Dan Wright (comedian)

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Dan Wright (born 1979) is a a British comedian and actor best known for co-hosting the CBeebies programme Big Cook, Little Cook with Steve Marsh. Marsh and Wright form the comedy duo Electric Forecast and have made numerous television appearances together, such as hosting Sky 1's Crash Test Dummies in 2007. The duo have also appeared in Kingdom as a pair of duelling brothers and in Hotel Trubble as demolition workers Mr. Wreck and Mr. Ball, as well as hosting the CBBC show Space Hoppers.

In 2013, Wright starred in the CBBC sketch show Fit. Since 2014, Wright has appeared in 4 O'Clock Club as Mr Nunn.

Early life and Electric Forecast[edit]

Wright attended the Anglo European School in Ingatestone, Essex. Before becoming a comedian, he worked as a police officer.[1]

Wright formed the stand-up double act Electric Forecast with Steve Marsh and began performing in 2001.[2] They performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2003.

In 2004 they began hosting the CBeebies programme Big Cook, Little Cook together. Since then, they have hosted several television programmes together, including Space Hoppers for CBBC and Crash Test Dummies for Sky 1. They were also guest hosts on Big Brother's Big Mouth from 10 July to 14 July 2007.

Other work[edit]

In 2007 Wright presented the documentary F*** Off, I'm Ginger, as part of BBC Three's Body Image documentary series. In 2010 he made two guest appearances in the CBBC television programme Scoop. In 2013 he starred in Fit, a CBBC sketch show, alongside Aisling Bea, William Hartley and Tala Gouveia.[3]

In 2012 he performed his stand-up act 'Michael Jackson Touched Me',[4] which received a nomination for Best Show at the 2012 Leicester Comedy Festival.[5]

From 2012 to 2014 he made 16 appearances on the Channel 5 daytime talk show The Wright Stuff.

In 2014 he began appearing as PE Teacher Mr. Nunn in the third series of the CBBC show 4 O'Clock Club. He returned in 2015 for the fourth series and will be returning again for the fifth.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Courtroom Rory Carmichael Episode: "Fists of Furry"
2004-2007 Big Cook, Little Cook Little Cook Small 53 episodes
2007 F*** Off, I'm Ginger Presenter Documentary
2007 Crash Test Dummies Dummy Dan 18 episodes
2007 Big Brother's Big Mouth Co-presenter
2008 Kingdom Jeff Smith Episode: "2.1"
2008 The Town That Boars Me Model Citizen Audience Short
2008 Hotel Trubble Mr Wreck Episode: 1.13 "Demolition Day"
2010 Space Hoppers Co-presenter 7 episodes
2010 Shelfstackers Roy TV Pilot
2010 Sex Lessons Presenter Documentary
2010 Scoop PC Taylor

Mr Chillie

Episode: "Digby & the VIking"

Episode: "The Heat Is On"

2013 Fit Various Children's sketch show
2014 4 O'Clock Files Mr. Nunn
2014-present 4 O'Clock Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://www.angloeuropean.essex.sch.uk/sites/default/files//Notable%20Alumni%2016-01-13.pdf" (PDF). www.angloeuropean.essex.sch.uk. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  2. ^ Solutions, Powder. "Electric Forecast, comedian : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Fit - CBBC Sketch Show - British Comedy Guide". www.comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Dan Wright interview - Si Hawkins Circuit Training - Live - British Comedy Guide". www.comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Dan Wright: Michael Jackson Touched Me: Broadway Baby, Brighter Coverage.". Broadway Baby. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Dan Wright". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-04-13.