Julian Clary

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut!)


Julian Clary was born 25 May, 1959 in Teddington, Middlesex, England. He is best known for his camp television compering in outrageous costumes and his endless stream of sexual double entendres and puns.

He provided the British public with an out gay man who was also upfront about sex and sexuality. Julian Clary went to a strict Catholic school in Ealing. He studied English and drama at Goldsmith's College, in South London. He has had a variety of jobs including a guard on the London Underground and a singing telegram. At the age of 19 he had a girlfriend but after she left him he started a relationship with a barman at the Old Vic.

He started on the London comedy circuit as Gillian Pie-Face, wearing a kaftan, beads, and pink wig. His debut television appearance was on Channel 4 in Cabaret at the Jongleurs in 1988 as The Joan Collins Fan Club with Fanny the Wonderdog. Fanny retired in 1988.

In 1993 he was the compere of the British Comedy Awards which was being broadcast live on television. A sexual joke involving Norman Lamont, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, received uproarious laughter from the celebrity audience. Although there were only 12 complaints from a viewing audience of 3 million, the next day's press was indignant and called for him to be banned from television.

As a result Julian Clary went on tour in Australia. He returned to Britain in 1995 and took up acting and compering again.

To book Julian Clary, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.


Please note; Emkay Entertainments act as a booking agent for any engagements for this artiste. Bookings are processed through our partner agency, SpeakOut!.