Jon Harvey is an award-winning comedy writer/producer and performer for TV, radio and online. With credits including The Thick Of It, Have I Got News For You, Time Trumpet, The Revolution Will Be Televised and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, he is emerging as one of the sharpest and most promising satirical talents in the UK.
In 2017 Jon won Best Comedy at the BBC Audio Awards for producing Robert Newman’s Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution (BBC Radio 4). Other projects he has brought to air recently include Austentatious, The World of Simon Rich, Dave Podmore and Did the Victorians Ruin The World? In September 2017 Jon’s new political comedy Lobby Land premieres on BBC Radio 4, starring Gemma Whelan and Charlie Higson, and his pop culture stand-up is fast gaining a cult following.
Jon is a freelance contributor for Private Eye, The Times and BBC Radio Five Live. Further writing credits include Only Connect, Comic Relief, Revolting and The Daily Telegraph. Jon also makes online videos and his Youtube mash-ups have received over 60 million hits, garnering international press attention. His interests span a wide range of subject areas including politics, sport, films and the ancient world.
In March 2015 his sketch The Last Ever Top Gear received 10 million hits on Facebook and YouTube on the day it was published.