- Toby Foster
Toby Foster (born 1969) is a
comedian, actorand radio presenter, who claims to be from Barnsley South Yorkshire, Englandthough he was actually born in Rotherham.Fact|date=July 2008
He went to the
BarnburghJunior School, followed by Lacewood Primary School, Dearneside Comprehensive and Wath Comprehensive in Rotherham.
Foster is an acclaimed stand up comedian, who promotes and comperes at Sheffield's Last Laugh comedy club, and was a founder member of the
M.E.N.@Workteam at Manchester's Comedy Store. He is also the host of BBC Radio Sheffield's breakfast programme, from 7-9am each weekday. He was host of a popular weekday mid-morning show from 8.30-11am until March 2007, for which he was nominated for the Entertainment Sony Radio Academy Awardin 2004. He started on the afternoon show from 2-5pm, taking over from Tony Capstickon April 2 2002. He then worked with Antonia Brickell on a joint breakfast show in September 2004.
He has been off the comedy circuit for nearly two years to concentrate on the opening of his latest Last Laugh Comedy Club, formerly at The Roundhouse in
Sheffield, now held at the Memorial Hall. He also runs The Last Laugh at The Lescar, Yorkshire's longest running comedy club. His company also runs comedy clubs at both the University of Sheffieldand Sheffield Hallam University. He recently ended a 6 year relationship with The Lamproom Theatrein Barnsley, and now hosts a show called "Toby Foster and Friends" at the Penistone Paramount.
He is perhaps better known to a wider audience as Les in
Peter Kay's sitcom Phoenix Nights, which he starred in from 2000-2002. He has also appeared in That Peter Kay Thingand Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere.
He is affectionately referred to as "One-Take" Foster by friend and co-star Peter Kay, because of his belief that he never gets his lines wrong [ Peter Kay - Phoenix Nights Series 2 DVD Commentary ] .
Foster also played a character in the Christmas Special of Extras, credited as "Northern Comic", and featured in the mock Celebrity Big Brother show.
He is currently working on the British comedy film "Snappers" which is being shot on location in Torbay. The film is scheduled for an October release and also stars
Joss Stone, Matt Milburn, Tim Healy, Suranne Jones, Matt Slackand John Bowe, amongst others.
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/radiosheffield/pres_toby.shtml Presenter Profile] (for BBC Radio Sheffield)
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/fun/360/bbc_studio.shtml Panoramic Toby (requires Java)]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/culture/2002/10/fast_show.shtml Toby meets the Fast Show]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/content/articles/2005/08/17/toby_foster_tv_trail_feature.shtml TV trailers for Radio Sheffield]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/fun_stuff/tobyworld/index.shtml Tobyworld]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/culture/2002/10/off_the_shelf.shtml Interviews Michael Palin and Alan Titchmarsh]
* [http://www.sheffieldcomedy.com/ Last Laugh Comedy Club website]
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