Award-winning television comedian
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Dom Joly is an award-winning television comedian. His first TV series, Trigger Happy TV, was a prime-time Friday night hit for four years running on Channel 4, from 2000 – 2004. It went on to be sold in over fifty countries world-wide and win several awards including the Silver Rose of Montreux.
Since then Dom has made TV shows for the BBC, Five and Sky One, including World Shut Your Mouth and the acclaimed travel series Dom Joly’s Happy Hour. In early 2010 Dom filmed a documentary on Tintin for Channel 4, entitled Dom Joly and The Black Island. In 2010 Dom appeared on the hit ITV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and in the following year toured a one man show throughout the UK recounting tales of his life in the broadcasting world. 2012 saw Dom return to playing pranks on unsuspecting members of the public with his acclaimed Saturday Night ITV show Fool Britannia.
Dom is a columnist for the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, as well as an award-winning travel writer for the Sunday Times. He also contributes to the Sun.
Also an author, his third book, The Dark Tourist – in which he travelled to North Korea, Iran, Chernobyl, Lebanon and Cambodia – published by Simon and Schuster in 2010, was well received and has been released as an audio-book. Dom’s fourth book, Scary Monsters & Super Creeps: In Search of the World’s Most Hideous Beasts was published by Simon & Schuster in August 2012 and see’s Dom travelling the world in search of mythical monsters. In 2015, Dom released his autobiography, Here Comes the Clown: A Stumble Through Show Business in which he recollects snippets of his life after Trigger Happy and the strange events that followed as a newly branded celebrity.
Dom has featured in and directed campaigns for Skoda, Bing, Marmite, Shell, Barclays, Tango, Comet, Cadburys Twisted, Birdseye, as well as music videos for Ian Brown and Wig-Wam (Alex James from Blur and Betty Boo).
"Dom was extremely professional and a great brand ambassador."
"Dom [was] really well received by the audience and fellow panellists alike.. [his] presentation [was] very funny and anecdotal, which the audience responded well to – we were particularly pleased to discover that Dom actually went to school with Christopher Nolan!" Sky Movies Debate: Which Is The Best Batman Movie?
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for hooking us up with Dom Joly for our British Computer Society ‘Information Heroes’ campaign and for being generally lovely. I’ve heard back from [the client] that everything ran smoothly on the day, that Dom was a pleasure to work with and that he’s very pleased with the results, so many thanks…" Information Heroes Campaign