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His sense of style might be terminally challenged and he usually looks like he needs a jolly good haircut but Rory McGrath has one of the quickest wits in the business.

Rory was brought up in Cornwall and studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was firmly bitten by the showbiz bug. Like scores of today’s top comedy performers, he was a member of the famous Footlights dramatic club, writing and starring in several revues during the late 1970s. His co-conspirators at this prestigious finishing school for comics included Douglas Adams, Griff Rhys Jones, Jimmy Mulville and Clive Anderson.

Rory’s best-known for his long-running stint as a regular panellist on They Think It’s All Over and as a stand up comedian. However, Rory has a serious side too. He has presented the Channel 4 viewers’ forum, Right to Reply, and fronted The Holiday Show. Fascinated by history, Rory jumped at the chance to present Bloody Britain, a series examining the darker side of this country’s past. More recently, Rory has been entertaining us on Grumpy Old Men, venting his spleen about a world gone mad.

“Rory was brilliant. Hilariously funny, amiable and a pleasure to deal with. Completely approachable – he put all the presenters at ease and the audience thought he was fantastic. Spent time with sponsors and guests. A pleasure – worth every penny!” FT Business Awards

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