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Arthur Smith is an English alternative comedian and writer. He was born in Bermondsey, South London. He is brother to Richard Smith, the British medical doctor, editor, and businessman.
Arthur Smith was a student at The Roan School for Boys, a grammar school, now John Roan School in Blackheath, London. He was one of many stand-up performers on the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s.
In addition to stand-up comedy, such as his recent hit Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (later broadcast on Radio 4), he is also a radio presenter on such BBC Radio 4 programmes as Excess Baggage and Loose Ends, and appears on television comedy panel games. He took over as narrator of the TV series A Life of Grime after the death of John Peel and more recently was one of the Grumpy Old Men in the television series of that name.