Jack Dee

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Jack Dee (born September 24, 1962) is a British stand-up comedian known for his sardonic, deadpan style.

Jack first became well known to audiences in the early 1990s. During that decade he appeared in a series of high-profile adverts for the brewery John Smith's in which he introduced the recently invented widget.

Jack has presented a variety of television shows on the BBC, the first of note being The Jack Dee Show in 1997. His recent TV programmes have included Jack Dee's Happy Hour, which ran for two seasons in 2000 and 2001 and most recently Jack Dee - Live at the Apollo which aired in late 2004. Each episode of Live at the Apollo featured a half-hour performance from a well-known British or international comedian, with Jack introducing and concluding each programme. Guests included Jo Brand, Ross Noble, Ardal O'Hanlon, Joan Rivers and Omid Djalili.

Jack has also had some success as a straight actor, notably in an episode of the BBC drama series, Silent Witness. In 2001 he showed another side of his character, endeared himself to viewers and was the winner of the UK's first Celebrity Big Brother.

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