Des Clarke



Des Clarke is widely regarded as the trusted voice of radio comedy and satire in Scotland. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio's hottest presenters. 

Dave's diverse TV career ranges from hosting his own shows on BBC Scotland, namely Breaking The News and Des Doesn't Do, to his very well received Big Try-Athlon documentary for Sport Relief. Des could also be seen on the STV Appeal, Invention SOS, Sportsround, Club Cupid and for five years was the anchor of BBC Scotland's Children In Need. 

Other notable appearances include Live At The Fringe, Bad Language, Celebrity Weakest Link, Celebrity Chase, The Dog Ate My Homework, Celebrity Eggheads and NBC's Today Show. Meanwhile Des regularly provides the laughs on Make You Laugh Out Loud, Channel 5's hugely successful comedy series and currently fronts films and vox pops for both The One Show and Morning Live on BBC One.

Des now presents the Heart Scotland Breakfast Show. He also hosts BBC Radio Scotland's weekly panel show Breaking the News, taking a satirical look at the week's headlines, which is now a television show broadcast on BBC Scotland. 

His radio work has earned him widespread industry recognition, winning a British Radio Award and multiple Scottish Comedy Awards, as well as nominations in the UK Aria Awards, Celtic Media, Arqiva and Sony Awards. Des has also received critical acclaim for his comedy, winning Chortle Best Newcomer and the ITV Golden Mic Award.

Alongside friend and comedian, Amy Matthews, Des hosts Snookered on BBC Sounds. 

Stand up remains Des's first love and he performs his own solo shows annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival. He has toured the world with his unique brand of observational humour, appearing on stage in New York, Dubai, Australia and Los Angeles.

A high profile newspaper columnist and after dinner speaker too, Des Clarke has rapidly established himself as an exceptional all round performer.

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