Bill Bailey was the founder member of The Rubber Bishops, and since 1989 has had many national tours and television appearances. These include: Des O'Connor Tonight (ITV), That's Show Business (BBC1), The Stand-Up Show (BBC1), Bring Me The Head Of Light Entertainment (C5), The Happening (C4), his own TV series on BBC2 Is It Bill Bailey and most famously Black Books (C4).
Bill combines music - he is a classically trained musician - and storytelling in his stand up routines and regularly has a plethora of instruments on stage with him. Musical styles include jazz, prog rock, drum and bass, dance and even theme tunes, usually used for comic effect.
Bill won the Best Live Stand-Up award at the British Comedy Awards, 1999 and has had continued success ever since.
"Made me laugh more than anything else on the Fringe........ A comic cult in the making" The Daily Telegraph
"Victor Borge revisited” Sunday Times
"Silly, surreal and downright strange, Bill Bailey's a star" Triple F Magazine
Bill returned to Edinburgh in 1995 in his first one man shown Bill Bailey's Cosmic Jam which was a tremendous success at the box office and played to critical acclaim.
He returned from Edinburgh the year after armed with a 'Perrier Nomination' and the 'Festival Critics Award' and sold out at Her Majesty's Theatre - London as part of the London Perrier Season. It was no surprise that in 1997 he sold out at the George Square Theatre and last year returned from another hugely successful Edinburgh Festival.
Bill Bailey is a regular guest on BBC TV shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You.