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Norman Lovett was well into his thirties before he decided to be a stand-up comedian. TV and radio exposure soon followed, although he is best known for his role as 'Holly' in cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf.
He was one of the small group of comics who played the original Comedy Store, and as well as being a regular feature at many of the country's top venues has also appeared in various 'unusual' places, including supporting The Clash in the late 1970s, and supporting S Club 7 in more recent times (yes, really).
He considers himself to be a stand-up comedian who can act a bit, and is yet to appear in a pantomime.
stand-up comedy" - The Guardian
"it's not an act - the man really is this funny" - The Scotsman
"the man is a natural born comic his delivery is so deadpan, he makes Jack Dee seem like Ken Dodd few could ever match his subtle skill" - Edinburgh Evening News
"Lovett turns aimlessness into an art. Max Wall, remember, once appeared in Waiting For Godot, and you can easily imagine Lovett following in his footsteps, big boots and all" - The Times
"he's funnier than ever" - Evening Standard
"Lovett knows a thing or two about delivery the uninterested, deadpan style provides a perfect platform for brilliant one-liners" - Chortle
Regular appearances at comedy clubs across the UK, including: Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Mirth Control, Cosmic Comedy, Good Sense Of Humour, Avalon Comedy Network, Buzz Comedy (all booking agencies); Red Rose Comedy Club, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Banana Cabaret, Hampstead Comedy Club, Downstairs at the King's Head, Headliners, Ha Bloody Ha, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Amused Moose, Clapham Comedy Club (all London); Comedy Box (Bristol), Glee Club (Birmingham and Cardiff), XS Malarkey (Manchester), Frog & Bucket (Manchester), Baby Blue (Liverpool), Rawhide (Liverpool), The Stand (Glasgow and Edinburgh).
"The Norman Lovett Show" - Edinburgh Fringe 2002
"Norman Lovett and Kitty" - Edinburgh Fringe 2003
"We Lovett" - Edinburgh Fringe 2004
Radio and Writing Work
'Pajamarama' - LWT, Dir Ken O'Neil
'The Young Ones' - BBC2, Dir Paul Jackson
'The Tube' - Channel 4, Dir Geoff Wonfor
'Weekend In Wallop' - Channel 4, Dir John Lloyd
'Baby Baby' - Channel 4, Dir Geoff Wonfor
'Don't Miss Wax' - Channel 4, Dir Ed Bye
'Happy Families' - BBC2, Dir Paul Jackson
'Just For Laughs' - Channel 4, Dir Ed Bye
'Gordon The Gopher' - BBC1, Dir Clare Smith
'Seven Wonders of the Industrial World' - BBC2, Dir Ed Bazalgette
'Red Dwarf' - BBC2, Dir Ed Bye
'Rab C Nesbitt' - BBC2, Dir Colin Gilbert
'I, Lovett' - BBC2, Dir Ron Bain
'Lenny Henry Tonight' - BBC2, Dir Geoff Posner
'Asylum' - Paramount, Dir Edgar Wright
'Keeping Up Appearances' - BBC1, Dir Ron Snoad
'Later with Jools Holland' - BBC2, Dir Mark Chapman
'Night Fever' - Channel 5, Dir Richard Hearsay
'Funny Business' - Carlton, Dir Kevin Keegan
'Tom Jones' - BBC1, Dir Metin Huseyin
'Is It Bill Bailey?' - BBC2, Dir Edgar Wright
'EastEnders' - BBC1, Dir Sue Dunderdale
'The Bill' - Thames Television, Dir Ian White