Rhod Gilbert has established himself as one of the leading and most original comedy talents in the country. He has enjoyed many successful years as a star of television and radio and continues to uphold his esteemed reputation as a seasoned host, prolific writer and first-class live performer.
He has hosted several series of BBC Two's hugely popular show You're Fired: interviewing outgoing candidates and taking a light-hearted look at events in The Apprentice. He regularly hosts Have I Got News For You? and hosted a series of BBC Two's now-defunct iconic music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and two series of Ask Rhod Gilbert; his own panel show for BBC One.
The hugely successful, long-running series Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience continues; Rhod writes and presents the programmes, and as an Associate Producer is proudly involved in all aspects of the production. The acclaimed series airs on BBC One in Wales, and BBC Two across the network. Along the way, Rhod has tried his hand at all manner of jobs from being a Bin man in South Wales to Butler to a Lord, an RAF Fighter Pilot – and most recently, as a Care Worker. Rhod has been awarded 'Best Presenter' and the series has scooped 'Best Factual Series' at the BAFTA Cymru Awards.
Rhod is a regular on hit panel shows Qi, Would I Lie To You? and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdownand has taken part in the Bafta-award winning series Taskmaster. As a stand-up, he has performed on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live At the Apollo – performing iconic stand-up sets and hosting twice. He has also had the honour of performing twice on The Royal Variety Performance.
Further afield, Rhod embarked on a treacherous adventure through Nepal, teaming up with Greg Davies in World's Most Dangerous Roads for BBC Two. He later starred in, and produced Rhod Gilbert vs Kilimanjaro, which followed him leading a trek to Africa's highest peak in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre. There was no camera crew, and never any intention to broadcast the journey, but, as a special one-off feature, BBC One Wales transmitted the footage captured by Rhod and his companions on their extraordinary adventure. Rhod continues to be a proud patron of Velindre and has since lead fundraising treks in Peru and Patagonia.
A natural and accomplished presenter, Rhod hosted his own weekly Saturday morning show for BBC Radio Wales from 2007 until 2019. Blending music, comedy and idle banter, the show was renowned for its irreverent and ill-informed opinion. After twelve very happy years Rhod stepped down from BBC Radio Wales to focus on his touring commitments. He has since launched a new comedy podcast The Froth, alongside his comedy writer wife, Sian Harries. Described as 'Yesterday's Non-News, Today', each week, they focus forensically on frothy stuff; joined by special guests to chat nonsense in an antidote to the serious news cycle.
On BBC Radio 2, Rhod has stepped in to host Steve Wright in The Afternoon, and has held the reins for both Graham Nortonand Dermot O'Leary. He hosted a one-off special: Rhod Gilbert's New Year's Resolutions which went out live on New Year's Day. Early in his career, Rhod wrote and recorded a full series for the station; Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs. Featuring regular guests, stand-up comedians and live music, the show was nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Academy Award. His early stand-up world was also depicted in a one-off sitcom; Rhod Gilbert's Leaving Llanbobl.
Rhod is truly cemented as one of the foremost touring acts in the country with several sold-out nationwide tours under his belt. He was a sell-out sensation at the Edinburgh festival every year from 2005 – 2012 and has been invited to perform at every major international festival in the world.
His debut live DVD – Rhod Gilbert & The Award-Winning Mince Pie – was released in 2009 and claimed the title for the year's fastest selling debut stand-up DVD entering the stand-up chart at number 3. His second DVD – Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst was released in 2010, and was followed by The Man With the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo in 2012.
After a six-year hiatus, Rhod returned to stand-up in 2019 and toured the UK with his highly anticipated show entitled The Book of John. The show was met with widespread critical acclaim and scooped an award for 'Best Tour' in the 2020 Chortle Awards.