Clive Anderson is a barrister by training, but he is best known for being an award-winning and versatile, presenter and comedy writer.
Winner of the British Comedy Award in 1991, Clive began his success during his 15-year law career with stand-up comedy and script writing, before rising to fame as the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on radio and then television.
Clive went on to front ten series of his own show, Clive Anderson Talks Back on Channel 4 and four series of Clive Anderson All Talk on BBC 1. As well as presenting several other TV and radio programmes, he has made many guest appearances on shows such as Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock the Week, and The Bubble. Clive has been the unflappable host of live events and award ceremonies for BAFTA, the London Evening Standard Film Awards, the Olivier Awards and has fronted other events and programmes ranging from the Proms to politics.
This year Clive has hosted Loose Ends and Unreliable Evidence both on Radio 4. In June Clive will be hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway?...Live as it makes its official worldwide premiere as a live show at the Adelphi Theatre in London.
He was celebrated for asking the unaskable (to Charles Kennedy: 'Now, the Liberal Democrats - what's the point?'; to Cher: 'You look like a million dollars - is that how much it cost?'; and to Jeffrey Archer: 'Is there no beginning to your talents?') and those gags will live forever.
Guardian on Clive Anderson Talks Back