Bill Bailey Biography
Bill Bailey (Mark Robert Bailey) an English comedian, musician, and actor known for his role in Black Books and for his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You and QI, as well as his stand-up comedy. He is as well a pianist and guitarist and has perfect pitch. He is married to Kristin Bailey and they have a son called Dax Bailey.
He was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003. In 2007, and again in 2010, he was voted the seventh greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.
Bill Bailey Age
Bill was born on 13 January 1965, Bath, Somerset, England.
Bill Bailey Comedy
Bailey started touring the country alongside comedians such as Mark Lamarr. In 1984, he brought together a double act, the Rubber Bishops, with Toby Longworth. It was there that Bailey began perfecting his own style, mixing in musical parodies with deconstructions of or variations on traditional jokes (“How many amoebas does it take to change a lightbulb? One, no two! No four! No eight…”).
According to comedy folklore, after a reviewer once criticized his act for its lack of jokes, Bailey returned the following night, at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, to perform a set constituted entirely of punchlines. Longworth left to join the RSC in 1989 and was replaced by Martin Stubbs.
After supporting Donna McPhail in 1995 and winning a Time Out award, he returned to Edinburgh in 1996 with a show that was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award. Amongst the other nominees was future Black Books co-star Dylan Moran, who narrowly beat him in the closest vote in the award’s history. Bailey won the Best Live Stand-Up award at the British Comedy Awards in 1999.
Bill Bailey Music
Bailey is a pianist and guitarist and has perfect pitch. His stand-up routines often feature music from genres such as jazz, rock drum N bass, classical, and even theme songs, usually for comic value. Favorite instruments include the keyboard, guitar, theremin, kazoo, and bongos. He also mentioned in an interview that he has achieved Grade 6 Clarinet.
He was a member of punk band Beergut 100, which he established in 1995 with comedy writer Jim Miller and also featured Martin Trenaman and Phil Whelans, with Kevin Eldon as lead singer. The band performed at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Bill Bailey Political Party and Social Activism
Bailey is an avid supporter of the Labour Party. He appeared in its fifth party election broadcast of the 2010 general election campaign. In 2015, Comedian Bailey endorsed Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign in the Labour Party leadership election. As for social activism, Bill is an avowed feminist and a supporter of the Fawcett Society. He is also a prominent advocate of men’s issues, most notably prostate cancer and the Men United campaign.
Additionally, Bailey is a patron of International Animal Rescue and has been instrumental in the organization’s campaign to rescue dancing bears. He has also campaigned for the Sumatran Orangutan Society.
Bill Bailey Honours
He received an honorary doctorate in conservation and sustainability from the Australian University of the Sunshine Coast in October 2014, for his works in environmental conservation,
Bill Bailey Net Worth
Bill’s net worth is approximately $1 to $40 Million
Bill Bailey Education
Bailey joined King Edward’s School, an independent school in Bath, where . He also studied A-level music, which he passed with an A grade. Bill also shared that he was good at the sport during his school days, which often surprised his teachers.
He often combined music and sport by leading the singing on the long coach trip back from away rugby fixtures. He was given his nickname Bill by his music teacher, Lynda Phipps, for being able to play the song “Won’t You Come to Home Bill Bailey” so well on the guitar. Bailey earned a degree in English at Westfield College of the University of London. He also received an Associate Diploma from the London College of Musi.
Bill Bailey Height and Weight
He stands tall at a height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.69 and has an average weight.
Bill Bailey Family
Bailey was born to his father was a medical practitioner and his mother a hospital ward sister. His maternal grandparents lived in an annex, built on the side of the house by his maternal grandfather who was a stonemason and builder.
Bill Bailey Wife, Kristin Bailey
Bill is a happily married to Kristin Bailey. The duo tied the knot in 1998. Their union has been blessed with one child, a son namely, Dax Bailey born in 2003. The family resides in Hammersmith, England.
Bill Bailey Children
Bill and his wife Kristin have one child, a son called Dax Bailey born in 2003.