Johnny Vegas is one of Britain’s biggest and best loved names in entertainment. The actor, comedian, and writer has been at the forefront of the media for over two decades, and has developed a vast fan base across demographics, thanks to his larger than life character and surreal humour. The northern born star has had a career of versatility, which makes him one of the most highly sought after additions for events, either as a hilarious host, stand up act or after dinner speaker, sharing an insider look at his high profile career.
A high husky voice, comical angry rants and good old fashioned English humour are what make Vegas such a stand out performer. Synonymous with the PG Tips television advert, Vegas has starred in the likes of BBC 3 series, Ideal for six years, as The Oracle in Benidorm and a regular panelist on QI. Completely adaptable, Johnny’s career has seen him perform every type of entertainment, from lively character roles, to dramatic Edinburgh Fringe plays.
Raised a Roman Catholic, Vegas was destined for an entirely different career, when he attended training to become a priest. From religious figure to comic genius, Vegas soon decided his future was in entertaining as a naturally humorous performer. Joining the comedy group ‘Cluub Zarathustra’ in 1994, Vegas’ talents on stage were undeniable and his ability to make an entire room roar with laughter, from families to single men, saw him quickly snapped up for other gigs. In 1996 Vegas made his small screen debut on Win, Lose or Draw, where he sowed the seeds of his future career.
In recent years, Vegas has continued to remain prominent on British television, as both himself and in character roles. Directing BBC dramas creating commissioned ceramic art and voicing animations evidences the continued abilities of Vegas to adapt to new, exciting projects. In 2014 his autobiography ‘Becoming Johnny Vegas’ was released, to much acclaim, for its dark comic look at Vegas’ career. A brilliantly witty comedian, with decades of experience spanning platforms and generations, Johnny Vegas is the ideal addition to any event due to his versatility, covering entertainment, hosting and after dinner discussions.