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Chris Addison

Oct 11, 2009 Author: Peekay | Filed under: Actor, Author, Comedian

Chris Addison is a stand-up comedian, author, actor and writer who is probably best known today for his roles in BBC TV series The Thick of It and the film spin-off In The Loop.

Chris began stand-up in 1995, aged 23, and won the City Life Comedian of the Year that very same year! He subsequently performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, garnering Perrier Comedy Award nominations. Two of his shows were later adapted for Radio 4.

Chris has also written two books, both published by Hodder and Stoughton: “Cautionary Tales for Grown Ups” in 2006, followed by “It Wasn’t Me: Why Everybody is to Blame and You’re Not” in 2008. Books, vids, etc

Chris is on tour in early 2010, check out his official website for details: http://www.chrisaddison.com/

logoiconStand-up, Radio, TV, films – where is your book, stadium tour and film directorial debut?

Chris AddisonI already wrote 2 books. My favourite is http://bit.ly/1JUxys I loved writing it. I did a stadium tour, but in 1972, so you won’t remember.

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Nat Coombs

Sep 26, 2009 Author: Peekay | Filed under: Actor, Broadcaster, Comedian, Producer, TV Presenter

Nat Coombs is a man of many hats, having been a comedian, presenter, writer and producer. He is currently best known for co-hosting 5’s NFL coverage, but he has a very varied and impressive CV.

Coombs is the writer and co-producer of web hit ‘Chelsey: OMG!’, a comedy charting the trials and tribulations of an American girl visiting London.

As a comedy writer and performer Coombs has worked with some of the UK’s leading production companies. He is also an accomplished actor, most notably appearing alongside Dame Judi Dench in the BAFTA-nominated BBC drama ‘Can You Hear Me Thinking?’

Nat is currently presenting Five’s ‘NFL’ coverage on Sunday and Monday nights, and is a co-presenter on the channel’s saturday morning.

Check out Nat’s official site: http://www.natcoombs.com/

logoiconPresenter, writer, producer, comedian – gun to the head moment, which one is your true love?

Nat CoombsDepends on who’s holding the gun.If my agent then whichever makes most money. Ditto my wife. If it’s me, then presumably career on skid row

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Richard Herring twitterview

Aug 4, 2009 Author: Peekay | Filed under: Actor, Author, Comedian

Comedian Richard Herring has been described as “one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy”. Famously one half of “Lee and Herring” with Stewart Lee, Herring was a regular feature on TV, radio and stage during the 90s.

Since ending his partnership with Lee, Herring has written a number of books, writes a popular daily blog which is now 7 years old, has a popular podcast with 6 Music presenter (and other twitterview interviewee) Andrew Collins, and is currently enjoying success with his “Hitler’s Moustache” Edinburgh comedy show.

logoiconWhat came first the ‘tache or the idea for the ‘tache show? And why?

Richard HerringThe idea was 1st. I am not sure quite how it came about, but started wondering why tache had taken rap for Hitler and if that could change.

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Twiterviews are short interviews via the medium of Twitter and then posted here. We restrict ourselves to 3 questions and answers, all limited to 140 characters.

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