Sean Lock is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians, making his stage debut over twenty years ago. His stand-up is the product of a hyperactive imagination combining hilariously surreal imagery and insightful observations on the human condition. Sean possesses one of the most fertile comic minds in the country.
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.
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 Cats does Countdown.
In 1999 Sean wrote and starred in the cult classic sitcom 15 Storeys 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 and 2 are 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 Mitchel, 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) , The Graham Norton Show (BBC One), Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (ITV), 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, making it his biggest UK tour to date, the accompanying DVD was released 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 Cats does Countdown.
Sean has performed all over the world including Edinburgh, Montreal and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, as well as recently touring Belguim, Norway and Sweden in 2015. His last Tour Keep It Light, was released in DVD by Universal in 2017.