Known for his laid back and intelligent musical comedy, Bill has sold out arenas with Dandelion Mind, led the BBC Concert Orchestra, acted in the West End and filmed apes in Indonesia. He looks at new ideas for a national anthem, and tries his hand at Iranian hip-hop.


Aside from his talent as an entertainer, for which he received a British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up, Bill Bailey has also made his mark as an actor. He starred in the Channel 4 sitcoms Black Books and Spaced, and in the feature films Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Burke and Hare, and Hot Fuzz.

A panel show regular, from QI to Have I Got News... Bill is also well known as a former team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. However, nowhere is his virtuosity so apparent as live onstage, surrounded by an array of instruments, peddling his slightly shambolic, fiercely intelligent and often surprising blend of musical messing and general silliness. Bill has performed to sell-out audiences in the West End and in New York, and has toured his stand-up shows around the world.

As if writing and performing were not enough, Bill has also organised, produced, and starred in the West End production Pinter’s People, a collection of sketches and scenes written by Harold Pinter. He also put in an impressive, series-winning performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH