Comedian, radio/TV writer and presenter; by profession Clive Anderson is a barrister. He developed his flair for comedy and performing when he studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge between 1972 and 1975. Clive Anderson is a man of many talents. He has several TV writing credits to his name including: ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’ (BBC), ‘Alas Smith and Jones’ (BBC) and ‘Around Midnight’ (LWT).
Clive Anderson is also an accomplished performer on Stage, as a stand up comedian in the early 80’s; on Radio, as host of ‘The Cabaret Upstairs’; and on TV as host and Chairman of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. Which has been running for many years. The show appeared on BBC Radio 4 in 1988, before transferring to the small screen on C4. Clive Anderson was the Chairman for both. Another long running show ‘Clive Andersen Talks Back’ went ten series and another series, Clive Anderson’s “All talk” began in October 1996.
Clive Anderson is not just known for comedy, he has presented several documentaries for the BBC and C4. Following the success of the six part series for the BBC, entitled ‘Our Man In’. Where Clive was sent around the world, to out-of-the-way places; a further series was screened in early 96.
Clive Anderson was awarded the TV industry’s ‘Comedy Presenter of the Year’ in 1991; and he won an award from the British Comedy Awards for the ‘Top Channel 4 Presenter’ in 1992. He has also hosted several Awards Ceremonies – BAFTA Craft Awards and The Evening Standard Film Awards; and hosted a live 2 hour special of ‘The Channel 4 Debate’, during the last General Election.
Clive has written articles for ‘The Times’, ‘The Observer’, ‘The Listener’; and has a regular column in ‘The Sunday Correspondent’.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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