Dom Joly

Dom Joly is an award-winning television comedian.  His first television series, Trigger Happy TV, was a prime-time Friday night hit for four years running on Channel 4, from 2000 – 2004, and went on to be sold in over fifty countries world-wide and win several awards including the Silver Rose of Montreux.

Since then Dom has made TV shows for the BBC, Five and Sky One, including the acclaimed travel series Dom Joly’s Happy Hour. In early 2010 Dom filmed a documentary on Tintin for Channel 4, entitled Dom Joly and The Black Island.

Dom has featured in and directed viral campaigns for Marmite, Barclays, Tango, Comet and Cadburys Twisted, as well as music videos for Ian Brown and Wig-Wam (Alex James from Blur and Betty Boo).

Dom is a columnist for the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, as well as an award-winning travel writer for the Sunday Times. Before Trigger Happy TV, Dom started his working career as a diplomat for the EU in Prague and a Producer for ITN at Westminster!

Also an author, his third book, The Dark Tourist – in which he travelled to North Korea, Iran, Chernobyl, Lebanon and Cambodia – published by Simon and Schuster in 2010, was well recieved and has been released as an audio-book.  Dom’s fourth book, Scary Monsters & Super Creeps: In Search of the World’s Most Hideous Beasts was publishes by Simon & Schuster in August 2012 and see’s Dom travelling the world in search of mythical monsters.

Dom lives in the Cotswolds and London with his Canadian wife, two kids, two dogs and a cat. In his spare time he is a devout ‘gamer’, a keen scuba diver, a golfer and a political anorak.

Dom is available for a variety of corporate work. From hosting to after-dinner speaking, Dom can add an entertaining and humorous edge to any event. Also in demand for PR and online viral campaigns Dom has worked with leading brands to promote campaigns and products in his unique and irreverant style.  Dom has hosted the glamorous premiere of Modern Warfare 2: Call of Duty in Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, he has guest-presented an award at the prestigious BAFTA Video Games Awards, and he has featured on the panel of the live Sky Movies Debate: Which is The Best Batman Movie?. Previous corporate clients include Nectar, Cadbury’s, Comet, Barclays, Sky Movies, Volvo, and Terry’s Chocolate Orange.



Just wanted to say a huge thank you for hooking us up with Dom Joly for our British Computer Society ‘Information Heroes’ campaign and for being generally lovely. I’ve heard back from [the client] that everything ran smoothly on the day, that Dom was a pleasure to work with and that he’s very pleased with the results, so many thanks…


Dom [was] really well received by the audience and fellow panellists alike.. [his] presentation [was] very funny and anecdotal, which the audience responded well to – we were particularly pleased to discover that Dom actually went to school with Christopher Nolan!