Steve Furst

Steve Furst

Before turning to comedy, Steve Furst toured the country playing in a glam rock tribute band called All That Glitters between 1985 and 1989.

He began his professional career writing for Chris Evans' Power Up show on BSB's Music channel in 1990.

Redundancy saw him set up Britain's first ever comedy magazine The Heckler which published 12 issues.

In 1992 he began to work as a stand-up, and in 1994 toured Britain in The Gary Glitter Story, whichspent six weeks in the West End.

In London he co-founded many clubs including The Double Six Club, The Youth Club and The Regency Rooms. The Regency Rooms spawned the character Lenny Beige.

In 2000 Steve began to pursue his comic acting, leaving Lenny Beige behind for a time.

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Late and live

BBC4's spoof news show returns

BBC Four has ordered another series of its tropical comedy show The Late Edition – but this time it will go out live.

The first three seasons of the spoof news programme, fronted by Marcus Brigstocke, have been recorded the day before transmission.

But the new 13-part series, which also features interviews with politicians and pundits alongside the comedy sketches, will come direct from BBC Television Centre in West London when it starts on September 28

Producer Bill Dare, who has previously worked on Spitting Image and Dead Ringers, joked: ‘Now that we're going live, I'll be able to cut down on the All-Bran.'

The programme also features regulars Andre Vincent and Steve Furst as well as a series of stand-up guests.

Click here to apply for free tickets to the shows.



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Published: 20 Aug 2006

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