Life and career
Woolf was born in Swansea. After graduating with an English degree from Cambridge University, Woolf moved to London, where he began performing as both a stand-up comedian and with the popular comedy sketch group, Cowards. Woolf performed his first solo stand-up show, Ten Shows I Abandoned, at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2007 Cowards broadcast their first radio series on BBC Radio 4. It has since been released as a CD Audiobook by BBC Worldwide and is also available on iTunes. A second series was broadcast in late 2008, and is now for sale. A TV version of Cowards has been made for BBC Four and was broadcast in January 2009, to critical acclaim. Woolf also featured in the BBC Three sketch show The Wrong Door and the short film Nightwalking.
Woolf has also featured in various TV adverts, the most popular being Pot Noodle's infamous Welsh miners parody. Woolf performed in Captain Oates' Left Sock, a play about group therapy in which a man (not Woolf) inevitably drops his trousers, at the Finborough theatre in London. Despite being reviewed poorly, the cast was described as "cracking".
In 2012 Woolf co-wrote the Sky One sitcom Parents starring Sally Phillips and Tom Conti. Another sitcom, Big Bad World starring Blake Harrison, created by Woolf and Parents co-writer Joe Tucker was announced by Comedy Central in 2012.
Notes and references
- "TV Review: Cowards, BBC Four, Tuesday 20 January, 10pm | TV Scoop". Tvscoop.tv. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- Lyn Gardner (2009-01-12). "Theatre review: Captain Oates' Left Sock / Finborough, London | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- "Parents - Sky1 Sitcom - British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- Published Thursday, May 24 2012, 16:35 BST (2012-05-24). "'Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison for Comedy Central's 'Big Bad World' - TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-02-25.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
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