By profession Clive Anderson is a barrister. However he received his taste for comedy and performing when he studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge between 1972-5. He was president of the Cambridge Footlights for a year and wrote and performed in several revues including 'Stage Fright' which he directed.
First major appearance on television was in 1988 when he hosted the first series of the improvisational game show Whose Line Is It Anyway? for channel 4. There have been numerous series of this popular award-winning television programme. In 1989 Clive presented the first series of 9 programmes of his own comedy chat show - Clive Anderson Talks Back - for channel 4. He was awarded the television industry's comedy presenter of the year award in 1991 and in 1992 he won the award for top channel 4 presenter given by the British Comedy Awards.
Other appearances include hosting the BAFTA craft awards live for BBC TV, twice hosting the Evening Standard Film Awards for Thames TV and twice hosting the Olivier Awards for BBC. He very occasionally appears on other peoples programmes and has guested on Aspel & Company, Have I Got News For You and Don't Quote Me.
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