Since winning of The Festival Critics' Award at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival, Johnny Vegas has become one of the UK's most popular comedians and comic actors, making regular appearances on top TV shows, such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Benidorm. Other TV credits include Still Open All Hours, Warren United, Secrets From The Clink, The Funny Thing About Dating, and Home From Home.
Johnny made his television debut as a contestant on Win, Lose Or Draw in 1996, under his real name Michael Pennington. He then featured on The Big Breakfast and subsequently made a brief appearance on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and BBC Three's Almost Famous 2. Johnny went on to earn the adulation of wider audiences as a regular member of the comedy quiz show Shooting Stars.
In addition to his natural abilities as a stand up comedian, Johnny has also graced Britain's TV screens as a comedy actor. Between 2007 and 2009, he played Geoff 'The Oracle' Maltby in the ITV sitcom Benidorm. He made numerous guest appearances during the programme's seventh series (2015), returning full-time in Series 8 (2016).
Johnny regularly makes guest appearances on TV programmes, such as Top Gear, Dave's One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Jonathan Ross Show, Through The Keyhole, Celebrity Storage Hunters and Alan Carr's 12 Stars Of Christmas. Johnny was one of the few people to get a smile out of Anne Robinson when he appeared on the popular quiz show The Weakest Link!
Johnny's film roles include Jackie Symes in The Virgin Of Liverpool, Dave in Sex Lives Of The Potato Men, Milky Pimms in Brimsby and Arthur Braxton in The Drowning Of Arthur Braxton.
A combination of surreal humour, portly deportment and high husky voice, Johnny Vegas is a true entertainer and guaranteed to delight every audience. To book him as an Awards Host or After-dinner Entertainer, contact Prime Performers on 020 7251 8222 or via the online booking enquiry form.
Johnny is available for Awards Hosts and some speaking engagements via Prime Performers, to book Johnny for your next event please call a Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 or email us your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
- One of Ireland's funniest comedians, a big man with a big personality, who exudes warmth and spontaneous good humour, a delight to be entertained by.
- He is an English writer, comedian, actor, radio and television presenter of Irish descent.
- Team captain on the topical comedy panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats