Sean Hughes started his career in the late 80’s at the Comedy Store, and his first Edinburgh show, A One Night Stand with Sean Hughes won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award. As an actor, he has starred in numerous TV shows and in Alan Parker’s film The Commitments, the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon and performed in the West End in As You Like It with Sienna Miller.
His TV and radio credits include writing and starring in the cult favourite Sean’s Show for Channel 4, and he was made a team captain on the hit show Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). Sean also hosted his own show on BBC Radio 6 and has written two critically acclaimed best-selling novels, The Detainees and It’s What He Would Have Wanted. Sean returned to Edinburgh last year with his acclaimed show Penguins, which won him a prestigious Herald Angel Award, and continues his podcast Under the Radar, which was featured in iTunes ‘Best of 2014’ top 20.