He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, Best Entertainment Category, for Steve Coogan is The Man Who Thinks He’s It, with Steve Coogan for the 1998 season. A comedian, television producer, poet and writer. He is Managing Director of Baby Cow Productions Ltd which he set up with Steve Coogan. In his early career, Normal toured with the band Pulp. With Mark Atwood he helped form the Live Poets Society whose motto was ‘poetry so good you can actually understand it’. Established in Manchester, they performed in pubs and clubs throughout the north of England. Normal had an eccentric delivery style, and at a 1987 poetry convention in Corby performed with a paper bag over his head. In 1999, Henry Normal and Steve Coogan established their TV comedy production company, Baby Cow Productions. TV programmes since produced by this award-winning company include: Sensitive Skin (2005), starring Joanna Lumley and Denis Lawson and Gavin & Stacey (2007), starring James Corden and Ruth Jones He has written for TV and film. He co-wrote The Royle Family with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, and was co-screenwriter for the 2001 film The Parole Officer, starring Steve Coogan. Henry Normal’s poetry collections include The Dream Ticket, Is Love Science Fiction?, Map of Heaven and Nude Modelling for the afterlife.