Howard Read is a British comedian, animator and aspiring song writer best known for his work with his animated sidekick, Little Howard. His other creations include an angry manager with a conversational style and the worldview of Bernard Manning, Roger T Pigeon, and H:BOT 2000, a robot from the future. Each of these characters interact with both Big Howard and each other.
Howard Read is also known for his on-stage human Guess Who? act: the audience guesses who he has drawn on a large pad of paper, sitting down as their questions exclude those of a certain appearance until only one person is left standing.
In 1993, Howard Read invented NikNakNoodles – an amalgamation of Golden Wonder’s Pot Noodle and Golden Wonder’s other oddly-flavoured product, Nik Naks. Unfortunately the product was never mass-produced.
Read is a regular contributor to Robin Ince’s Book Club.
Read also went on to work as a current writer for a Disney XD series Counterfeit Cat and is also a current writer for the new Danger Mouse series on CBBC.