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Lee Mack is an English actor, comedian and presenter. He is known for writing and starring in the sitcom Not Going Out, being a team captain on the BBC One comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?, hosting the Sky One panel show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo and presenting the panel show They Think It’s All Over.
He has also been a guest host on Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, a guest captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and a guest panellist on QI. In 2021 he made his debut in the Radio 4 panel game I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.
|Comedian, Actor, Presenter
Lee Mack who real name is Lee Gordon McKillop was born on 4 August 1968(age 53 years) in Southport, Lancashire. He lived above a pub until he was 12 when his parents separated. He went to Birkdale Primary Junior School (Bury Road), Stanley High School in Southport and Everton High School in Blackburn.
On leaving school, Mack worked in a bingo hall and as a stable boy. After working at the stable of racehorse trainer Ginger McCain in Southport for three days, he asked if he could ride one of the horses, to which the trainer agreed. Without realising, Mack then chose Red Rum as the first horse he would ride.
Mack then became a Blue Coat entertainer at the Pontins holiday resort at Hemsby in Norfolk. He was sacked after appearing on stage drunk one night, forgetting a joke and insulting an audience member. He then worked for six months at Pontins in Morecambe.
He went on to have various other jobs and performed his first “open mic” slot in 1994 while studying at Brunel University from where he graduated with a degree in drama. Within 18 months he was a full-time comedian.
Lee Mack first came to prominence by winning So You Think You’re Funny at the 1995 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Five years later at the festival, he was nominated for the Perrier Award Main Prize for his sketch comedy show, Lee Mack’s New Bits, with Catherine Tate and Dan Antopolski. Since then, Mack has played the part of Graham, the security guard in the original radio version of The Mighty Boosh, and also has his own radio show on BBC Radio 2 called The Lee Mack Show, which features varying celebrities co-hosting the show.
Mack was a cast member for ITV’s The Sketch Show and featured in the American version of the same name. In 2005 Mack presented They Think It’s All Over, a sports-based comedy panel game, formerly presented by Nick Hancock. However, it proved to be the show’s final series. In 2007 he appeared on TV Heaven, Telly Hell.
His first sitcom Not Going Out for BBC One with Tim Vine (in which he plays Lee, the leading man) premiered on 6 October 2006. The show has since returned for ten more series, the most recent airing in 2021. The show has won a Rose d’Or and RTS Award.
Since 2007 Mack has been a team captain on the BBC One comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?. He has also been a guest host on Have I Got News for You six times and was twice guest host on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Mack has appeared on Live at the Apollo.
In June 2011 he launched a new show, Lee Mack’s All-Star Cast, for BBC One. It features members of the audience taking part in silly games to get a spot in a sketch at the end of the show. In June 2012, Mack was one of the compères at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.
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In March 2013 Mack appeared on the panel on an episode of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief with Arlene Phillips and Greg James. Since February 2014 he has presented Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, a comedy-based panel show for Sky1. In 2018 Mack appeared in the Doctor Who episode “Kerblam!”.
In June 2020 Mack announced his new sitcom, Semi-Detached. He was also set to host a reality show named The Chop: Britain’s Best Woodworker for Sky History. However, the show was suspended shortly after its debut in October 2020, after allegations emerged that one of the series’ contestants, promoted through the channel’s social media pages, bore facial tattoos resembling Nazi symbolism.
Mack was on series 11 of Taskmaster, which started broadcast in March 2021. He went on tour in 2006 and filmed his first live DVD at the Bloomsbury Theatre, which was released the following year. In spring 2010 Mack embarked on his “Going Out” tour. Extra dates were added for autumn 2010 due to his spring tour being sold out well in advance. Going Out Live, his second live DVD was filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo and was released in November. In December 2010 he performed at the Royal Variety Performance.
He said in an interview with The Guardian that his first foray into comedy was doing Bobby Ball impressions at his school when he was 15. Mack is a keen supporter of Blackburn Rovers and occasionally visits Ewood Park to watch games. At one point, Mack shared a flat with Noel Fielding. In July 2012, Mack received an honorary doctorate from Brunel University. He published his autobiography Mack the Life (ISBN 0-552-16655-3) in the same year.
Mack is a darts fan and regularly plays with his friend Tim Vine. Both men appeared on the debut series of Let’s Play Darts, facing each other in the final, with Mack and his partner Martin Adams beating Vine and his partner Darryl Fitton. Mack held two Guinness World Records titles relating to darts. The first was for the most darts number twos in one minute, which stood until 19 November 2020 when Ricky Evans broke the record with a total of 25.
Lee Mack had also, on the same day of the first record, breaking the record for the most darts in inner and outer bullseyes in one minute; that title was held for a year and two months before it was broken on 23 September 2016 by professional darts player James Wade.
In a 2015 interview with The Big Issue, Mack claimed to adhere to “left-of-centre” political leanings. On 25 March 2020 Mack confirmed that he was self-isolating with suspected COVID-19, following his attendance at the Cheltenham Festival.
Lee Mack is married to his longtime girlfriend Tara McKillop. They had their wedding in 2005. Mack and his wife have three children together. He is a vegan. However, in February 2009, along with other British entertainers, Mack signed an open letter to The Times regarding the Baháʼí Faith leaders then on trial in Iran.
Lee Mack net worth
How much is Lee Mack worth? Lee Mack net worth is estimated at around $8.1 million as of 2021. His main source of income is from his comedy career. However, He is not the first person in his family to have performed comedy. He revealed in the 2018 series of Who Do You Think You Are? that his great-grandfather was a jobbing comic and used the stage name, Billy Mac. By using the index of birth records from the General Register Office (GRO) researchers obtained the details needed to order the birth certificate that confirms Mack’s great-grandfather had been registered at birth as William Alexander McKillop. It was also revealed that his grandfather Joe was born in Southport but was brought to Ireland as a baby and brought up by his grandparents in Ballina, County Mayo.