Horne

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An award winning comedian and the 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 comedian and writer.

Alex is the creator and host of the potent comedy music show The Horne Section. Together, Alex and his five piece band create a heady mix of stand up comedy, cabaret performances and outlandish musical talent with special guests such as Ed Byrne, Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies, Neil Hannon, Tim Minchin, Al Murray and Peter Serafinowicz. The Horne Section has had sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival 2010-2013, as well as at The Soho Theatre, Lyric Theatre - Shaftesbury Avenue, The Criterion Theatre and The Hackney Empire. In 2011, The Horne Section was commissioned to make a one-off special for Radio 4, the success of which led to two full series, broadcast in 2012 and 2013 with a third due to be recorded this year. In 2012 the band accompanied Alex as guest host on Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

"Certainly the most charming and probably the funniest half-hour of the radio week"
The Guardian

To date Alex has brought seven solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe including 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. In 2013 Alex returned with his solo stand-up show Lies which has subsequently become a national UK tour.

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 his debut book Birdwatchingwatching. 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.

Numerous TV appearances include The Matt Lucas Awards, Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums, Celebrity Mastermind and The Games That Time Forgot, a documentary written and presented by Alex for BBC Four. He has also performed stand-up on Dave's One Night Stand.

Numerous radio credits include The Unbelievable Truth, It's Your Round, What's So Funny, Wordaholics, Front Row, The Percy Edwards Showdown, Loose Ends, The Guessing Game, Wondermentalist Cabaret for Radio 4 and The Verb (BBC Radio Three).

Alex hosts the Alex Horne Breaks the News podcast for Dave, which is now into its second series.

"This is the most inventive show I have seen this year"
The Observer











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