Irish comedian, actor and writer, known for Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996), Sean Hughes Live (1991) and Sean Hughes: The Right Side of Wrong - Live (2007). He is a dedicated animal rights supporter-
"As far as I’m concerned (and I know it’s a little extreme), if you eat fish and you say you’re a vegetarian you’ve got the exact same principles as the Nazis"
"I don’t think that anyone should be allowed to do wildlife shows unless they’re vegetarian"
Hughes became a household name in the 1990s with the television series Sean’s Show.The show received a nomination for the 1992 British Comedy Award for Best Channel 4 Sitcom. He later recorded a series of brief programmes called Sean's Shorts, in which he toured England, travelling to many of the country's towns and cities, visiting local places of interest and meeting local people. In 1995, he marked his 30th birthday with the Sean Hughes is Thirty Somehow tour, which was broadcast on Channel. Hughes then returned to stand-up, touring the UK and Australia in 2007 with his show, The Right Side of Wrong. From 1996 to 2002 he was a team captain on the BBC 2 comedy quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks, alongside Phill Jupitus and Mark Lamarr. As well as comedy, he has written collections of prose and poetry and worked on a number of films. He also presented weekend radio shows on the BBC's London radio station BBC GLR, and in 2002 joined BBC 6 Music, presenting the Sunday morning programme. He has also written two novels, The Detainees (1998) and It's What He Would Have Wanted (2000).
In recent times, Hughes played "Brendan" in the 2010 British film version of Tony Hawks' best selling book, Round Ireland with a Fridge, and took on the lead role in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan's comic novel, Puckoon.