Greg Davies is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor who first came to prominence as the infamously psychotic Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gilbert, in The Inbetweeners (Channel 4). His performance as Ken in Cuckoo (BBC3) alongside Andy Samberg, Taylor Lautner and Andie MacDowell earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Male Performance. He made a guest star appearance as King Hydroflax in the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special, and voiced ‘Balloon Man’ in the Warner Bros feature film Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.
Greg has written and starred in four series of his hit sitcom Man Down for Channel 4; his comedy hero Rik Mayall played the role of his father in one of his last on-screen performances. The show featured star guest appearances from Bond villain Steven Berkoff, Star Wars’ Mark Hamill and 1985 world snooker champion Dennis Taylor.
Greg is the host of the award-winning hit TV show Taskmaster (Dave) alongside assistant Alex Horne. The show is UKTV’s most successful original commission and its ongoing success has earned it a BAFTA and Emmy nomination and the award for Best Entertainment Show at the Broadcast Awards. Taskmaster has recently returned to our screens for series 9 in September 2019. He hosted the 2018 Royal Variety Performance Gala in front of HRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the London Palladium.
Greg’s debut solo stand-up show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and went on to have a three-time extended sell-out nationwide tour. His second tour show The Back of My Mum’s Head was even bigger, and both shows were released on DVD to become Top 10 Bestsellers. Greg’s third and largest tour You Magnificent Beast sold out venues nationwide and was extended multiple times due to phenomenal audience demand. The show was recorded as a Netflix special at London’s Hammersmith Apollo and was released to rave reviews in Spring 2018.
Greg’s numerous TV appearances include hosting Live at the Apollo, as well as guest appearances on shows such as Mock the Week, Would I Lie To You, Who Do You Think You Are, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Travel Man, Big Fat Quiz of the Year and Top Gear.
Greg was previously one third of the sketch trio We Are Klang, which performed four sell-out Edinburgh Festival shows and was nominated in 2006 for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. With We Are Klang, Greg wrote and starred in the group’s own sitcom series and a one-off comedy entertainment special for BBC Three.
“Greg Davies is undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy” – Evening Standard
“One of the best new sitcoms of recent times” – The Times on Man Down
“Laugh-out-loud funny” – The Independent
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