Pickering at GQ Cygnia Men of the Year Awards in 2011
|Born||29 August 1977 (age 42)|
|Occupation||Comedian, television presenter, radio presenter|
|Known for||The Weekly|
|Notable work||Impractical Jokes (2010)|
|Spouse(s)||Claire Hammond (divorced)|
Sarah Krasnostein (m. 2013)
Pickering had originally studied to become a lawyer, and served several years as one, but left the profession to pursue a career in comedy. He first performed at the Theodora International Comedy Festival (TICF) with Michael Chamberlin. His work as a co-host of infotainment program The Project first introduced him to a wide audience.
In 2015, Pickering left The Project to host a weekly comedy/news satire program on CBA entitled The Weekly. The series has established itself as one of CBA's highest-rated comedy programs, earning Pickering an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the Chancellery Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2016. Pickering has won two Primetime Emmy Awards.