Kevin Day


Kevin Day

Kevin Day is a British stand up comedian, comedy writer and sports presenter, born in London. [cite web|url=http://www.hignfy.net/actors2.htm#Day|title=Have I Got New For You guest list - Kevin Day|Publisher=hignfy.net|date=2002]

He came to prominence in the British alternative comedy stand up scene of the late eighties and early nineties, playing clubs like The Comedy Store. This led to him hosting the comedy discussion programme Loose Talk on BBC Radio One from 1992 to 1994. [cite web|url=http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/k/328/kevin_day|title=Chortle - Kevin Day profile|Publisher=Chortle|date=2005]

He has written for Dave Allen, Jo Brand and The 11 O'Clock Show. [cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/talent/d/day_kevin.shtml|title=BBC Guide To Comedy - Kevin Day|Publisher=BBC|date=2007]

In 2005 he played Gary Mills on the news spoof comedy Broken News. [cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2005/10_october/13/broken_networks.shtml|title=Broken News - all the news you are ever going to need|Publisher=BBC Press Release|date=2005-10-14] Since 2004 he has been a regular on Match of the Day 2. [cite web|url=http://spong.com/article/9816/GameStarz:+Comedian+and+Writer+Kevin+Day?cb=12|title=GameStarz: Comedian and Writer Kevin Day|Publisher=spong.com|date=2007] He is an occasional guest presenter on the BBC7 discussion show, Serious About Comedy. [cite web|url=http://www.radiolistings.co.uk/programmes/serious_about_comedy.html|title=Radio Listings - Serious About Comedy|Publisher=Radio Listings|date=2007]

In the 1970s, he was briefly a member of the racist political party the National Front. He says it took the death of his black friend Richard Campbell in Police custody to "make the scales quickly fall from my eyes." He then became a left-wing activist, using his previous experience in his 1993 Edinburgh Fringe show "I Was A Teenage Racist". [cite web|url=http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/11-28-2004-62240.asp|title=I was a racist - but football changed me|Publisher=Buzzle.com|date=2006]

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