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Image Comic from the Valleys Best Known for Live at the Apollo Early Life Born in Carmarthen in 1968, he studied languages at Exeter University. On graduation he worked for market research agencies in London. He turned professional in 2002, after taking a comedy course. Within 18 months, he'd won several talent shows.

Career He was nominated for the Perrier Newcomer award for his first solo show in 2005 at Edinburgh, entitled 1984. He was the first western comedian to perform in Taiwan, and appeared on Mock The Week, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, plus 8 Out of Ten Cats. He wrote and narrated Goals Galore, Pranks Galore, Football Gaffes Galore and TV Gaffes Galore. He has a show on BBC Radio Wales.

Love Life Describes himself as a serial monogamist, though how many of the girlfriends he describes in his act are real, remains unclear. Don't Mention The fictional village of Llanbobl, where he claimed he was from in answer to a heckler's questions. It has since become a millstone around his neck, with people convinced the town is real. Quote "In the Bible, God made it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. That's a pretty good summer for us in Wales. That's a hosepipe ban waiting to happen. I was eight before I realised you could take a kagoule off."

in ? Rhod appears in Ask Rhod Gilbert, tonight, BBC1, 10.45pm
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 17, 2011
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