Ray Peacock has had an impressive comedy career, both as one half of the critically acclaimed double-act Peacock & Gamble, and as a solo writer, performer, actor and presenter. The loveably juvenile entertainer has established himself as one of the most popular compères, headline performers and TV warm-up acts on the circuit, garnering Chortle Comedy Award nominations in four successive years. He is contentedly resigned to never actually winning one.
Along with being the only act to have made repeat appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Ray’s TV credits include No Heroics (ITV2), Doctor Who (BBC One), Skins (E4), Doctors (BBC One), Skin Deep (Channel 4), Not Going Out (BBC One), The Many Faces Of Les Dawson (BBC One) and Les Dawson’s Finest Hour (Channel 4).
In 2007, Ray created The Ray Peacock Podcast which later became the hugely successful (#1 on iTunes) Peacock & Gamble Podcast. The show has been nominated for Chortle Comedy Awards in consecutive years, and is used as in-flight entertainment for British Airways. Ray also presents flagship shows on FUBAR radio, Some Nonsense with Ray Peacock, Peacock & Gamble, and Barnes & Peacock do Sex.
Drawing from his experience as a regular warm up for shows including Red Dwarf, Not Going Out, The IT Crowd, Russell Howard’s Good News and French & Saunders, Ray wrote, produced and starred in the hugely well-received BBC Comedy Online film Warm Up.
In his current tour show, Here Comes Trouble, Ray tries to discover the reason he has lived a life of mischief, sackings, self-sabotage and impulsivity, and how it has fundamentally damaged him as a functioning human being. The show is currently booking throughout 2015 and dates can be found in the Live Dates section here.
He is also currently writing two books, a children’s book Secret Santa, and Down, a personal account of depression and Impulsive Non-Conformity Syndrome.