English comedian, author and television presenter Harry Hill achieved his big break when he won the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the 1992 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After this auspicious start, Harry Hill has pulled in the awards left right and centre and has been listed by Channel 4 as number 5 in the world's 100 greatest stand-ups. With three BAFTAs across 2008 and 2009, and two more British Comedy Awards in 2009, he truly is a comedic force to be reckoned with.Read more >>
English comedian, author and television presenter Harry Hill achieved his big break as a comedian when he won the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the 1992 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His career in professional comedy properly started with the popular radio show ‘Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner’, commissioned and broadcast shortly after his Perrier Award. This radio series was essentially reworked to make his 1997 Channel 4 television series, Harry Hill, a program which regularly featured comedian Al Murray. In 2001 Hill moved to ITV to present a new show, the BAFTA award-winning Harry Hill’s TV Burp, which took a comic look at the week’s television and ran for eleven series until 2012. In 2005, Hill moved into new territory with children’s entertainment, broadcasting Harry Hill’s Shark Infested Custard and wearing a custard-coloured shirt with a giant collar.
Since the early noughties, Hill has expanded his entertainment repertoire somewhat. In 2002 he become a published author, with first novel Flight From Deathrow being followed a few years later by more children and comedy focused works. These include Tim the Tiny Horse (2006), The Further Adventures of the Queen Mum (2007), Harry Hill’s Fun Book (a spin-off from his Channel 4 TV show), and Harry Hill’s TV Burp Book (2009). He has subsequently released his debut comic album ‘Funny Times’. He has also released a selection of DVDs, Videos and Audio Books, many of which feature recordings of his sell-out live tours. To compound the sense that Harry Hill does everything and anything, Hill has had his own comic strip in The Dandy, entitled Harry Hill’s Real Life Adventures in TV Land. Hill has also starred in a weekly online comedy series on the ChannelFlip website and in late 2011 co-launched a music competition to find the next big act. Alongside his burgeoning career on television shows, Hill’s unique and instantly recognisable voice has also featured in a great deal of television commercials, and in 2008 he guest starred in the first episode of ChuckleVision. A supporter of Harrow Hill football club, when he discovered that Harrow Hill’s nickname was Harry Hill, he took to wearing one of their badges on his suit to show his support.
After the auspicious Perrier Award start, Harry Hill has pulled in the awards left right and centre. The Observer listed him among the UK’s top 50 comedians, and two years later, in 2005, he went one better, to be voted as amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever by comedy professionals. After winning two Highland Spring British Comedy Awards in 2006, Channel 4 topped his previous listings by placing him as number 5 in their 100 greatest stand-ups. With three BAFTAs across 2008 and 2009, and two more British Comedy Awards in 2009, he truly is a comedic force to be reckoned with.