Scottish comedian ALAN FRANCIS first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won Channel 4"s So You Think You"re Funny Award in 1991. Since then his reputation has grown as a writer, stand-up and actor.
On television works as a writer/performer on ALISTAIR McGOWAN"S BIG IMPRESSION (BBC 1 - 4 series). The show won Best Entertainment Show at the British Comedy Awards 2000.
Other television includes SPY TV, FIST OF FUN, BETWEEN THE LINES, the Alan Partridge Christmas Special KNOWING ME, KNOWING YULE, THE ALEXEI SAYLE SHOW, and ALAS SMITH AND JONES (all BBC), FUNNY FARM (STV) and BBC Scotland"s PULP VIDEO, COMEDY NATION (BBC), for which he also wrote and LENNY GOES TO TOWN (BBC), THE 11 O"CLOCK SHOW (Ch4) and STAND-UP (BBC). Most recently Alan appeared in THE LAST LAUGH... (BBC).
On radio Alan co-starred on THE ALAN DAVIES SHOW (Radio 4), which was nominated for the Best Radio Show at the 1998 British Comedy Awards. He has also contributed to ALAN"S BIG ONE FM (Radio 1), THE TREATMENT (Radio 5), THE BUZZ (Radio 4) and two series of SLICES OF LIFE WITH PHIL JUPITUS (Radio 1). He co-wrote and starred in radio 5"s Sony Award nominated COLIN.
In 2000 he supported RHONA CAMERON on her UK tour.
He was a co-writer on BIG IMPRESSION EURO 2004 with Alistair McGowan and Ronnie Ancona. As an actor he was in ANIMAL HOUSE (on Sky 1) and THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA, directed by Anthony Neilson"s. He also wrote and presented a 45 minute factual entertainment show for BBC Radio 4 called STAMP COLLECTING WITH LEGS.
What the press said about "Clobbered"
"the beautifully observed performances captures all the manic ambivalence of a Hello Magazine culture." THE TIMES
"Acutely observed character monologues…sardonic wit at its best. GO SEE" THE LIST
"Some of the most SINISTER and SURREAL comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen" THE SUNDAY HERALD
"A delightfully sour hour, excellently executed" EVENING STANDARD