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Alan Davies, actor & comedian
Jo Whitehall speaks to comedian, stand-up, actor and writer Alan Davies, who according to The Guardian is: "One of the best stand-up comics out there" ahead of his upcoming show Little Victories at the Fairfield Halls on 12th April, following on from the success of his globally acclaimed Life is Pain tour. Alan is probably best known as the much-loved resident dunderhead on quiz show QI hosted by Stephen Fry and the star of iconic television detective series Jonathan Creek, which won a BAFTA for Best Drama. He actually began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year. He is the winner of various awards for his TV and stage work including Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and Edinburgh Festival Critics Award for Comedy in 1994. Other notable performances and achievements include legal drama, The Brief, and his book, My Favourite People 1978-1988 which was made into a short film. In 2010 he took the lead role in the BBC2 sitcom Whites and in 2011 co-wrote and starred in a short film for Sky One before returning to Australia for a successful tour of QI Live followed by a sell-out tour of his new stand-up show. Alan's programme about Houdini comes out on Easter Sunday.
Presented by: Jo Whitehall
Published on: Fri 04 Apr, 2014
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