Alexeis varied career spans work as comic, novelist, actor and columnist. Alexei talks about his career in comedy with Olly Double, curator of British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. His television comedy career includes Alexei Sayles Stuff for the BBC, The Young Ones, and several films in The Comic Strip Presents series. Alexei has established himself as a successful and critically acclaimed novelist. In recent years has published three novels, Overtaken, The Weeping Women Hotel and Mister Robert, a memoir, Stalin Ate My Homework, and two collections of short stories, Barcelona Plates and The Dog Catcher.