Clive is a man of many talents, one of which is comedy sketch writing. He has written for Frankie Howerd, Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith in Alas Smith and Jones, and for Not the Nine O'Clock News.
Anderson was educated at Harrow County School for Boys in
In 1970 Anderson and Geoffrey Perkins wrote a revue, Happy Poison, which was produced as a Christmas entertainment to raise money for charity.
In 1995, Anderson won the TRIC Award for "Personality of the Year".
In 1991, Anderson won the British Comedy Award for "Best TV Entertainment Presenter" for Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
His nickname is "The Cuddly Assassin."
Anderson is the president of the Woodland Trust.
Anderson is a legal barrister and has been for over 30 years.
Anderson was a member of "Cambridge Footlights" at the same time as fellow comic, Griff Rhys Jones.
From 1974-1975, Anderson was president of "Cambridge Footlights".
Anderson supports Arsenal Football Club.
Anderson lives in Highbury, North London, with his wife and three children.
(On Peter Snow taking part in "Maestro")
Clive: He's the right shape for a conductor, isn't he? And I think his experience on the Swingometer [in the days when he presented the BBC's General Election coverage] gives him some skills in waving his arms around – vital in a conductor.
Clive: Yes, I hug trees... but not on the first date!
(On becoming president of the "Woodland Trust")
Clive: President is a rather grand title but I am delighted and honoured to represent the Woodland Trust and I will do my best to support its plan for action in keeping woodland alive.
Clive: I'm not bald... I'm just taller than my hair!
Clive: You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers.
Clive: The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party.