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George Lewis is a comedian from Stockport who has appeared on the Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), hosted Top Gear Extra Gear (BBC 2, 3 & Worldwide) and was the winner of Celebrity Mastermind (Specialist subject: Oasis).
He has also written for 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, Hypothetical (Dave), BBC Radio 4 and has a weekly football column in The Times.
He has been tour support for Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Russell Kane and Josh Widdicombe.
Early in his career, he followed in the footsteps of Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall, to win the Amused Moose National New Comic Award. He also won several other competitions, was selected to perform as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve and was a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist.
As a presenter, George was named as the host of Top Gear Extra Gear in 2017 and he has interviewed stars such as Warwick Davis, Gordon Ramsay, Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent for Comic Relief.
Stand Up Sketch Show- ITV2- 2019
Jokes (Pilot) – ITV2 – 2018
Celebrity Mastermind – BBC One – 2018
Dog Ate My Homework – CBBC – 2017
Top Gear: Extra Gear – BBC Three/Two/America – 2017
Comic Relief/British Airways – Social – 2017
New Comedy Award – BBC R4 – 2016
Pleasance Reserve – Edinburgh Fringe – 2016
Have I Got News for You
8 out of 10 Cats
BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017
Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016
Runner up: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016
WINNER: Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2015
WINNER: Comedy Cafe New Act Night 2015
WINNER: Amused Moose National New Comic 2015
WINNER: Nando's New Comedian of the Year 2014
WINNER: Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2014
"Whether he’s talking about his adventures in truancy or hot oil massage, he speaks with such polished delivery and genuine ability that you can’t help but enjoy his set… He interacts with his audience so well that you’d think he’d invited them himself. Lewis has indisputably funny bones "
– Ed Fest Mag
"A witty, self-deprecating and downright hilarious set from this accomplished comic "
"‘A Man, a Plan…’ is an absorbing tale packed with fine gags… woven through are some lovely observations, his characterisation of TK Maxx is damningly spot on… a plucky everyman with more calculated wit than he lets on, expect to see plenty more of Lewis soon "
– The Scotsman
"Lewis is a witty, awkwardly charismatic comic, he’d be right at home on a panel show "
"That accolade went to George Lewis for the sheer inventive strength of his writing. He’s clearly a linguaphile… But there’s also a context that makes his routines more than a parade of one-liners, as he paints himself as a loveable loser, especially in love. An expert craftsman, Lewis deservedly adds this title to the 2015 Amused Moose Award, which he won at the Edinburgh Fringe last month "
"George Lewis stood out as the funniest. At the very least because every single one of his gags got full laughter… plenty of intuitive subversive humour [and] his geeky self-assurance made the audience erupt. 9/10 "
– Arts Award Voice
MONORAY ACQUIRES GEORGE'S BOOK DON’T PANIC!
Don’t Panic! is the essential book for new dads, preparing them for the confusing, emotional – and funny – rollercoaster ahead.
From birth to pre-school, EVERYTHING you need to know is covered. The book is packed with useful tips, inside knowledge and hilarious real-life stories from George’s friends and fellow comedians, who know exactly what it’s like to take your first steps as a new parent, including, Adam Kay, Andy Parsons, Carl Donnelly, Elis James, Iain Stirling, Ivo Graham, Jen Brister, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Matt Crosby, Rich Hall, Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Kane & Sindhu Vee.
‘So funny you’ll be glad you’re having a baby!’ – Josh Widdicombe
‘Great advice – funny enough to read if it wasn’t’ – Romesh Ranganathan
Don’t Panic! will be published by Monday on 3rd February 2022, priced £12.99. You can pre-order on Amazon here or from a local independent bookshop here.
FOOTBALL COLUMN IN THE TIMES
George will be writing a weekly football column in the Times Sport. The articles, which are funny take on the week’s action, will appear every Monday in the Times’ award-winning supplement The Game. They are also available to read at TheTimes.co.uk
GEORGE TEAMS UP WITH BA & COMIC RELIEF
George Lewis has teamed up with British Airways and Comic Relief to rewrite BA’s inflight safety video. The video stars Asim Chaudhry as Chabuddy G, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Ian McKellan, Gillian Anderson, Rowan Atkinson, Gordon Ramsey, Warwick Davis, Rob Brydon & Jim Broadbent.
Watch the video here:
And watch George behind the scenes with the cast here:
GEORGE TO HOST TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR
Multi-award winning stand-up, George Lewis, has just been announced as the new anchor for Top Gear’s companion show, Extra Gear.
Shot in the Top Gear studio each week, George will join Chris Harris and Rory Reid to take viewers behind the scenes on films from the new series of Top Gear, including deleted scenes and the funniest moments that didn’t make the final cut.
The show will air on BBC Three at 9:00pm from Sunday 5th March.
GEORGE IS A BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD FINALIST
George has beaten over 700 other stand up comics to make it to the final of the BBC New Comedy Award which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Catch George’s set from the final in the Video section of the website.
PLEASANCE RESERVE FOR GEORGE
George has landed a spot in the highly sought after Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe. Run by Pleasance, and supported by the Charlie Harthill Special Reserve Fund, the Reserve is one of the most sought after showcases for up-and-coming comedy talent at the Edinburgh Fringe.
LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - RUNNER UP
George placed runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition hosted at The Y Theatre, Leicester.