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Karl Minns

Karl Minns is a prolific creative comedy writer with over 20 years' experience working in theatre, radio, print media and T.V.

A former winner of the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, he has written comedy series for TV and radio as well as over thirty full-length comedy stage shows. His credits include HBO's Avenue 5, BritBox's Spitting Image and in the past he's written for both Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4).
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A former winner of the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, he has written comedy series for TV and radio as well as over thirty full-length comedy stage shows. His credits include HBO's Avenue 5, BritBox's Spitting Image and in the past he's written for both Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4).

Karl is also part of sketch duo, The Nimmo Twins, who enjoyed sell-out success at the Edinburgh Festival before becoming regulars on Radio 4’s Loose Ends. The Nimmos have played to audiences in Paris, New York, and Singapore, while in their native East Anglia, their hugely popular Normal for Norfolk shows have been running for 25 years. He is HUGE in Norwich and Norfolk. HUGE.

Television

Avenue 5
Writer
HBO2022
Spitting Image
Writer
BritBox TV2020 — 2022
Back of the Net
Writer
Amazon Prime2019
Al Murray's Great British Quiz
Writer
Quest TV2019
The Informer
Actor
BBC2018
The Week That Wasn't
Writer
Sky 12018
Roast Battle
Writer
Comedy Central2018
The Fake News Show
Writer
Channel 42017
Unspun With Matt Forde
Writer
Dave2016 — 2017
Have I Got News For You
Writer
BBC One2016 — 2019
Charlie Brooker's End of Year Wipe
Writer
BBC Two2016
Russell Howard's Good News
Writer
BBC Three2012 — 2018
Mouth to Mouth
Writer
BBC Three2009

Radio

Al Murray: Totally Out of Character
Writer
BBC Radio 42020

TV Film

Make Christmas Great Again
Writer
2017
Lawful Killing
Actor
2016

Theatre

She Go Looks Back At 2022
Writer/Performer
Norwich Theatre Royal2023
Captivity
Writer
Cork Arts Theatre 2022

News