Frank Skinner Biography
Chris Collins played his first gig, in December 1987, at the Birmingham Anglers' Association. As there was already a Chris Collins in Equity, he used the name of a chap on his dad's dominoes team - Frank Skinner.
Frank's down-to-earth brand of humour won him the 1991 Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, beating Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard to the prize.
Since then he has gone on to become a household name. As talented a stand-up comedian as he is a razor sharp talk show host, Frank Skinner has earned his place at the top of the comedy game.
His friendship with David Baddiel produced the Fantasy Football and Unplanned series. But some would say that their ultimate achievement was co-writing and co-singing football song Three Lions which became a favourite on the terraces in the European Championship in 1996.
His first autobiography, titled aptly "Frank Skinner" spent many weeks on the Times Best Selling list and is one of the most honest and humorous autobiographies available. His latest book released in 2008 titled "Frank Skinner on the Road: Love, Stand-up Comedy and The Queen Of The Night" is the follow up to his original best selling book.
Frank has released a DVD of his live performance at the Birmingham NIA as part of his return to the stand up comedy arena in 2008. The DVD, titled "Frank Skinner Stand-Up (Live from Birminghams NIA) " demonstrates why Frank is one of the UK's most loved and famous comedians
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8th July 2011
Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner were crowned kings of the airwaves at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, as Feature of the Year winners for their Absolute Radio show. Speakers Corner favourite, Christian Oâ€™Connell also took home a gong for his Absolute Radio breakfast show, and Alex Masterley was nominated in the Best Branded Content category for his show on Classic FM.
31st August 2010
It is the third successive nomination for Russell Kane and he has finally been awarded the Fosters Edinburgh award for Best Comedy Show at the Fringe. Bo Burnham received the prestigious Panel Prize and Best Newcomer went to Roisin Conaty.
10th February 2010
Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones will host this year's show Let's Dance for Sport Relief. A host of celebrities will be taking part in the show, including Jenny Eclair, Lesley Joseph, Rufus Hound, Shappi Khorsandi Dennis Taylor and Willie Torner. The four show series starts on February 20th on BBC One with the final dance off taking place on March 13th.
20th January 2010
Once again a host of celebrities have vowed to undertake a range of incredible challenges to raise money for this year's Sport Relief. Christine Bleakley will be water skiing accross the English Channel, Blue Peter's Helen Skelton will attempt to kayak down the Amazon river and Lawrence Dallaglio will cycle from Rome to all the six nations stadiums to raise money for the charitable cause. David Beckham has helped launch the campaign with a range of charity t-shrts designed by the entire Beckham family.
28th July 2009
Six pairs of celebrities from comedians to TV presenters, Apprentice stars to actors will travel Around the World in 80 Days in a giant relay in aid of Children in Need. Frank Skinner and Lee Mack, Nick Hewer and Saira Khan, Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker, Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin, Myleene Klass and John Barrowman and Josie Lawrence and Shane Richie make up the six teams
13th May 2009
Many of Speakers Corner's favourite awards hosts, facilitators and speakers achieved success this year in the Sony Radio awards including Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogerty who won the blue riband 'Breakfast Show of the Year Award', Nick Ferrari, Simon Mayo, Christian O'Connell and the host for the awards, Chris Evans
26th January 2009
Frank Skinner presents a special edition of BBCs Panorama programme about swearing, taste and decency on television
23rd August 2007
Formerly known as the Perriers stand-ups Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan and Zoe Lyons are up for the best newcomer prize.
8th August 2007
Speakers Corner are heading up to the Edinburgh festival to source cabaret acts, speakers and generally talented folk to help us continue to make fresh and innovative recommendations for your event.
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