About Iain

Iain Lee has been a familiar face on television since he got his first break on the 11 O’Clock Show. Landing the job hosting Channel 4’s thrice weekly topical comedy show at the age of 25 allowed Iain to unleash his own brand of humour on the nation. As well as sitting behind the desk fronting the programme, alongside Daisy Donovan, Iain also wandered the streets, gently winding the public up with his unique take on the vox-pop.

After 3 series of The 11OCS, Iain left to pursue other areas. He presented a video games documentary, Thumb Candy, where he travelled the world meeting the innovators in the world of computer entertainment. A series, Thumb Candy, followed and secured Iain’s place as one of the country’s most prominent gamers.

For a year, Iain hosted Channel 4’s breakfast show Rise, and took great delight in interviewing celebrities, reviewing the papers and singing R Kellys ‘Remix to Ignition’ almost every other morning. Iain’s performances on the show were loved by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, so much so that Bob later cast Iain in TittyBangBang before writing a show for him and his former flatmate Mackenzie Crook.

His obsession for the TV show Lost allowed Iain to travel to Hawaii several times to interview the cast for Sky One, and record a weekly podcast that became an internet sensation.

As well as appearing on TV, Iain has made quite a name for himself on the radio. Spending 3 years on LBC before moving to Virgin and Absolute for a further 4 years. Between January and October 2011, Iain’s Absolute show podcasts had over 5 million downloads.

Iain also runs and hosts two live events. Set The Agenda is a variety show that takes place on the first Sunday of each month – a mix of magic, comedy and short films. Clip Joint, with Dougie Anderson, is a cool little evening where the hosts and the audience show short clips of things they
like.

TV Credits include:

This Morning – ITV1
Come Dine With Me – Channel 4
The Real Hustle – BBC3
The Persuasionists – BBC2
Big Brothers Little Brother – E4
Channel 4 Celebrity Juice – ITV2
The Alan Titchmarch Show – ITV1
The One Show – BBC1
Lost Documentary – Sky1
Sky Decades – VH1
8 Out of Ten Cats – Channel 4
Wills & Harry in Vegas – Sky1
The Beckhams Go to Hollywood – Sky1
I Love Lost – Sky1
The Race – Sky1 & 3
Celebrity Soup, series 1 & 2 – E! Entertainment
Law of the Playground – Channel 4
Citizen TV – BBC2
A.A.A – Channel 5/ Paramount
Ready, Steady, Cut – BBC1
Monkey Trousers – ITV1
Flipside – Channel 4/ Paramount
Gamestars – ITV1
Weakest Link, Comedy Special – BBC1
RI:SE – Channel 4
The Q Awards – Channel 4
My Worst Week – BBC1
You Askin’ I’m Dancin’ – Channel 4
Liquid News – BBC3 & News 24
Thumb Bandits – Channel 4
Perrier Awards – Channel 4
E for Edge – Channel 4
Mental – Play UK
Thumb Candy – Channel 4
Critical Mass – Channel 4
The 11 O’Clock Show – Channel 4
Parliamentary Awards – Channel 4
Vent – Channel 4
New Labour, New Language – Channel 4

Radio credits include:

Iain Lee Show – Absolute Radio
The Sunday Night Absolute Show – Absolute Radio
Cover for George Lamb – 6 Music
Lost Podcasts – Channel Four & Sky
Big Brothers Big Ears – Channel 4 Radio
The 3 till 6.30 Three & a ½ Hour Afternoon Wireless Show – LBC 97.3
Triple M – LBC 97.3
The Iain Lee Show, Fri, Sat & Sun 22:00 – 01:00 – LBC 97.3
Presenter – Capital Radio
The Iain Lee Show & Breakfast Show – XFM
Loose Ends – BBC Radio 4
Saturday Afternoon Show – 6 Music
Sunday Service – Radio 5 Live

Awards

Silver Sony Radio Award, Iain Lee Show – Absolute Radio