Bill Bailey
Name: Bill Bailey
Hobbies/Interests: animals, music, guitar, piano
Charities: Asthma UK; BBC Children in Need; Teenage Cancer Trust

Bill Bailey brilliantly combines comedy with music.

His eclectic mix of tunes and gags really kicked off in 1995 when his live show Bill Bailey's Cosmic Jam won the Edinburgh Festival Critics Award.

Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003, and in 2007 he was voted number seven on Channel 4's hundred greatest stand-ups.

Bill has also turned his hand to acting, and co-starred in Dylan Moran's sitcom Black Books as the downtrodden Manny Bianco. He also makes an appearence in the new BBC ONE comedy Wild West starring Dawn French and written by Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye.

Bill regularly appears as team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.