Established as one of Britain’s well-loved and biggest comedy stars, Jack Dee has captured the imagination of audiences and critics with his dry humour and deadpan delivery.
His TV career began in 1991 with Channel 4’s The Jack Dee Show, and he went on to write and star in many acclaimed TV comedies, including Jack Dee’s Saturday Night and Jack Dee’s Happy Hour. In 2004, he hosted the BAFTA-nominated Jack Dee Live at the Apollo.
Since then he has had sell-out tours nationally and internationally, received two Golden Arrow awards for his part in the now famous John Smith Bitter commercials — where he became known as 'the midget with the widget' as he is only 5'3'' — and won the Top Television Comedy Personality at the 1995 British Comedy Awards.
In 2009, Jack replaced Humphrey Lyttelton as the chairman of the widely adored BBC Radio 4 ‘antidote to panel games’ I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue. Jack has also co-written and starred in two of his own sitcoms, four series of the marvellously funny Lead Balloon for BBC Two, and two series of the hit ITV show Bad Move.
Jack returned to the road after a six-year absence from stand-up with an eighteen-month sell-out tour in 2012/2013 which culminated in the release of his sixth DVD, So What. He is currently touring a brand-new show Off The Telly around the UK.
He developed and appeared in the collaborative live show called Jack Dee’s HelpDesk, which toured live around the country and was broadcast on BBC Two in the run up to the 2015 general election, the 2016 EU referendum and the 2017 presidential inauguration. Also, in the run up to the EU referendum Jack starred in Channel 4’s topical comedy series Power Monkeys.
In 2015 Jack became the host of the hugely popular show The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Apprentice: You’re Hired, in which the newly fired candidate from The Apprentice was grilled and shown their best and funniest moments from the series.
Jack has starred as Geoff in three series of the hit BBC sitcom Josh, and is also the author of a compelling bestselling autobiography, Thanks For Nothing.
In 2022, Jack took his stand-up comedy show Off The Telly across the country.