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SpouseStacey MacDougall

Dom Joly is a British comedian, television personality and author. He is best known for his creation and starring role in the hidden camera show Trigger Happy TV.

Joly was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on October 31, 1966. His father was a diplomat and his mother was a teacher. He has two older sisters. Joly was educated at Millfield School in Somerset, England. He then studied at the University of Bristol, where he earned a degree in French and Russian Studies.

Joly began his career as a journalist, working for The Sunday Times and The Independent. He then became a comedy writer and performer, appearing on shows such as Have I Got News For You and The 11 O’Clock Show.

In 2000, Joly created and starred in Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera show that became a cult hit in the UK and abroad. The show ran for two series on Channel 4 and spawned a number of spin-offs, including a feature film.

Joly has since appeared on a variety of TV shows in the UK and US, including Celebrity Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and The Graham Norton Show. He has also written two books, Trigger Happy and The Dark Side of Superficiality.

Joly is married to former BBC journalist Liz Kershaw. They have three children together.

Joly has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

General Info

Full NameDom Joly
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Journalist, Television Director, Television producer, Presenter
EducationSOAS, University of London


SpouseStacey MacDougall
SiblingsHarriet Joly


NominationsBritish Comedy Award for Best Comedy Newcomer
TV ShowsTrigger Happy TV, World Shut Your Mouth, Fool Britannia, This Is Dom Joly, The Complainers

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1I didn't send my kids to boarding school. It made sense for my parents since they were living in Lebanon but I don't see the point of having kids if you're just going to send them off to prison. I felt trapped with 50 people I hated for five years and I want my kids to have a home life. People who send their kids to boarding school have too much money and have given up on being parents. The minute you send your kids to boarding school, it's the end of your relationship with them - it's like them leaving home. That's going to happen at 18, I don't want it to happen at seven.
2I loathe Doctor Who (2005). I just don't get it. Doctor Shit I call it at home.



Fool Britannia2012-2013TV SeriesVarious Characters
Things Talk2009TV MovieTurntable (voice)
The Wrong Door2008TV Series
Dom Joly's Happy Hour2006TV Series
Trigger Happy TV2000-2016TV SeriesVarious Characters
Trigger Happy TV2003TV SeriesVarious Roles


World Shut Your Mouth2005TV Series executive producer
Trigger Happy TV2000-2016TV Series producer - 16 episodes
Trigger Happy TV2003TV Series producer
This Is Dom Joly2003TV Series producer - 2 episodes


World Shut Your Mouth2005TV Series
Trigger Happy TV2000-2016TV Series 16 episodes
This Is Dom Joly2003TV Series 2 episodes


Dom Joly's Happy Hour2006TV Series written by
World Shut Your Mouth2005TV Series
Trigger Happy TV2003TV Series writer


Smile... This Was Candid Camera2010TV Movie documentary performer: "Candid Camera UK Theme Song"


The Mark Thomas Comedy Product1996TV Series researcher - 1996


The Cars That Made Britain Great2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls2016TV SeriesHimself
Sky News: Sunrise2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong2016TV Special documentaryHimself - Comedian
Christmas with the Double Acts2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
20 Moments That Rocked the 00s2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian and Journalist
30 Greatest Disaster Movies2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
20 Moments That Rocked the 90s2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
The Saturday Night Story2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Fool Britannia
Pointless Celebrities2014TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2014TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Now2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Daybreak2013TV SeriesHimself
Question Time2013TV SeriesHimself
Splash!2013TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Shows2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jonathan Ross Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2012TV SeriesHimself
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Total Wipeout2011TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
50 Greatest Wedding Shockers2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fern2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Smile... This Was Candid Camera2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Toys2010TV MovieHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2010TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW!2010TV SeriesHimself
The Michael Ball Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Are You Having a Laugh? TV and Disability2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Election 20102010TV MovieHimself
Argumental2010TV SeriesHimself
The Gadget Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Mastermind2010TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Greatest Ever 3D Moments2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
As Seen on TV2009TV SeriesHimself
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2009TV SeriesHimself
Why I Love Celebrity Big Brother2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
QI2008TV SeriesHimself
Batteries Not Included2008TV Series documentaryHimself
What the Dickens?2008TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Complainers2008TV SeriesHimself
The Law of the Playground2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Would I Lie to You?2007TV SeriesHimself
The F Word2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Deadline2007TV SeriesHimself - Reporter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2007TV SeriesHimself
This Week2007TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2001-2006TV SeriesHimself
Dom Joly's Happy Hour2006TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2006TV SeriesHimself
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Funny Moments2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Peperami sausage
Today with Des and Mel2005TV SeriesHimself
World Shut Your Mouth2005TV SeriesHimself
Excellent Adventure2005TV Series documentaryHimself (2005)
Jools's Hootenanny2004TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments2004TV Special documentaryHimself
This Is Dom Joly2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Presenter
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Being Dom Joly2001TV MovieHimself
We Know Where You Live2001TV MovieHimself
Comedy Lab1998TV SeriesHimself
The 11 O'Clock Show1998TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Comedy Summit: The World's Ultimate Prankster2011TV MovieHimself
Argumental2010TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2007TV SpecialMan on Phone (uncredited)
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show2007TV SpecialHimself


Nominated Awards

2000British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy NewcomerTrigger Happy TV (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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