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|Born||1967 (age 45–46)
|Medium||Stand up, television, radio|
|Genres||Alternative comedy, satire, surreal comedy|
Simon Munnery, also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, is an English comedy writer and experimental standup comedian. He performs mainly to an alternative audience but has pierced the mainstream both with his BBC Radio 1 show in 1997 and his BBC2 television series Attention Scum! in 2001.
Early life 
Born in Middlesex (now part of London), Munnery grew up in Bedmond, Hertfordshire and Watford and was educated Watford Grammar School for Boys, where he earned four A Levels. He read natural sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge but soon lost interest in science and joined the Footlights. In 1987, he became vice-president with Peter Bradshaw as president. After graduating with "a very high third", he did various menial jobs before making his big break into comedy.
Stand-up comedy 
- Sit-Down Comedy (contributor to anthology, ed Malcolm Hardee & John Fleming) Ebury Press/Random House, 2003. ISBN 0-09-188924-3; ISBN 978-0-09-188924-1
- How To Live, P.O.W, 2005. ISBN 0-9551946-2-8; ISBN 978-0-9551946-2-7
- Wall & Piece, (contributor), by Banksy, Century, 2006. ISBN 1-84413-787-2; ISBN 978-1-84413-787-9
- Stephanie Merritt (18 February 2001). "The scum also rises". The Observer. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "Surrealism in a bucket". Harrow Times. 3 May 2005.
- WGSB Famous Old Boys
- Munnery's the word
- "Nerdy, cool and in a league of his own". telegraph.co.uk. 31 July 1999.
- Carole Jahme (4 November 2010). "Laugh and learn at Bright Club". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
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- Official website
- League Against Tedium - semi-official site
- New Statesman Blog - Munnery's blog at The New Statesman.
- Simon Munnery's Comedy CV
- Resonance FM
- How to Live - Munnery's book at First Against the Wall.
- CERN Podcast - Simon Munnery and Kevin Eldon visit CERN
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