Alexander Horne is a British comedian who made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000 with his show, How To Avoid Huge Ships. He is the creator and co-host of BAFTA award-winning, comedy panel-show, Taskmaster. He is also the host and bandleader of The Horne Section, a comedic band with whom he runs their eponymous podcast, as well as their music variety show which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Dave.
Alex was nominated for the Perrier award for his show How To Make Fish Laugh and in 2004 he won a Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act. He has toured Roman towns of the UK with his show When in Rome and written two books based on his Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows Birdwatching and Wordwatching. Alex became the first comedian to perform in Second Life for a feature on Sky News.
Alex's TV appearances include being a contestant on Countdown, and has been a dictionary corner guest many times on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, We Need Answers, Celebrity Mastermind, Comic Relief, Britain in Bed, chaired Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and appeared on The Matt Lucas Awards where he won The Bravest Guest Award.
Alex co-created the YouTube series No More Jockeys during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown in the UK, itself based upon their earlier BBC web series No More Women. Horne also co-hosts the YouTube channel Bad Golf.