(March 3, 1971- )
Born in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Presenter of the namesake ‘Wipe’ series line (Screenwipe, Gameswipe, Newswipe, Weekly Wipe)
Writer for ‘The 11 O’Clock Show,’ ‘Dead Set,’ and ‘Black Mirror’
2009 British Comedy Awards Best Newcomer (‘You Have Been Watching’)
2012 British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Entertainment Personality
Why he might be annoying
His birth name is actually Charlton, not Charles.
His TvGoHome website was inspired by ‘racist graffiti, although that sounds like a terrible thing to say.’
The Polytechnic of Central London became the University of Westminster during his attendance.
Because video gaming was not considered an acceptable subject for a thesis, he did not get to graduate that year.
A 1998 issue of PC Zone Magazine was pulled from many British newsagent shelves over… a one-shot cartoon, titled Helmut Wrestler’s Cruelty Zoo.
When his sister-in-law mentioned him by name in a Parliamentary session on political satire, other ministers cut her off by swearing.
Why he might not be annoying
In a column on the 2004 Presidential Election, which saw George W. Bush reelected, he wrote: ‘John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley, Jr. — where are you now that we need you?’
He met his future wife – described as his polar opposite personality – during the filming of a 2008 ‘Screenwipe’ episode.
And yet, in private interviews, he can come off as astonishingly diplomatic and subtle.
In his final column for Screen Burn in The Guardian (2000–2010), he admitted to an increasing difficulty in being objectively critical toward mainstream media.
‘Success is always possible if you forget about ‘success’ as a concept…’ (If it satisfies you, it’s worth it.)
Credit: Cool It All Right?
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