Rich Hall is the Perrier Award Winner 2000, TIME OUT Comedy Award Winner 2000 and Adelaide Festival Fringe Award Winner 2000. He is best known for his comic alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw. He divides his time between London and Montana.
Courtenay Hameister is a professional nervous person. During her 12 years as host and head writer for Live Wire, a nationally-syndicated public radio show, she interviewed over 500 intimidating people and wrote 200 personal essays in bursts of anxiety-fueled inspiration at midnight the night before each show. Her work has also been featured in McSweeney's, APM's Marketplace, More Magazine and some scathing emails to the customer service department at Macy's.
Born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Jewish father and a Mormon mother, Chelsea Handler is the youngest of six children. She is the star and host of E!'s Chelsea Lately.
Michele Hanson is an author and Guardian columnist. Her memoir, What the Grown-ups Were Doing, is published by Simon & Schuster
Rebecca Harrington read English at Harvard, Journalism at Columbia and now works as a staff writer for the Huffington Post. An anglophile, she regularly visits the UK but is currently based in New York.
DENA HARRIS is a former humor columnist for Cats & Kittens magazine and her writing appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat. She is also the author of Lessons in Stalking and For the Love of Cats. The host of a monthly AM radio show and founder of a corporate communications company, Write for You, Dena lives with her husband and two cats.
Roy Hattersley is a politician-turned-writer. He was elected to Parliament in 1964, and served in each of Harold Wilson's governments as well as Jim Callaghan's Cabinet before becoming deputy leader of the Labour Party in 1983. He is the author of fourteen books.
Michael Henderson was born in Lancashire, educated in Derbyshire, and lives in London. A well-known writer on sport, and the arts, he has worked for the Times, the Guardian, and the Daily Mail, and was cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. He also writes about music for the Spectator. His interests include German music, Dutch paintings, Russian novels, American films, French wine and English ale.
Richard Herring has enjoyed phenomenal success as a writer and performer and is an innovator in the world of podcasts. Persistently placing in the Top 10 UK Comedy Podcast chart,Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast sees him interview top comedians in front of a live audience, with previous guests including Stephen Fry, David Mitchell, and Russell Brand. He has written and appeared in a number of critically acclaimed plays, is a frequent guest on television panel shows, and regularly tours as a stand-up comedian.
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives. He is a prize-winning journalist with a regular column in the Miami Herald and many articles in varied magazines. He started writing crime fiction in the early 1980s and has recently branched out into children's books; he has also had several works of non-fiction published.
'Bill Hicks performed his first stand-up routine at 14 and died in February 1994 aged 32. He was hilarious, brilliant, brave and right about everything.' Henry Rollins
Nichi Hodgson is a 32-old-year journalist, broadcaster, and author living in London. She regularly contributes to the Guardian, Vice, and the Telegraph on civil liberties and censorship issues, sex and the law, and gender politics. She has spoken on Woman's Hour about lust and her documentary on porn ethics was broadcast on Radio 4. She writes for US women's mag Bustle.com on US politics, social policy, and health, and was for some time the Men's Health Sexual Adventurer columnist. Nichi was one of the first British journalists to court-report via Twitter, and is cited in Wikipedia for her coverage of the 2012 obscenity trial, R v Peacock. Nichi is a regular commentator on BBC Radio 2's The Jeremy Vine Show, and on BBC Radio 5 Live. She reviews the papers and comments regularly for Sky News, and makes frequent appearances in TV documentaries and debates on sex, porn and society. Her first book, Bound To You, detailing her time as a professional dominatrix and personal submissive, was published by Hodder. Nichi is also the Director of the Ethical Porn Partnership.
Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.
Paul Husband is an award winning, published photographer based in Manchester in the North West of England, who specialises in wedding, portraiture and event photography. He is currently the photographer for The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival and The Blackthorn Music Festival.
Tony Husband is a British cartoonist whose cartoons contain much black humour. His cartoons have appeared in many newspapers, magazines, books and websites, in several TV and theatrical productions, and are often found on humorous greeting cards, and he has a regular cartoon strip in Private Eye entitled Yobs, which has run from the late 1980s. He co-wrote the Round the Bend children's television series, which ran from 1989 to 1991. He was also involved with Hangar 17, which ran from 1992 to 1994. He and the poet Ian McMillan tour the UK regularly with their show A Cartoon History of Here, an evening of live, improvised poetry and cartoons. He has won The Cartoon Museum's Pont Award.