Jimmy Tarbuck OBE is a famous British comedian who has been working the stand-up comedy circuit for more than fifty years, beginning as a TV entertainer in the 1960’s, and became notorious in the 1980’s as a prominent supporter of Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, for whom he acted as comic relief, after dinner speaker and even baker, making her a cake for her birthday.
As an entertainer ,Jimmy Tarbuck OBE for short, is known for his distinctive stand-up comedy style. He made his first television appearance as the host of Its Tarbuck 65! From here Jimmy went on to host numerous quiz shows, including Winner Takes All, Full Swing, and Tarby's Frame Game.
As his career progressed Jimmy Tarbuck OBE began to focus more on stand-up comedy and became the host a numerous variety and comedian shows including Live From Her Majesty’s, Live at the Piccadilly and Live at the Palladium.
Tarbuck was awarded an OBE in 1994 for his services as a comedian but also for his charitable contributions; Tarbuck continues to appear on television as a comedian, host and entertainer, most recently co-hosting a new variety series for ITV entitled For One Night Only.
The longevity of Jimmy’s career mark him as one of the most successful entertainers currently working in the stand-up comedy market, his distinctive accent and comedic style have made him one of the most popular comedians of his generation.