The English comedian is best known for presenting ITV’s ‘You’ve Been Framed’ and 11 years of ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’. An icon of British comedy; his prolific career began in the early 90s, and has since lead to a series of successes in cinema, TV, on stage and in literature.
Formerly known as Matthew Keith Hall, Hill’s first love was chemistry. He trained as a doctor, but felt a disconnection to his work, stating that he didn’t really like the job and felt conflicted. He transitioned into the world of comedy in 1990, winning the Perrier Award at Edinburgh Fringe just two years later. From this point on, Hill’s career soared, working on popular radio shows before taking to TV in 1994 with ‘Fruit Fancies’.
‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’ received a lot of praise in its years and recorded up to 8 million viewers in some seasons. It was voted the ‘Best Comedy Entertainment Programme’ in 2007, the ‘Best British TV Panel/Satire Show in 2008’, and in 2009, Hill had several BAFTA awards under his belt. The show was finally cancelled in 2012 to allow Hill to work on his other projects, such as ‘The Harry Hill Movie’ released in 2013.
The national treasure is best known for his distinctive comic style. He offers audiences light-heartened and silly humour that inevitably draws smiles, irresistible to his expressive faces, and cheeky, quick wit. This arguably lends to his ability to entertain children, where Hill’s ‘Whopping Joke Book’ awarded him the best-selling children’s author of 2008. Hill now returns in 2018 with his first tour in five years ‘How To Be Funny - For Kids’, coinciding with the release of his sequel to ‘Matt Millz’ in 2017; ‘Matt Millz Stands Up’.