In 1987, Sean started doing stand-up comedy in London clubs. He became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Perrier Award for ‘A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes’ at the Edinburgh Festival in 1990. The show also played to crowds in London and throughout the UK, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and toured Australia for the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 1991. Along with Owen O’Neil he was awarded a Fringe First when he returned to Edinburgh in 1999 with the short plays, ‘Dehydrated’ and ‘Travellin’ Light’. Sean then launched his successful TV career with the critically acclaimed 7 part sitcom ‘Sean’s Show’ for Channel 4, which Sean both wrote and starred in and hot on the footsteps of the first, a second series followed shortly after. As well as his comic writing, Sean has written two collections of prose and poetry and the first, ‘Sean’s Book’sold over 40,000 copies. Sean has also written two critically acclaimed novels ‘The Detainees’ and ‘It’s What He Would Have Wanted’.

‘hugely impressive and intelligent’ (Time Out);
‘high calibre comedy as it should be’ (The Standard);
‘one of the best stand-ups of his generation’ (Daily Telegraph).

His no-holds-barred, quick-fire wit shapes each performance into a one-off, unique experience for his audience.

Along with ‘Sean’s Show’, Sean is best-known to TV audiences for his long-running stint as team captain on the daddy of all panel shows ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and also acclaimed drama The Last Detective … not forgetting starring as Eileen Grimshaw’s love interest, Pat, in Coronation Street.

Despite a nine-year break from performing stand-up, he was recently voted No. 40 in Channel 4′s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Comedians’ poll. His equally wide-ranging film and theatre career includes starring roles in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon and, with Sienna Miller on the West End stage, in As You Like It.

TV CREDITS
The Legend Of the Lost Tribe (Animation)
The Rubbadubbers
So You Think You Can Nurse
Best Man’s Speech Contributor
The Last Detective Series 1&2
Friday Night Hijack
World Rally Championship
100 Greatest Albums
The World Comedy Tour – Melbourne
Turn The World Down
Up late With…
Celeb Blind Man’s Bluff
The Comic Strip Presents 4 Men in a Plane
Gormenghast
Inside Tracks
The Greatest Store In the World
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10 series
Life’s A Bitch
Sean’s Shorts
Sean’s Show Series 1&2
Aah, Sean
Murder Most Horrid
Tapir

Voice
Guest
Mod
Guest
Guest
Presenter
Performer
Performer

Presenter
Guest
Ian
Crisp

Poet
Presenter
Elf
Guest/Capt

Hippy
Writer/Performer
Writer/Performer
Writer/Performer
Zak Mitchell
BBC1

CBeebies
Channel 5
ITV2
ITV1
Sky Arts
Dave
VH1
The Comedy Channel
Channel 4
BBC Choice
Channel 4
Channel 4

BBC1
BBC Choice
BBC1
BBC2

Channel 4
BBC2
Channel 4
Channel 4
BBC2
FILM
Puckoon
Fast Food
The Butcher Boy
Snakes and Ladders
Rocket Man II
The Commitments
Madigan
Fish
Psychiatrist
Martin
Einstein
Dave
Dir. Terence Ryan
Dir. Stewart Sugg
Dir. Neil Jordan
Dir. Trish McAdam
Dir Suzie Halewood
Dir. Alan Parker
THEATRE AND LIVE
Patrick’s Day

What I meant To Say Was
Sick Room
Sean Hughes, LIVE Australia
Sean Hughes, LIVE UK
The Right Side Of Wrong Tour
As you Like It

The World Comedy Tour
Art

Travellin’ Light and Dehydrated
Thirtysomehow
Patrick McGlin

Stand Up
Writer
Stand Up
Stand Up
Stand Up
Touchstone

Performer
Ivan

Co writer
Stand-up
Battersea Arts Centre
UK Tour
Nat. Youth Theatre
Australian Tour
UK Tour
UK Tour
Wyndham’s Theatre
Melbourne
Wyndham’s Theatre
Edinburgh Festival
Riverside Studios
RADIO MUSIC AND V/O
The Sunday Lie In
And This Is Them
Dead Meat
Sean’s Show
Presenter
Presenter
Writer/Performer
Presenter
BBC6 Music
Radio 2
Radio 4
GLR