Actor & Writer
Hugh Dennis is probably best known for his role as the Dad in the award-winning BBC 1 Sitcom OUTNUMBERED, as a regular member of the panel on BBC 2’s MOCK THE WEEK, and for Radio 4’s THE NOW SHOW.
He began his performing career in 1985, as one half of double act “Punt and Dennis”. Regulars at London’s Comedy Store and Jongleurs, they soon moved on to Channel 4’s Saturday Live and teamed up with Jasper Carrott to appear on all three series on CARROTT CONFIDENTIAL for BBC1.
THE MARY WHITEHOUSE EXPERIENCE followed, running for 45 shows on Radio One, during which time it won the Sony Award for Best Comedy before transferring to BBC2 where it achieved instant success and a cult following, enabling them to embark on the national sell-out MILKY MILKY tour. They were then given their own PUNT AND DENNIS show on BBC 1. Hugh combined this with being one of the regular voice artists for SPITTING IMAGE, playing the part of Dr Piers Crispin in 6 series of MY HERO for BBC1, and being a guest presenter for HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU
As a writer, his books include THE MARY WHITEHOUSE EXPERIENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE PUNT AND DENNIS INSTANT LIBRARY, and THE NOW SHOW BOOK OF RECORDS. He is also a contributor to the Sunday Telegraph Review Section and along with Steve Punt and Nick Hancock he wrote ME, YOU AND HIM, a six part comedy for ITV.
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Founder, Kitchen Table Partners
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