David Edward Walliams OBE
(born Williams; 20 August 1971 in Wimbledon, London) is an English comedian, writer, children's author, and actor, known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the TV sketch show Little Britain
. He also swam the English channel once for charity.
He has also written and starred in the television series Big School and his series of children's books; The World Of Walliams:
Tropes associated with his work include:
- Camp Straight: When paired with Matt Lucas, he's certainly this to Lucas' Straight Gay, though he's happily married.
- Creator Cameo: He appears in every book-to-TV-film adaptation of his works.
- Determinator: In The World's Worst Children, vol. 1, Brian Wong is determined to count to one zillion. He's interrupted on his death bed for the last time.
- Enfant Terrible: The premise of his World's Worst Children series.
- Precision F-Strike: His earlier books contained very minor bad words. For example, Mr Hawtrey says "Where the hell are they?" in The Boy in the Dress.
- Sadist Teacher: Many of the teachers in The World's Worst Teachers. Some, however, are just incompetent.
- Stage Name: His real surname is Williams.