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Will Smith is one of the most in-demand stand-up comedians and comedy writers in the UK today. In 2003 he performed his first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, WILL SMITH IS MUCH OBLIGED, which proved to be such a hit that he was invited to perform a run in London's West End at the Soho Theatre and was also asked to co-present WIFE FOR WILLIAM for Channel 4.
Will returned to Edinburgh in 2004 with his much acclaimed sell-out show 10 ARGUMENTS I SHOULD HAVE WON which then toured the UK in Spring 2005. Again, his success in Edinburgh led to him being invited to appear at the ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE in 2004, which was broadcast on BBC1, being nominated for THE SOUTH BANK SHOW BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST AWARD 2005 (the only comedian in that category), and being asked to be a regular contributor on BBC3's new topical comedy show COMIC SIDE OF 7 DAYS.
Will's latest show MISPLACED CHILDHOOD, (which uses the 20th anniversary of the Marillion album by the same name as a springboard to examine how childhoods have changed), was another smash hit in Edinburgh. The 2006 tour kicked off with the 6 night run at the Soho Theatre selling out almost as soon as it went on sale. It has also made him a bit of a cult hero amongst Marillion fans!
2006 also finds Will becoming a regular guest on both BBC Radio 4's BANTER and More4's THE LAST WORD.
Will's other TV credits include CH4's BACK IN THE DAY, CH4's 11 O'CLOCK SHOW, CH4's GAS, Five's COMEDY NETWORK, BBC2's HAPPINESS, BBC1's THE STAND UP SHOW, Five's THE WRIGHT STUFF, TIME GENTLEMEN PLEASE on SKY, Paramount's £100 IN BRIGHTON and THE WORLD STANDS UP. He is also a regular reporter for CH4's RICHARD & JUDY.
Will is also well known as a writer. Together with his writing partner, Roger Drew, Will has written for most of the big names in TV comedy and they have also written a book together called THE JOY OF NO SEX which has been published by Penguin.
What the press said about MISPLACED CHILDHOOD
"Elegantly structured, blissfully witty and features a central performance that is so polished you can see your face in it." LONDON EVENING STANDARD
"One of the most reliably excellent comedians in Edinburgh. If anyone deserves a television series, Smith does" INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"Genius… Hilarious (4 stars)" THE FEST
"Smith's material is gold...tear-jerkingly funny." METRO
"Topical, intelligent but above all hilarious (5 stars)" THREE WEEKS
What the press said about 10 ARGUMENTS I SHOULD HAVE WON
"Smith's show is one of the funniest on the Fringe - no argument." INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"Such craft and energy that you don't want the hour to end" THE TIMES
"Magnificent finale" THE OBSERVER
"Unusual, stylish and brilliantly constructed" CHORTLE
"One of those shows you genuinely don't want to end (5 stars)" THREE WEEKS
"Not as iconic as his Hollywood namesake but he is heading in the right direction" LONDON EVENING STANDARD
"Fantastic… Faultless… Genius… Brilliant… Magnificent" THE OBSERVER
What some people have said about THE JOY OF NO SEX
'In the morass of self-help literature, The Joy of No Sex stands out like a big cock' - ARDAL O'HANLON
'This is far, far funnier than that Da Vinci Code spoof you were thinking of buying' - DARA O'BRIAIN
'This book is the perfect antidote to our sex-addled times' AL MURRAY, THE PUB LANDLORD
'Hilarious... Alarmingly effective at conveying the agony of slamming your bell end 'twixt a couple of bin lids' LAUREN LAVERNE
'For those of you wishing to avoid sex for the rest of your lives, look no further than this book.' - PAUL WHITEHOUSE
WINNER OF THE 2004 TIME OUT AWARD
WINNER OF THE CHORTLE BEST HEADLINER AWARD 2005
SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARD 2005 NOMINEE
CHORTLE BEST SOLO SHOW AWARD 2005 NOMINEE
THE ONLY MAN ALIVE WHO CAN LINK ANY FILM TO A SPECIFIC EXPISODE OF BERGERAC IN 6 MOVES OR LESS