Hugh Dennis is a comedian, writer, actor, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for his work with comedy partner Steve Punt and for the comedy series ‘Outnumbered’ and ‘Mock the Week’.
A skilled impressionist, Hugh did voices for Spitting Image and appeared with Steve as resident support comics on two TV series hosted on the BBC by Jasper Carrott.
The pair then formed half of ‘The Mary Whitehouse Experience’ on BBC Radio 1, later graduating to a television series. His radio work with Steve Punt includes over a decade of performing Punt and Dennis, It’s Been a Bad Week and The Now Show as well as writing The Party Line. On The Now Show he headlines with Punt, Mitch Benn, Laura Shavin, Jon Holmes and Marcus Brigstocke.
Hugh has performed on various TV and radio shows, including The Imaginatively Titled Punt and Dennis Show and sitcom Me, You and Him. He has guest hosted Have I Got News For You and played obnoxious GP Piers Crispin in BBC sitcom My Hero. He is friends with Chris Morris and has had cameos on Brass Eye. He is in huge demand as a voiceover artist and he currently appears on the panel game Mock the Week, in which he frequently refers to Showaddywaddy and car insurance.
Hugh also cycled the mountain stage of the 2007 Tour de France, a fact that he discussed and was pilloried for on the fifth series of Mock the Week!
Since August 2007, Hugh has starred in the hit BBC comedy ‘Outnumbered,’ a semi-improvised sitcom based around family life which has won numerous awards.
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