Nick Revell

Comedian Profile

“A master craftsman” (Time Out 2003)

“…one of the most creative and incisive comics on the circuit” (Guardian)

“Revell’s pedigree goes back to the Eighties, but his patter is as relevant today as it ever was” (London Evening Standard)

“He is an animated, engaging raconteur offering a master-class in delivery with variety in page, volume and rhythm that keeps an already attentive audience transfixed” (Chortle)

“Satirically brilliant. Travel miles to see him” (Guardian)

“Easy delivery and a great stage presence” (Times)

“Scalpel-sharp satirist” (London Evening Standard)

“fiercely fully…insightful, incandescent.” (The Herald)

“Revell makes you laugh and think; a rare and cherishable combination these days” (The Scotsman)

“Nick Revell is an excellent stand-up comic…an act that distinguishes itself by sharp observation and intelligence” (Independent)

Nick Revell began his stand-up career at the Comedy Store in 1980.

Over the next twelve years he worked extensively on the expanding alternative comedy circuit, was a regular at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs and made many visits to the Edinburgh Fringe, including Brave New Comedy in 1984 (with Arnold Brown, Norman Lovett and Paul Merton) and was nominated for the Perrier Award for his solo show in 1987.

During this period he appeared on countless TV and Radio shows, including Friday Night Live, Live at Jongleurs, made two visits to the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, several series of the award-winning Million Pound Radio Show on BBC Radio 4 in which he co-starred with Andy Hamilton, two series of the Radio 4 sit-com The Nick Revell Show, and his own show Nick Revell, on BBC-1. Also panel shows such as Just A Minute, The News Quiz, Quote Unquote.

His TV and Radio credits as a writer include sitcoms, sketch shows and material for other comedians – Drop the Dead Donkey, Dressing for Breakfast, After You’d Gone, Dave Allen, Three of a Kind, Not the Nine O’Clock News, Alas Smith and Jones, Rory Bremner and Jasper Carrot, The Million Pound Radio Show, House of the Spirit Levels, Living with the Enemy, Weekending, The News Huddlines, The Unofficial Election, The Nick Revell Show, and The Sunday Format, to name but a few.

Awards for the above include Perrier Nominee, BAFTAs, International Emmys, British Comedy Awards, Sony Radio Awards, Writers’ Guild Awards, Silver Rose of Montreux.

For ten years from 1992 he stopped doing stand-up. During this period he performed two solo theatre shows, The Ghost of John Belushi Flushed My Toilet and Liberal Psychotic, which both transferred from successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival to Hampstead Theatre and then toured internationally. He continued to write extensively not only for TV and Radio but also two novels, House of the Spirit Levels and The Night of the Toxic Ostrich, and a stage play, Love and Other Fairy Tales which was highly successful with critics and audiences alike. He also presented Radio 4’s literature programme Open Book.