Alex Horne Profile

An award winning comedian Alex Horne has established a reputation among critics, comics and audiences as a thoughtful and original stand-up comedian and writer.

Alex Horne Profile

Award 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. His innovative style and penetrating wit have taken the corporate world by storm.

Whether giving a spoof ‘lecture’, hosting an interactive quiz or presenting an awards ceremony Alex Horne consistently surprises and delights his audience with his exceptional ability to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

To date Alex has brought six solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe, including 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 2010 after which Alex embarked on a 35 date national tour.

2010 saw Alex film his own documentary for BBC Four ‘The Games that Time Forgot: Cricket on Horseback and Other Forgotten Sports’, and return to Edinburgh with three shows; his brand new solo stand up show Odds, the innovative Jazz comedy show The Horne Section, and The Taskmaster-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’s other recent credits include The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4), The Percy Edwards Showdown (BBC Radio 4), The Verb (BBC Radio Three), Celebrity Matsermind and Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4).

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