Lee Mack is one of the UK’s most recognisable and celebrated comics. His relentless determination to have fun is marvellously infectious, while his energy, finely crafted one-liners, and quick ad-libs have made Lee a firm favourite in households across the country.
Lee first came to prominence winning So You Think You’re Funny at the 1995 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Five years later, he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award (Perrier) for his sketch comedy show, which also included comic actress Catherine Tate. Since then he has performed multiple, hugely successful stand-up tours across the country and in more recent years has been selling out some of the UK’s biggest theatres with long-time collaborators David Mitchell and Rob Brydon.
Since 2006 Lee has been starring, writing and Exec Producing the BBC’s multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed sitcom Not Going Out. It is the longest-running sitcom on air in the UK the show and is a landmark British sitcom after reaching its 100th episode this year. As the quick-witted team captain on Would I Lie To You, alongside Rob Brydon and David Mitchell, 2020 saw Lee’s performance on this show win him a BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. Lee exhibited all of his whit and charm in June 2022 while hosting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace to over 13 million viewers, as well as hosting the 2022 Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall where he first performed stand-up at back in 2010.
As an actor Lee has appeared in Brassic, Inside No.9, Dr Who, Murder They Hope, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, and Semi-Detached. In 2018 he made his West End stage debut starring in Molière’s The Miser and performed in a guest spot for Bleak Expectations at the Criterion Theatre in June 2023. He is currently one of the lead performer’s in Steven Moffat’s The Unfriend at the West End’s Wyndham Theatre.
As a host Lee is also known for ITV’s hugely successful Saturday night game show The 1% Club. Recently airing it’s second series after being immediately recommissioned after the success of the first series. Lee’s performance was nominated for Best Entertainment Performance at this year’s BAFTAs and the show won Best Quiz Show at this year’s National Television Awards. Lee has also become an integral supporter, and sometime soccer player, for UNICEF’s Soccer Aid charity, which, somewhat incredibly, saw him scoring the winning goals for the World XI team in 2021 and 2022.