I have been asked to play a role in the next series of brilliant Australian time travel comedy Night Terrace (as heard on Radio 4 Extra). It stars Jackie Woodburne which means only one thing – Toby Hadoke and Susan off of Neighbours, together at last. There’s more information here…
I am currently on my fifth draft of a TV script for the BBC so with any luck it’ll be part of a new CBeebies series starting in 2020 but I’m not sure I can talk about it so yet…
The film Six Minutes To Midnight was in good shape at the cast and crew screening in November. It will be released in early 2020 and stars Eddie Izzard, Jim Broadbent, Judi Dench, James D’Arcy, Carla Juri, David Schofield, Nigel Lindsay, Kevin Eldon and … a little further down the cast list… me!
I have just recorded another drama for Radio 4 which will be broadcast in February 2020. I play a Tory MP – the character description was “roguish” which I rather enjoyed. More soon…
I’ve been working as a consultant on the forthcoming animated DVD release of Doctor Who – The Faceless Ones. There’s an exciting new clip of it here. I have also done a bit of work behind-the-scenes on the DVD extras : how exciting!
I’ll be MCing XS Malarkey as usual. Each Tuesday between now and Christmas we’ll have a fantastic line-up and our guests will include Dark Lord of comedy Andrew O’Neill and circuit veteran Steve Gribbin making his long awaited Malarkey debut (it’s only taken 22 years!). Also, in a new initiative to expand our comedy calendar into other days of the week, we’ve started XS Malarkey Presents… which will feature the very best touring shows – Edinburgh Award nominee Jess Fostekew is the next one, which is fabulous news. Listings details are available at the XS Malarkey Website.
I’ve just done another presenting job for the BBC Blu-ray range – it’s for a box set to be announced shortly. I think this documentary may prove to be my favourite so far – and its subject matter is the most arcane yet!
And finally … I’m delighted to announce that for writing work I will now be represented by the Independent Talent Group, an illustrious agency and no mistake. Onwards!