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 Middlesex, before going on to Selwyn College in Cambridge to study law. In 1976 he was called to the bar and become a practising barrister specialising in criminal law.
He is best known in the UK as the host of the show Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Channel 4 in which he always used his show-ending catchphrase "This is me Clive Anderson, saying goodnight. Goodnight". In 1989 Clive presented his own comedy chat show Clive Anderson Talks Back which ran for 10 seasons, changing its name to Clive Anderson All Talk in 1996 when it switched from Channel 4 to BBC.
Now, Clive is most famous for his appearances of various comedy panel shows including QI, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week.