Frank Skinner | Speaker | Host | Comedian
TV presenter, author, writer, after dinner speaker and events host, Frank Skinner is a highly accomplished comedian who returned to BBC 2 with a topical comedy series, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated.
"You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would have them in stitches"
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Frank Skinner’s Opinionated showed Frank being joined by two fellow comedians and a studio audience to unpick the week’s most talked about news stories. The show toured the country stopping off in Norwich, Manchester, Glasgow and London and a second series has been commissioned for next year. Frank also writes a weekly column for The Times, as well as hosting Absolute Radio’s Saturday morning show - and he has recently completed filming a documentary for BBC Four investigating the largely unknown life of George Formby.
Frank reunited with David Baddiel to record a brand new series of podcasts for Absolute Radio throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, four years after they launched the World Cup’s first ever podcasts which were downloaded by over 1 million listeners and nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award.
In 2009 Frank completed the triple-extended, sell-out Credit Crunch Cabaret in London’s West End, offering recession-hit Londoners the chance to see some of the biggest names in live entertainment including Michael McIntyre, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Connie Fisher, Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) and Ian Broudie (Lightning Seeds) for just £10 a ticket; and authored a Panorama (BBC One) special on taste and decency as well as hosting Have I Got News For You? (BBC One) and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two).
Frank’s previous TV shows include The Frank Skinner Show (ITV 1), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show and ran for nine years, attracting 11 million viewers at its peak. He has written two books, the first of which was Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner, the top selling autobiography of 2002, spending 46 weeks in The Sunday Times Bestseller List. His second book, the Richard & Judy Book Club Award-winning Frank Skinner On The Road chronicled his 2007, sell-out, return to stand-up a decade after his then record-breaking 6,000-seater gig at Battersea Power Station. With David Baddiel, Frank created and presented Fantasy Football (BBC Two and ITV 1) and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned (ITV 1) while also, alongside the Lightning Seeds, attained three number one hits with the football anthem ‘Three Lions’.
"You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would have them in stitches."
"Britain's sharpest comic mind!"
- Andy Coulson, The Sun