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British comedian and presenter Phill Jupitus was a civil servant with the Department of Health and Social Security when he began to write political poetry and draw cartoons. He quit his job in 1984 and began performing anti-fascist poetry under name Porky the Poet, with the ultimate aim of building a music career. His supporting gig for socialist musician Billy Bragg led to him directing an award-nominated video for the musician, and he would also go on to produce a video for Kirsty MacColl. In 1992, he made his first television appearance on the program "TV Hell," which celebrated bad TV moments. Two years later, he appeared on two episodes of the panelist program "Loose Talk." In 1996, he landed in a role which was ideally suited to his musical knowledge and emcee skills when he became a team captain on the music quiz program "Never Mind the Buzzcocks"; he has appeared on all 227 episodes of the program since. He has also made regular appearances on the Stephen Fry-hosted comedy quiz show "QI" since 2003. In 1999, he landed the lead, playing an Essex man from the past in the sitcom "Dark Ages," which used the concept of medieval villagers and their fears to parody contemporary issues. Jupitus has...

British comedian and presenter Phill Jupitus was a civil servant with the Department of Health and Social Security when he began to write political poetry and draw cartoons. He quit his job in 1984 and began performing anti-fascist poetry under name Porky the Poet, with the ultimate aim of building a music career. His supporting gig for socialist musician Billy Bragg led to him directing an award-nominated video for the musician, and he would also go on to produce a video for Kirsty MacColl. In 1992, he made his first television appearance on the program "TV Hell," which celebrated bad TV moments. Two years later, he appeared on two episodes of the panelist program "Loose Talk." In 1996, he landed in a role which was ideally suited to his musical knowledge and emcee skills when he became a team captain on the music quiz program "Never Mind the Buzzcocks"; he has appeared on all 227 episodes of the program since. He has also made regular appearances on the Stephen Fry-hosted comedy quiz show "QI" since 2003. In 1999, he landed the lead, playing an Essex man from the past in the sitcom "Dark Ages," which used the concept of medieval villagers and their fears to parody contemporary issues. Jupitus has also provided voiceovers to various projects, including a 1999 production of "Watership Down," and in 2010, the "Alien vs. Predator" video game.

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