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Watch: Never Mind The Buzzcocks tribute to Sean Hughes



Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes

Never Mind The Buzzcocks has released a tribute to Irish comedian Sean Hughes following his death on Monday at the age of 51.

The funnyman served as a team captain on the popular music panel show from 1996 - 2002.

In tribute to the star, the quiz show released a video compilation of Hughes' best and funniest moments on the series.

The YouTube post read: "So many memories made on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, these are just a few. A tribute to the great Sean Hughes."


As well as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Hughes was also known for his Channel 4 sitcom Sean's Show, which was nominated for a British Comedy Award in 1992.

The comedian also had roles in The Last Detective and Coronation Street, as well as appearing in the 1991 Irish hit film The Commitments.

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In 1990 he became the youngest ever winner of the Perrier Comedy Award for his Edinburgh Festival show A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes.

Tributes from fellow comedians have poured in since news of his death, with Irish funnyman Dara O Briain describing him as "one of the Irish comedy trailblazers in the UK."


Jason Manford wrote on Twitter: "Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke."


Nica Burns, the director of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, said: "He was a huge talent, a really good comic, instinctive timing from day one and a very good writer. He will be missed."


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