Rob Brydon

  • Birth Name: Robert Brydon Jones
  • Birth Place: Baglan, South Wales, Wales
  • Profession: Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Met Ruth Jones while they were both at Porthcawl Comprehensive School.
  • Joined Radio Wales at 20 years old.
  • From 1994 he became the main presenter of Rave, BBC Radio 5s youth magazine and music program.
  • For 2009 Comic Relief Brydon performed "(Barry) Islands in the Stream" with Ruth Jones and singer Tom Jones. It reached Number 1 in the UK Single Charts.
  • On April 1, 2011 he replaced Ken Bruce on BBC Radio2 as one of his impersonations on April Fools' Day.
  • Released his biography, Small Man in a Book in 2011.
  • Voices the character Lewton in the Discworld computer game Discworld Noir.  
  • Took part in Channel 4s Comedy Gala 2010.
  • Appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2013.


  • 2018, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee


  • Attended Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, Wales

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