Burns’ television career began alongside Sacha Baron Cohen & Ricky Gervais as a performer on The 11 O’Clock Show (Channel 4). He is probably best known for his fearsome live solo shows, with six live CDs to his name.
He first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1996 and has returned every year since (except for 1999) and in 2007 won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for his show So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now. He released his first semi-autobiographical novel Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas in 2010.
He has become one of the most respected voices in comedy over the past 20 years, and commands a devoted following and critical acclaim. His latest show Black Comedian will tour the UK in 2016 and 2017.