Sean Lock Biography
Sean Lock is an English comedian and actor born on 22nd April 1963 in Chertsey, Surrey, England. He is populary known for his role as a team captain on Channel 4 comedy panel show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’. In 2000 he won the British Comedy Award in the category of Best Live Comic.
Lock attended St John the Baptist School, Woking, Surrey. He started his career in the early 1990s and toured with Rob Newman and David Baddiel.
Sean has a number of highly acclaimed national theatre tours and DVD releases to his name; Sean Lock Live (2008), Lockepdia (2010), the best selling Purple Van Man in 2013 and Keep It Light in 2017 all available on DVD from Universal Pictures.
Sean Lock Age
He was born on 22 April 1963 in Chertsey, Surrey, England (55 years as of 2018)
Sean Lock Religion
Lock is an atheist.
Sean Lock Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of £1.7 million
Sean Lock Wife
Sean Lock is married to Anoushka Nara Giltsofff. With his busy job with a busy schedule, his wife, Anoushka is not satisfied with his comedy job as he had to go for the long tours. Sean also revealed that it’s rather hard for him to reintroduce himself to the family than the long tour. Also, every time, he returns from the tour, he has an argument with his wife.
“Every time I come back me and the wife have arguments and I fall out with the kids. The problem is she doesn’t know anything about how hard my job is and likewise I’ve forgotten how hard her job is. That’s the hard bit, but you get over it. Recently my wife said, the best thing to do when you come back is just shut the fuck up. Don’t say anything. Don’t get involved. Know your position. You’re the lowest in the family; you’re right behind the baby on the list of important things. Stay there. And strangely, that worked.”
Sean Lock Children
- He has three children, a son born in 2009 and two daughters born in 2004 and 2006.
Sean Lock Cancer
At the age of 27 he developed malignant melanoma, skin cancer. Sean revealed in an interview that together with his wife they are alert in protecting their children from the disease.
“My partner Anoushka is excellent about sun protection, and if it’s hot, she makes sure she puts SPF50 cream on the children before they step out of the house.”
Sean Lock Career
A regular on TV, in 2005 Sean became a team captain on Channel 4’s flagship panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and the spin off 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown.
In 1999 Sean wrote and starred in the cult classic sitcom 15 Storey’s High. First televised on the BBC, the series followed the travails of Vince, a lifeguard, living in an inner city London tower block. The series quickly gained legendary status as one of the finest and most original sitcoms of recent times. Series 1 & 2 are now available on DVD.
In 2006 and 2007 Sean hosted his own chat show on Channel 4 TV Heaven, Telly Hell, where guests including Johnny Vaughan, Johnny Vegas, Bill Bailey, Alan Carr, Lee Mack and David Mitchell choose their highs and lows from their television history.
Sean’s extensive television credits also include numerous appearances on Live At The Apollo (BBC One) , QI (BBC Two), Have I Got News for You (BBC Two), They Think It’s All Over (BBC Two), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), and The World Of Lee Evans (Channel 4). In 2012 Sean and Jon Richardson made a three part travelogue for Channel 4, visiting the deep Southern Swampland of America in The Real Man’s Roadtrip : Sean and Jon Go West.
In 2000 Sean’s show, No Flatley, I Am The Lord Of The Dance was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. That year he also won the British Comedy Award for Best Stand Up (previous winners include Jack Dee, Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand). Sean has also won a Time Out Comedy Award.
Sean returned to the road in 2013 with his hit show Purple Van Man which played over one hundred dates and released the accompanying DVD in November 2013. In 2014 Sean was nominated as Best Male TV Comedian at the 2014 British Comedy Awards for his appearances on 8 out 10 Cats and 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown.
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Sean has performed all over the world including Edinburgh, Montreal and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, as well as recently touring Belgium, Norway and Sweden in 2015. From 2016 to 2018 Sean performed his latest stand up show Keep It Light over 150 times to sell out audience wherever it went. Keep It Light was released in 2017 by Universal pictures.
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Sean Lock Interview
Do you get fed up saying the same thing every night?
Sean Lock: I try to freshen it up a bit and the ‘audience battleships’ element is pretty random. I do material which I find funny so I don’t generally get fed-up with it.
Has the audience battleships bit ever gone massively wrong?
Sean Lock: It always goes massively wrong. People shout out a letter and any word which starts with that letter for me to joke about. Someone shouted ‘titanium’ the other day and I don’t have any jokes about titanium or any other chemical element. It’s great when people get it, and even when they don’t. It’s about how I get out of it.
Do some audiences really expect you to have jokes prepared about all those random words?
Sean Lock: Yes, some people think if I’ve said I can do it I must be able to. Some people in the audience look at me as if to say: ‘Why did you say you can do it?’ It’s like being a s*** magician. I couldn’t do it without a strong stand-up show to do it around. The worst ones are when people shout boring things like ‘gate’ or ‘apple’. One bloke shouted ‘w’, which I thought might be a bit fruity, then said ‘wall’.
How has the comedy world changed since you started?
Sean Lock: It’s more mainstream now. When I started, most comedians didn’t even think it was a job – I saw it as an escape from the workplace. It’s hard work to write jokes but if you’re a comedian you’re very lucky to get work from doing what you enjoy.
Do people get into stand-up now just to become TV presenters?
Sean Lock: There’s a confusion about why people should or shouldn’t do the job. I don’t care what someone’s eventual aim is. If they want to become president of the world I don’t really care. I don’t know any successful comedians who haven’t worked their nuts off.
What have you got against Twitter ?
Sean Lock: I know loads of people who do it and I don’t understand it. It’s a medium for comedians to get rid of shoddy, half-baked ideas that wouldn’t make it into a comedy set. It seems like it’s for sad, needy people who should have a word with themselves.
So you don’t want to give it a go to see how many followers you get?
Sean Lock: There’s something very macho about that – about how many followers you have. Jesus had followers but he had something important to say, not: ‘Had a bath, watched Sex And The City.’ It’s not healthy. All these people who are receiving your messages – sitting at bus stops, or at home with the family – they’re not engaged with the world, they’re checking their f***ing phone and you’re just adding to that white noise of bulls***. There’s someone on Twitter who pretends to be me but as long as he doesn’t say anything damaging, I don’t care. Let him get on with it.
What’s the worst gig you’ve ever done?
Sean Lock: One at the Comedy Store years ago. One of the bouncers told me: ‘I’ve thrown out 14 people and they were just the ring leaders.’ I spent 45 minutes on stage dealing with hecklers. It was a full moon night. The entire audience went mad.
What’s the worst job you’ve had?
Sean Lock: Working in the kitchens at a psychiatric hospital. I had to keep the patients away from the bins because they’d try to eat the contaminated food. I was like a scarecrow shouting: ‘Yah! Get away!’ I wondered what I was doing with my life.
What are the perks of fame?
Sean Lock: Money. I don’t enjoy the fame bit. I’m pleased when people say they like what I do but I can’t go to pubs. People are much more familiar when they’re drunk. They’ll say: ‘Come over here and meet all my mates and speak to my sister on my phone.’ If you refuse and they’re pissed they’ll say: ‘Oh, he’s too big for his boots.’ So you don’t go to pubs. The perk is earning a good living.