Thursday, April 22, 2010
Birthday boy Sean Lock's comedy pedigree is among the most distinguished in Britain; he originally got his start in 1993, as a supporting artist in Rob Newman and David Baddiel's TV show Newman and Baddiel in Pieces, and even toured with the duo when the show went on the road as a stage act. He was a script editor on Bill Bailey's 1998 BBC2 series, Is It Bill Bailey? before getting his first solo break, hosting the radio show 15 Minutes of Misery, which also featured Kevin Eldon and Hattie Hayridge. That show would later be adapted into the sitcom 15 Storeys High, in which Lock starred, first on radio then on television.
Nowadays, of course, he's best known for the sharp wit he demonstrates on such panel shows as the 2008 version of The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (in which he was teamed with Gavin & Stacey's lovable chubbo James Corden), 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, QI, They Think It's All Over, as well as on his own chat show TV Heaven, Telly Hell. Plus, of course, for his insightful stand-up comedy - as witnessed above.
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