Des Clarke (comedian)
January 13, 1981 |
|Education||Holyrood R.C Secondary School|
Des Clarke (born 13 January, 1981) is a Scottish stand-up comedian and television/radio presenter. Clarke currently presents the breakfast show on Capital Scotland with Jennie Cook, writes a weekly column in the Daily Record. and also presents the BBC Radio Scotland topical quiz show Breaking the News.
Des Clarke went to Holyrood R.C Secondary School
At the end of 2007, Clarke hosted From SR to Lavvie Heid - How We Made the Break, an affectionate look at the top 50 adverts shown in Scotland since 1957 as part of the celebrations for STV's 50th birthday.
Clarke later returned to Beat 106 under its new name of Xfm Scotland. On 7 November 2008, Xfm Scotland became Galaxy Scotland and on 10 November 2008, Clarke began hosting a weekday breakfast show with Vanessa Motion, Des & Vanessa @ Breakfast. On 3 January 2011, Galaxy Scotland was renamed and rebranded as Capital Scotland, where he remains as a breakfast co-presenter.
Clarke has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2001 and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Clarke has also made appearances at the New York, Adelaide, Dubai and Dublin Comedy Festivals.
In 2012, Clarke starred as the lead comic role, Buttons, in Cinderella, at the King's Theatre in Glasgow. He starred alongside Karen Dunbar as The Fairy Godmother and Gavin Mitchell as an Ugly Sister.
In 2013 it was announced that the cast of Cinderella would be returning for the year's pantomime, Aladdin. Clarke will again play the lead comic role of Wishee Washee, with Dunbar as the Slave of the Ring.
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- "Des Clarke - Daily Record". dailyrecord.co.uk.