Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Frank Skinner Man In A Suit Review & Interview Tour DVD…..
Frank Skinner is one of the greatest funny men of Britain. He’s a chat show host, panel show presenter and hugely successful comedian.
Skinner was born in West Bromwich and the youngest of four children born to former semi-professional footballer John Collins. He has a Masters degree in English Literature his parents calling him ‘Graham’ – the UK has fallen in Love with Frank over the last 25 years.
Frank shot to fame after winning the Perrier award for comedy in 1991. He hasn’t performed stand-up comedy since 2008 and is now back with a brand new tour and DVD for 2014 ‘A Man In A Suit’.
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Enjoy an exclusive interview with Frank Skinner…..
After graduating, he spent three and a half years on unemployment benefit before finding work as a lecturer in English at Halesowen College. In 1987 he decided to give stand-up comedy a try on the side.
Skinner performed his first stand-up gig in 1987 and made his television debut a year later. In 1990 he co-wrote and starred in the comedy variety show Packet Of Three on Channel 4 but continued to see his reputation as a stand-up grow.
Before becoming a full-time performer in 1989, he suffered a bout of influenza in September 1986 that made him give up drinking, and he remains a high-profile recovering alcoholic.
Skinner won the 1991 Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, beating Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard. He has worked with David Baddiel, notably on the popular late night entertainment show Fantasy Football League, from 1994–2004, and on Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned from 2000 to 2005.
The duo also co-wrote and performed the football song “Three Lions” with the Lightning Seeds and the England national football team for Euro 96, and re-released it for the 1998 World Cup. The song reached #1 in the UK charts both times.
In 2001, he released his autobiography Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner, which became a bestseller. The accompanying TV show, Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner, in which Skinner showed where he lived as a child and interviews with Skinner, his friends and family members, was recorded and shown on ITV in 2001.
Since then he’s been a TV regular and household name.
Article uploaded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 17th November 2014. Frank Skinner Audio supplied by Avalon.