|Intro||English actor, comedian, writer|
|Is|| Actor |
|Type|| Film, TV, Stage & Radio |
Shaun Pye is an English actor, comedian, writer, critic, television producer, editor and journalist, known for co-creating the animated sketch comedy Monkey Dust with Harry Thompson, and for his role as Greg Lindley-Jones on Ricky Gervais’s sitcom Extras. Pye created and wrote There She Goes.
A former comedy critic for the Evening Standard and editor of Tough Puzzles, Pye has performed as a comedian. He is, however, known best for his work as a writer, having written material for series including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, They Think It’s All Over, Armstrong and Miller, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Would I Lie To You? and Channel 4’s The 100 Greatest Cartoons. He also worked as one of the head writers on 8 out of 10 Cats alongside presenter Jimmy Carr and fellow comedian Frankie Boyle.
He first met his comedy partner Harry Thompson while working on The 11 O’Clock Show, and together they created the dark satirical animation Monkey Dust, which broadcast on BBC Three for three series. The pair collaborated with Alan Connor in 2006 to create Respectable, a sitcom for channel Five about a suburban brothel. Following Thompson’s death from lung cancer, Shaun took over production of the show. He also co-produced the short lived quiz show It’s Only TV… But I Like It.
He co-created The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret along with comedian David Cross for Channel 4.
As of October 2015, Pye is a “Programme Associate” on the BBC comedy panel show Have I Got News For You.
Pye was the creator and writer of There She Goes, a 2018 programme on BBC Four about a family with a learning disability. It was based on Pye’s experiences with his daughter, who was born in 2006 with a chromosomal disorder.