Alex Horne
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Award winning comedian and 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, writer and solo performer.

To date Alex has brought seven solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. This year Alex returned with his solo stand-up show Seven Years In The Bathroom, The Taskmaster II - a one off show concluding a yearlong challenge in which Alex persuaded 20 of his favourite comedians to take part in a covert competition, and the innovative jazz comedy show The Horne Section which completed a run at the Soho Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith this year.

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 Alex’s debut book Birdwatchingwatching (Virgin Books). 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. It is due to be released in paperback next summer.

Previously, Alex filmed his own documentary for BBC Four The Games That Time Forgot: Cricket On Horseback And Other Forgotten Sports. Alex's other credits include the 2011 edition of The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4), The Percy Edwards Showdown (BBC Radio 4), The Verb (BBC Radio Three), Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), and an appearance on Celebrity Mastermind (BBC2).

Alex’s world record attempt to be the world’s oldest man can now be followed on the innocent sponsored website:

Alex’s innovative style and penetrating wit allows him to make every performance individual. Whether giving a spoof ‘lecture’, hosting an interactive quiz (see below) or presenting an awards ceremony Alex Horne consistently surprises and delights his audience with his exceptional ability to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

The Horne Lectures & Quiz
For corporate clients he can use his comedic skills, combined with the niftiest use of Powerpoint on the circuit, to create a unique, bespoke performance. Renowned for his hilarious lecture-like shows, Alex - assisted ably by the Edinburgh Festival Award winner Tim Key - offers a spoof seminar for every occasion (see downloadable media for further details).

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