Alex Horne

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Alex Horne (born 10 September 1978) is a British comedian.

He was educated at Lancing College (Fields House, 1991–1996) and the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of Footlights.

Career

Horne managed to secure his first gig on the comedy circuit by winning a 'Cracker Joke Writing Competition' whilst working as Deputy Head of Dairy at Budgens in Midhurst, West Sussex. Four years later he made his first appearance at the Edinburgh festival in 2000 with his show, "How To Avoid Huge Ships". His 2003 Edinburgh show, "Making Fish Laugh" was nominated for a Perrier newcomer award. In 2004 he won a Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act. His latest shows with Tim Key have been "Every Body Talks" and "When In Rome", both of which featured unusually extensive use of Microsoft PowerPoint for a comic act. Horne toured Roman towns of the UK with the "When In Rome" show in early 2006.

More recently he has worked alongside fellow comedian Owen Powell, in the attempt to find a person from every nationality living in London. After a year's search, they finally managed to meet people from 189 of the UN's 192 countries whilst satisfactorily proving that there is nobody in the capital from Tuvalu, Palau or the Marshall Islands.

As a solo performer, Horne then wrote and performed "Birdwatching" at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival and "Wordwatching" at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival. He has signed a two-book deal with...
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