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Alex Horne

Alex HorneAward winning comedian and star and co-creator (alongside Tim Key and Mark Watson) of two series of BBC Four’s comedy quiz show We Need Answers, Alex Horne has established a reputation among critics, comics and audiences as a thoughtful and original stand-up, writer and solo performer.

To date Alex Horne has brought seven solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2011 Alex Hornereturned with his solo stand-up show Seven Years In The Bathroom, The Taskmaster II – a one off show concluding a year long challenge in which Alex persuaded 20 of his favorite comedians to take part in a covert competition.

Alex Horne is also part of the innovative jazz comedy show The Horne Section which completed a run at The Edinburgh Festival in 2011, Soho Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith theatres and played to sold out audiences at The Criterion in the West End throughout November and December.

Previous shows included 2004’s Chortle Award winning Every Body Talks, and 2005’s When In Rome which went on to be Alex’s first national tour. In 2007, Alex performed Birdwatching to critical acclaim at the Fringe. The show went on to tour nationally in 2009 coinciding with the release of Alex’S debut book Birdwatchingwatching (Virgin Books).

Alex’s second book Wordwatching, based on his 2008 Edinburgh show, was released in January 2010 after which Alex embarked on a 35 date national tour, and is due to be released in paperback next summer.

Previously, Alex Horne filmed his own documentary for BBC Four The Games That Time Forgot: Cricket On Horseback And Other Forgotten Sports, was a part of We Need Answers Series 1 & 2, Dave’s One Night Stand and Steve Coogan’s Brain Candy.

Alex’s other credits include the 2011 edition of The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4), It’s Your Round (BBC Radio 4), The Percy Edwards Showdown (BBC Radio 4), The Verb (BBC Radio Three), Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), and an appearance on Celebrity Mastermind (BBC2).

Quotes about Alex Horne

“A beguiling blend of the smart and stupid… a real delight.”
The Sunday Times

A quick witted and genial comedian” – The Independent

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