Alex Horne has established a reputation among critics, comics and audiences as a thoughtful and original stand-up comedian, writer and solo performer.
Alex established himself as a comedian through a number of solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, including 2004's Chortle Award-winning Every Body Talks and 2005's When In Rome, which went on to become Alex's first national touring show. His 2007 Fringe show Birdwatching received critical acclaim and subsequently toured nationally in 2009, coinciding with the release of Alex's debut book Birdwatchingwatching: One Year, Two Men, Three Rules, Ten Thousand Birds.
2010 saw Alex film his own documentary for BBC4 entitled The Games that Time Forgot: Cricket on Horseback and Other Forgotten Sports, and in the same year he also returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with three shows - Odds, The Taskmaster, and the innovative live music variety / comedy show The Horne Section. Incidentally, when Alex chaired BBC2's Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 2012, the "Horne Section" band performed behind him at various points.
BBC Radio also provides a natural home for Alex's brand of witty off-the-wall humour; credits include The Percy Edwards Showdown (BBC Radio 4), The Verb (BBC Radio Three) and Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4).
Since July 2015, Alex has served as co-host alongside Greg Davies in the Dave TV channel series Taskmaster, which is based on his stage show of the same name.
Alex makes an excellent Awards Host, Presenter and After-dinner Speaker. He can also be booked with "The Horne Section" if additional live big band style music (with a comedic twist!) is required. For further information, contact Prime Performers via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.
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