Honorary Graduate, 11 July 2013 11am – Jon Culshaw

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 11, 2013 09:35 AM |
Leading impressionist and comedian

Culshaw is a popular impressionist and comedian and has worked on shows such as Spitting Image, Big Breakfast and And This is Them. He is best known for his TV and radio work, particularly on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Two’s Dead Ringers.

The programme has won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Radio programme (2000), the Sony Gold Radio Academy Award for Best Comedy Show and the British Comedy Awards 2001 Best Radio Comedy.

Culshaw’s talents have also been extended to charity work for Comic Relief and Prostate Cancer UK.

In 2011, Culshaw joined Leicester Honorary Graduate, Sir Patrick Moore, Leicester teacher, Paul Abel, and Leicester graduate, Pete Lawrence, on the 700th episode of the BBC’s famed astronomy programme, The Sky at Night.

Mr Jon Culshaw will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at this week’s Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 11 July 2013.