Known for his exaggerated glam appearance wearing heavy makeup and his love of risqué innuendo, Julian Clary is a leading star of British alternative comedy and a popular celebrity guest on various talk and panel shows. He first came to prominence working the alternative comedy circuit under various aliases, including Gillian Pieface and The Joan Collins Fanclub. His frequent appearances on the late-night sketch comedy program "Friday Night Live" and his hosting duties on the game show "Sticky Moments with Julian Clary", which ran for two seasons, brought his unique brand of comedy to a whole new audience. His expertise at improvisation served him well on other shows involving a live audience, including "Whose Line is it Anyway?", "Room 101", and "It's Only TV... But I Like It", the latter program a game show hosted by Jonathan Ross. The comedian also played a judge who presided over disputes, much like the U.S. courtroom show "Judge Judy", in "All Rise for Julian Clary", and he was a regular performer on "ITV Panto", a series of musical-comedy skits filmed before a live audience. Although most of his work has been for the small screen or for the stage, Clary has appeared in the occasional feature film, such as the 1992 revamp of the "Carry On" series entitled, "Carry On Columbus", a parody of historical epics and explorer Christopher Columbus. He also guest starred in the mystery series "Virtual Murder", playing an undertaker.