About the Author
Matt Lucas is an actor, writer and comedian, and presenter of The Great British Bake Off. He first came to prominence in Shooting Stars with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Together with David Walliams, he reaped massive success with the smash-hit series Little Britain. The three BBC series and two Christmas specials won nearly every award for which they were nominated, including three BAFTAs. Little Britain Live was one of the world's largest comedy tours ever, and ran for over two years in the UK and Australia. This was followed by Little Britain USA for HBO in the US and BBC1 in the UK, and Come Fly With Me for BBC1, which was the most viewed TV comedy that year. Matt also completed two series of The Matt Lucas Awards for BBC1, and Pompidou for BBC2. He went on to play Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in both Disney Alice in Wonderland films, as well as Gil in the hugely acclaimed Bridesmaids, and appeared in the beloved family adaptation of Paddington. His latest film roles include the sci-fi comedy How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Netflix comedy biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Jonas Akerlund's 2019 thriller Polar, and as a notable voice in the Golden Globe-winning animated film Missing Link. He has also appeared in a number of US comedy series, including Community, Portlandia and Fresh Off the Boat. Back in the UK, Matt recently starred as series regular Nardole in series ten of Doctor Who, and fulfilled a lifetime ambition to appear in Les Miserables, playing Thenardier in the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena, the All-Star Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre, and for a run in the main West End cast. His memoir, Little Me, was published by Canongate in 2017, and he starred as the lead in the revived version of the classic British musical Me and My Girl at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018. Matt is also a much loved stand-in for Paul O'Grady and Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2, presenting their shows on numerous occasions throughout 2019. Scott Coello creates animations and illustrations under the alias Cribble. Cribble's humorous artwork and short films, from stories of human struggle to vignettes about dog farts, have been viewed by millions worldwide. Merry Christmas, Baked Potato is Cribble's second picture book for children.