Acclaimed comedian, journalist and TV presenter, Dom Joly is best known as the star of Trigger Happy TV, an internationally popular hidden camera show that was sold to over seventy countries worldwide. A hilarious individual that brings a room to life, Dom Joly is a superb addition to any event, function or corporate after dinner event. Initially recruited to work as a producer on Channel 4’s political discussion programme ITN’s House to House, he soon went on to work for The Mark Thomas Comedy Product as a result of his political knowledge.
After Dom created his own show, War of the Flea for the Paramount Comedy Channel, he discovered his love and talent for comedy. This was when he decided to develop the brilliant and much loved Trigger Happy TV. The highly popular TV show went onto be a worldwide success and was nominated for three British Comedy Awards, and won the Silver Rose of Montreux, the BBC Two Award for Best Comedy and the Loaded/Goodfella Comedy Newcomer of the Year.
As a highly intellectual and multi-talented individual, Dom has also written for a number of publications such as the The Independent, where he wrote a spoof column called Cooper Brown: He’s Out There. Furthermore, he also published a number of books including the travel books, The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World’s Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations and Scary Monsters and Super Creeps.
As a result of his wide knowledge on travel and other cultures, Dom became a special correspondent for The Independent at the Beijing Olympics as well as featuring on BBC Radio Five Live’s Drive programme, where he gave the latest updates from Beijing. A creator of some of the most hilarious sketches and jokes and has previously been stated as ‘the funniest man in Britain’, Dom will provide pure entertainment to any event he attends, whether it’s to host or as an act, Dom will make the event one to remember.
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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