George Lewis is a stand up comedian from Stockport. In the last couple of years he has appeared on the BBC New Talent Hotlist, hosted Top Gear Extra Gear (BBC 2, 3 & Worldwide) and was the winner of Celebrity Mastermind (Specialist subject: Oasis).
He is currently filming sections of his stand up for the Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2.
Early in his career, he had successes in several new act competitions, following in the footsteps of Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall to win the Amused Moose National New Comic Award, as well as Nando’s New Comedian of the Year, The Brighton Squawker Award, the Comedy Cafe New Act Award and the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year. In 2016 he was runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, was selected to perform as part of the Pleasance Reserve and was a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist. He then went on to do tour support for Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen and Russell Kane.
George is now touring his own show ‘A man, a plan, a girl with fake tan’, after a successful month long run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
As a presenter, George was named as the new host of Top Gear Extra Gear in 2017. And for Comic Relief, he has interviewed stars such as Warwick Davis, Gordon Ramsay, Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent.
George has also written for TV and radio, most notably for Comic Relief and BBC Comedy.