Dan Clark

Dan Clark

Date of birth: 03-07-1976

Best known for the BBC Three series How Not to Live Your Life, which he wrote and starred in as Don Danbury, Dan Clark’s first television appearance was in a December 1996 episode of Only Fools and Horses, playing a character called Scott.

The following year he formed the Electric Eel sketch group with Adam G Goodwin and Cliff Kelly, making their Edinburgh debut in 1998.

In 1999, the trio made a Comedy Lab pilot Channel Four entitled Roy Dance Is Dead, about a group of estate agents, which led to a full series – The Estate Agents – in 2002.

His other credits include The Mighty Boosh – where he played Johnny Two Hats – French & Saunders, My Family and the ITV comedy drama series The Complete Guide to Parenting.

How Not to Live Your Life started life as a series of shorts on the Paramount Comedy Channel, where he would act out lists such as ‘Ten things you shouldn't wear on a date’, which led to the BBC commission. A pilot was made in 2007; with the first full series airing in autumn 2008, and the second in autumn 2009. A third series has been commissioned for 2010.

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Revealed: Julia Davis' next project

Six-part series for Channel 4

Julia Davis is to make a six-part Channel 4 comedy about a fading breakfast TV show presenter.

In Morning Has Broken, the Nighty Night and Hunderby star will play a TV host called Gail Sinclair, working on a programme riven with offscreen tensions.

‘After eight glorious years of high ratings and winning awards, things begin to go wrong for Sinclair when the programme begins to lose viewers and tensions break out within the production team,’ said the broadcaster.

The plot seems to have echoes of the troubles that have beset ITV’s breakfast shows.

A pilot was made in the summer, and has now been picked up by Channel 4's head of comedy Phil Clarke and commissioning editor Rachel Springett,

The show, unveiled at Channel 4’s Upfronts events, will be made by production company Brown Eyed Boy produced by Gary Reich and directed by How Not To Live Your Life star Dan Clark.

It is expected to air sometime next year.

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Published: 11 Nov 2014


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2002

Electric Eel

Edinburgh Fringe 2003

Dan Clark: 57 Minutes

Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Dan Clark: Erotic Neurotic

Edinburgh Fringe 2006

Dan Clark: The Day iLost My iPod

Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Dan Clark: Unfangled

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Dan Clark: 3 Nights Only

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Wow Wow Show! with Dan Clark


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