Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

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Irish stand-up star and BBC test program panellist Sean Hughes has actually passed away aged 51.

Richard Bucknall, his previous representative and promoter, stated the “powerful” comic passed away in healthcare facility on Monday and would be kept in mind for his “excellent wit”.

Hughes was a group captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two and had his own Channel 4 comedy, Sean’s Show.

Fellow comics, consisting of Al Murray, Katy Brand and Jason Manford, have actually been commemorating the entertainer, who was likewise an author and star.

Image caption Hughes (ideal) with fellow Never Mind the Buzzcocks regulars Phill Jupitus (left) and Mark Lamarr

In 1990, Hughes – then 24 – ended up being the youngest individual to win the desirable Perrier Award – now called the Edinburgh Comedy Award – at the Edinburgh Festival.

“I was informed that I had actually won the Perrier award as I strolled off phase after another sweaty efficiency,” Hughes later on composed in The Guardian . “The evaluating panel hurried on to the phase to praise me.

“‘Will it go to his head?’. I question it. If the panel had actually made it 10 minutes previously, they would have seen 2 individuals going out of my acclaimed program.”

Nica Burns, director of the awards, remembered him as “a substantial skill” and “an excellent author” who had “instinctive timing from the first day”.

‘Terribly unfortunate news’

Comedian Al Murray remembered being motivated by the star’s off-beat humour.

“Sean Hughes won the Perrier the summertime I chose to attempt being a comic,” he stated. “He was being daft, meta, byronic and paradoxical simultaneously, after a years when stand-up had actually transformed itself.

“He made stand-up appearance enjoyable, attractive and above all an imaginative location where you might play. It’s awfully unfortunate news to become aware of his death.”

Katy Brand explained him as “a dazzling comic”.

David Schneider stated he was “an engagingly amusing male.”

Manford explained Hughes as “a dazzling comic and a beautiful chap”.

Richard Herring explained the news as “ a punch in the soul “, while Sarah Millican stated Hughes had actually been the very first comic she saw live .

Jack Dee stated he had “ began on the circuit with him back then “, while Jim Moir – aka Vic Reeves – stated his death was a “ unfortunate loss “.

And TELEVISION and radio speaker Dermot O’Leary stated Hughes was “ a really beautiful, smart guy “.

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Image caption His stand-up work made him the Perrier Award

Hughes had a different profession, consisting of a function in the hit movie The Commitments, where he played Dave, a skill scout for Eejit Records.

The London-born Irish star likewise played station master Mr Perks in the acclaimed London play, The Railway Children.

To lots of, however, he will be best understood for the 6 years he invested in Never Mind the Buzzcocks matching wits with Phill Jupitus and Mark Lamarr.

Kate Phillips, the BBC’s controller of home entertainment commissioning, stated his “distinct wit, dry shipment and capability to engage” had actually assisted make it “among the most remarkable panel programs of perpetuity.”


Sean Hughes’s profession

  • The Commitments: Hughes played Dave, an A&R guy for Eejit Records, in Alan Parker’s timeless 1991 movie The Commitments. He likewise had functions in Snakes and Ladders, Puckoon and The Butcher Boy
  • Sean’s Show: He was the loveable loser in his own surreal comedy, where he got messages from God on his voice mail, spoke with a spider who was in fact Elvis Presley and made catchphrases from stating “hiya!” and “buh bye”
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Between 1996 and 2002, he was among the group captains on the madcap BBC music test, satirizing the young boy band members and small stars who appeared together with him
  • BBC 6 Music: When BBC 6 Music introduced in 2002, Hughes hosted its Sunday early morning program, The Sunday Lie In, which guaranteed “notified cynicism, simple listening and inefficient pop”
  • Coronation Street: In 2007, he invested a few months on Coronation Street playing womanising taking a trip salesperson Pat, who began an affair with Eileen Grimshaw
  • Novelist: Off-screen, he composed books including It’s What He Would’ve Wanted, following a pushed away thirty-something looking for responses after his dad’s suicide, and The Detainees, about a male who chooses to retaliate on an old-fashioned bully.

On TELEVISION, he likewise starred in ITV series The Last Detective, where he played Mod Lewis, buddy to Peter Davison’s title character, DC “Dangerous” Davies.

As well as his function as Pat on Coronation Street, he likewise appeared in BBC One’s Casualty in 2015.

Hughes last tweeted on 8 October to state he remained in healthcare facility. He is endured by 2 bros, Alan and Martin.

A cause of death has actually not been verified.


In his own words

  • I went to the health center with my psoriasis. They provided me a DVD of The Singing Detective and stated “Good luck with your life”.
  • I entered into among those tacky bars recently. Or a delicatessen as you ‘d call it.
  • I believed when I was 41, I would be wed with kids. Well, to be sincere I believed I would be wed with weekend gain access to.
  • I understand that the English constantly state that Irish bars are so friendly. Let me inform you something: we do not even understand you’re there.
  • You understand city centre beat officers? Well, are they cops who rap?
  • Everybody outgrows their Morrissey stage. Other than Morrissey.

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