Des Clarke is one of the UK’s most exciting performers. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio’s star presenters.
Des is a much loved voice on the airwaves and can be heard waking up central Scotland every morning as host of the Capital Breakfast Show. He also fronts hit comedy series Breaking The News on BBC Radio Scotland.
Clarke’s radio work has earned him widespread recognition, winning a British Radio Award and two Scottish Comedy Awards. In addition to nominations in the Arqiva, Celtic Media, Comedy.co.uk and Sony Awards.
Over the years he has interviewed some of the showbiz world’s biggest names including Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.
The last few years have been massive for Des. He hosted the live Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony to a global TV audience of 1 billion viewers. After which he performed live to thousands again, providing entertainment and commentary at both the Six Nations Rugby and Scotland international football matches.
He has also become one of Scotland’s best loved panto stars. Starring at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow annually since 2012.
It all began for Des when he won a nationwide search to host the iconic Saturday morning show SM:TV Live. This weekly two hour broadcast showcased his abilities both as a comedian and presenter, including character sketches, celebrity interviews and comic monologues.
That led to an impressive TV career with presenting credits ranging from the STV Appeal, Andy Murray Live, Club Cupid, Sportsround and Children in Need.
Stand-up comedy remains Des’s first love and he performs his own solo shows annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival. He has toured the world with his unique brand of observational humour, appearing on stage in New York, Dubai, Australia and Los Angeles. Des has also received critical acclaim for his comedy, winning Chortle Best Newcomer and the ITV Golden Mic Award.
A high profile newspaper columnist and after dinner speaker too, Des Clarke has rapidly established himself as an exceptional all round performer.