Clive Anderson at Star Business Awards

VIP guest: Clive Anderson
VIP guest: Clive Anderson
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Television presenter and comedy writer Clive Anderson has been named the guest of honour and principal speaker at this year’s Star Business Awards.

The barrister turned chat show and panel game host and stand up comedian, is known for his razor sharp humour and hilarious anecdotes.

His comedy writing credits include BBC’s Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones as well as ITV’s Around Midnight. Anderson also wrote for the late Frankie Howerd

While pursuing a career as a criminal law barrister in the early 1980s, he joined the alternative comedy scene and was the first act to appear at The Comedy Store when it opened in 1979.

Anderson became most famous as the host of the Channel 4’s Whose Line is it Anyway? and also hosted Clive Anderson Talks Back, and radio’s The Cabaret Upstairs in addition to appearing on radio’s The Unbelievable Truth and TV’s Mock the Week.

He is a past winner of the Comedy Presenter of the Year Award and has also presented several documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. The Star Business Awards, will take place in Sheffield City Hall on Thursday, September 29.