According to Time Out (2005), STEPHEN GRANT is “… Britain’s best comedy compere and odd-job man.” And it’s not hard to see why. A cult figure at the triple award winning Chortle best comedy venue ‘Komedia’, where he plays host to over 900 people every weekend in Brighton, his live work as a headliner and compere can be seen in all the top UK venues. In August 1998 he made his Edinburgh debut at the Pleasance theatre, where he was the main subject of the 6 part TV series Edinburgh or Bust. In 2003 he returned with “Route 1”, an immediate critical five star success, which was followed in 2004 by another sold-out show, largely on the back of his notable performances at the notorious Late ‘n’ Live show.
A large proportion of Stephen’s work in TV and radio, he was the main comedy writer for Radio 1’s daytime programming from 1999 to 2003 and has written for everyone there from Zoe Ball to John Peel. Stephen is also a regular presenter on BBC Southern Counties Radio. Within the world of TV he has written and presented the BBC2 documentaries “Stephen Grant’s Journey to the Wasteland”. “The 29 Steps” and “The Estate We’re In”. More recently his programmes “The Brighton Festival” and “Noise” were broadcast on BBC1.
As a writer, Stephen is a columnist for Sussex Life and Sniff Petrol. Additionally, he’s the occasional TV reviewer for the Sunday Mirror, and is currently the ‘audience wrangler’ for STEPHEN FRY’S BBC2 series QI.
Part cheeky raconteur part soap box ranter Steve Parry uses his jovial chatty manner as a vehicle for sharp topical and observational material. Steve is also a respected improviser and is much in demand as compere. He has been a semi finalist in both the Daily Telegraph and So You Think You’re Funny comedy competitions and is a regular contributor to arts radio station 104.4 Resonance FM.
Steve is also a staff writer for the Frank Skinner Show and a commissioned writer for hit BBC sketch show Man Stroke Woman. As well as writing gags and sketches for the award-winning Radio 4 series Dead Ringers Steve is currently working on the legendary Basil Brush Show.