Clive Anderson is a barrister by training, but is best known for being an award-winning and versatile, broadcaster and comedy writer. Winner of the British Comedy Award in 1991, Clive began his success during his 15-year law career with stand-up comedy and script writing, before rising to fame as the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on radio and then television.
Clive went on to front ten series of his own show, Clive Anderson Talks Back and four series of Clive Anderson All Talk. As well as presenting several other TV and radio programmes, he has made many guest appearances on shows such as Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock the Week, and The Bubble. Clive has been the unflappable host of live events and award ceremonies for BAFTA, the London Evening Standard Film Awards, the Chortle Awards and the Olivier Awards and has fronted other events and programmes ranging from the Proms to politics.
Along with anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota, he hosts Mystic Britain for showtime-owned Smithsonian Channel. The 10-part series followed them travelling across the UK to explore ancient places and rituals, investigating the strange and sacred beliefs of Britain’s past with the help of scientists, archaeologists and historians.
He writes for a variety of comedians, radio and TV programmes, for several national newspapers and magazines, hosts a variety of award ceremonies and continues to present Loose Ends and Unreliable Evidence (both BBC Radio 4).