John is one of Britain’s most popular comic authors. A former comedy scriptwriter for such productions as Spitting Image, Room 101, Have I Got News For You, Murder Most Horrid and Chicken Run, he is founder of the UK's first daily news satire website NewsBiscuit and more recently co-wrote the Broadway musical Something Rotten!
Also a renowned author, his next book There's Only Two David Beckhams (a football fantasy set at Qatar 2022) will be published in November. He has previously published four other novels: The Man Who Forgot His Wife, May Contain Nuts, This Is Your Life and The Best a Man Can Get. He has also written two best-selling history books: An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, as well as a political memoir, Things Can Only Get Better and three collections of his column for the Guardian. His books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and have been adapted for radio and television.