Joe Cornish

Joe Cornish

Date of birth: 20-12-1968
A film director whose credits include Ant-Man and Attack the Block, Cornish came to attention as one half of the Adam & Joe double act, whose cult Channel 4 series, supposedly shot in their bedsit, ran from 1996 to 2001. He and Adam Buxton, who met at Westminster School, also hosted a cult radio series for XFM.
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Adam & Joe return to 6 Music

15 month 'sabbatical' over

Comedy duo Adam and Joe are to return to BBC 6 Music.

They return to their Saturday morning slot in April, 15 months after they announced they were leaving after an extended sabbatical.

During their time away from the station, Joe Cornish directed the forthcoming Attack The Block, while Adam Buxton presented Adam's Big Mixtape for 6 Music.

Buxton said: 'I can't wait to get back to our show on Saturdays, I've really missed doing it. Not that I haven't been every bit as busy as Joe. I've created several new filing systems for my CDs and DVDs, successfully reunited over 20 odd socks with their partners and learned to understand the language of ants (though I'm finding Dec's more of a problem).

'It's been fun but I'm looking forward to talking rubbish and playing brilliant music with Joe again.'

Bob Shennan, controller of 6 Music, added: 'I know listeners have been missing Adam and Joe's warm and witty banter from their Saturday mornings so I'm enormously pleased to welcome back their Sony Award-winning show to the network.'

Adam and Joe return initially for a 12-week run, though the BBC says further series will be announced 'in due course'.

Their show won a Sony Gold Award for Best Comedy Show last year.

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Published: 1 Mar 2011

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