- Performed his first solo stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1998; was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Perrier Awards.
- Started his column Funny Money for The Guardian in 2003, where he gave his views on finance.
- Has written two books: Cautionary Tales for Grown Ups in 2006 and It Wasn't Me: Why Everybody is to Blame and You're Not in 2008.
- Hosted the news satire show 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 Live from 2009 to 2010.
- Played the speaking role of Smith in L'Etoile, a comic opera staged at The Royal Opera House in 2016.