Hugh Dennis is widely known to the British public as one of the funniest comedians in the public eye today. The Kettering-born comic took his first steps into entertainment at a young age, becoming a member of Cambridge University’s amateur dramatics society Footlights. Making a name for himself performing alongside his comedic partner in crime Steve Punt, Hugh went on to become a much sought-after performer in British comedy.
Hugh’s skills as a comedy impressionist saw him feature as a voice actor for the satirical puppet show Spitting Image early on in his career. During its early stages, Hugh performed his comedy act on the weekends, teaming up with his fellow comedian Steve Punt. Some of his most significant television features were his appearances as a contestant on several comedy panel shows, including Have I Got News for You, QI, Would I Lie To You? and They Think It’s All Over.
In addition, Hugh also achieved success in radio, featuring in numerous radio shows such as The Party Line, Punt and Dennis and It’s Been a Bad Week. He achieved a significant breakthrough upon featuring in the sketch comedy show The Mary Whitehouse Experience, which was adapted for television and eventually broadcast on BBC Two. Having been introduced to a mainstream audience through his numerous television appearances, Hugh’s original, risqué style of comedy saw him achieve popularity with viewers across the nation. His amusing comedic style lent itself to complementing his notable colleague Frankie Boyle.
Rising to prominence in the broadcasting world, Hugh soon also began to embark on a successful career as an actor. He appeared in several well-known sitcoms, including Outnumbered, Revolting People, Not Going Out and My Hero. In addition, Hugh enjoyed popularity as a host for an array of television programmes, presenting The Great British Countryside and Oz and Hugh Raise the Bar. Gifted with a deadpan style, emotive facial expressions and some truly outrageous material, Hugh is widely considered to be one of the greatest British comics in the country today. His wealth of experience performing in various areas of entertainment has ensured his ability to entertain audiences of all shapes and sizes.
His inventive style of comedy has seen Hugh draw upon a number of comedic influences, making him a truly exciting act to watch. As a result, Hugh continues to enjoy popularity as an ideal booking for numerous different events.
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