A parody board show top pick, Lock was a group commander on the series 8 Out of 10 Cats, facilitated by Jimmy Carr. He additionally showed up on QI, The Last Leg, Have I Got News for You, and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Offering recognition, humorist Bill Bailey said: “It’s deplorable to lose my closest companion Sean Lock, he was a genuine unique, a magnificent comic.”
Jon Richardson, who showed up inverse Lock as an individual group skipper on 8 Out of 10 Cats, tweeted: “I loved Sean as a comic well before I turned into an entertainer myself and 10 years working close by him didn’t reduce that at all. A fantastic comic mind and a really special voice.”
An assertion from his representative Off The Kerb Productions said: “It is with extraordinary pity that we need to report the death of Sean Lock. He died at home from malignant growth, encircled by his family.
“Sean was probably the best comic, his unlimited imagination, lightning mind and the absurdist brightness of his work, stamped him out as an extraordinary voice in British satire.
“Sean was additionally a valued spouse and father to three youngsters. Sean will be painfully missed by all that knew him. We compassionately demand that the security of his family and kids is regarded at this troublesome time.”
Following the declaration creator, TV maker and Pointless star Richard Osman tweeted: “More than 15 years delivering 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Sean Lock made me giggle so a lot thus regularly. An extraordinary and splendid comic voice. Love to his family and his numerous companions.”
“Dismal news about Sean Lock,” added professional comic and QI specialist Alan Davies. “Entertaining in front of an audience, silly off.” Joke artist and entertainer Ricky Gervais added: “Such dismal news. Tear the incomparable Sean Lock. One of the most entertaining, most persuasive comics of an age. A beautiful man.”
Lee Mack, individual entertainer and a dear companion of Lock’s, depicted the information on his death as “awful”, including an assertion: “A genuine unique both in parody and life. I will miss him to such an extent.”
Parody essayist Laura Claxton said: “Nobody did it like Sean. I had the opportunity to work with him throughout the long term and seeing his advertisement libs, ad lib and mind play out direct like it was the most normal, liquid thing on the planet never stopped to shock me.
Brought into the world in Woking, Surrey, Lock left school in the mid 1980s and started chipping away at building destinations however created skin disease, which he accused on over-openness to the sun. He recuperated and chose to zero in on a profession in satire.
From the get-go in his TV profession, Lock showed up on the 1993 series Newman and Baddiel in pieces, close by individual funnies Rob Newman and David Baddiel.
He co-composed the screenplay for the 2001 element movie This Filthy Earth close by chief Andrew Kötting, which was adjusted from the 1887 novel La Terre by Émile Zola.
Lock was named best live comic at the British Comedy Award in 2000 and has likewise recently been selected for the renowned Perrier Comedy Award.
In 2006, he introduced and delivered the Channel 4 series TV Heaven, Telly Hell, in which visitors would examine their preferences in TV. Visitors on the show included Alan Davies, Johnny Vaughan, David Mitchell, Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and Nick Hancock.
Lock additionally showed up at Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and co-facilitated the Big Fat Quiz of the Year with James Corden in 2008. He composed and featured in the well known BBC sitcom 15 Stories High. The show was set in a pinnacle block and focused on a skeptical person called Vince (played by Lock) and his flatmate Errol, played by Benedict Wong.
However, Lock was most popular as a group skipper on 8 Out of 10 Cats, the satire board show facilitated by Jimmy Carr. He showed up on the initial 18 series, inverse group skippers including Jason Manford and Jon Richardson. Lock left the show in 2016 and was supplanted by Rob Beckett toward the start of series 19. He and Richardson additionally showed up on the side project series 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown.
“I wish I had the words to portray the extraordinary man that was Sean Lock. However, today I don’t, and I figure he may have preferred it as such,” tweeted Susie Dent, who highlights in Countdown’s word reference corner.
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