Dom Joly
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Dom Joly is a multi-award winning television comedian His first televi sion series, Trigger Happy TV, was a prime-time Friday night hit for Channel 4 in 2000-2004 and went on to be sold in over seventy countries world-wide and win several awards including the Silver Rose of Montreux. Since then Dom has made TV shows for the BBC, FIVE, Sky One and Comedy Central USA, including the acclaimed travel series Dom Joly’s Happy Hour.

A prolific columnist, he writes for both the Independent and the In dependent on Sunday newspapers as well as being an award-winning travel writer for the Sunday Times and the Mail On Sunday.

Dom is an author - his third book - The Dark Tourist - in which he travelled to North Korea, Iran, Chernobyl, Lebanon and Cambodia,was published to much acclaim by Simon and Schuster in September 2010.

His next book “Scary Monsters and Super Creeps” in which he travels the world in search of monsters like the Yeti and Bigfoot is scheduled for publication in 2012.

Dom is currently developing several comedy projects; one is a comedy pilot in development with Carnival and the BBC as well as a secret sitcom project also for Carnival. He has also written a comedy feature film script he has written with his Trigger Happy partner Sam Cadman- called War of the Flea, it is a hidden camera film set in the States, and this is in development with Brilliant Films.

Blog Entries by Dom Joly

Why We Must Help Syrian Refugees

(29) Comments | Posted 22 March 2013 | (23:00)

I'm just back from a couple of days in Jordan looking at the incredible work that Save the Children are doing with the Syrian refugees in the country. Jordan is a country of only six million people and, if current estimates are correct, there will be more than a million...

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Memories of Kim

(3) Comments | Posted 19 December 2011 | (15:39)

Having just written a blog with my memories of meeting Vaclav Havel when I lived in Prague - I hopped on a plane in Tokyo to come home to the UK. The moment my plane landed my phone went crazy. Kim Jong Il had died while I was in the...

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Velvet Vaclav

(1) Comments | Posted 19 December 2011 | (10:27)

Back in 1990 I was an intern for the European Commission in Prague. I spent a fascinating nine months living in that most beautiful of cities as it came to terms with the Velvet Revolution and new-found freedom.

This was still a halcyon time- intellectuals and poets were in...

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The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Monster Hunter

(4) Comments | Posted 12 December 2011 | (23:00)

So I start monster hunting and suddenly everybody is in on the craze. I'm writing a new book called Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (thanks, David Bowie) in which I attempt to find the "big six" of Cryptozoology. No sooner do I start upon my quest and monsters start popping...

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Troll Wars

(17) Comments | Posted 2 August 2011 | (00:00)

One of the downsides of being a "celebrity" Tweeter is the preponderance of people who seem to hang about in dingy bedrooms in their dirty underwear "trolling".

A troll is somebody who sends abusive tweets, often to celebrities- some are simply negative comments on a career, others are far...

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