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|Michael "Atters" Attree|
22 April 1965 |
Colchester Military Hospital
|Occupation||Satirist, comedy writer, performer, comedian|
Attree writes as the editor at large for the satirical magazine The Chap. His feature interviews have included Leslie Phillips,Sir Patrick Moore,Brian Blessed,Alan Moore and Jilly Cooper, while his ongoing column "The Pentagram of Atters" highlights the supernatural. Attree is prominent campaigner and activist within the 'Chap movement'. In his book London Calling: A Countercultural History of London since 1945, Barry Miles highlighted how Attree (along with two colleagues) climbed to the top of a Rachel Whiteread art installation as part of a "Tate Modern Protest".
Attree has contributed to publications such as Time Outand The Guardian and erotic comedy for magazines such as Penthouse Forum,Erotic Knave (as "The Knave") and Erotic Review. He was also Flux magazines Paranormal Investigations Editor and contributes to magazines specific to the subject of the paranormal.
In the late 80s, Janet Street-Porter (then head of BBC Youth and Entertainment Features) commissioned Attree to work as a producer/director for BBC TV.He later worked as a documentaries producer for Channel Four.
His theatre show Atters Attree's Chap-orgasmic Terrors is a sci-fi/horror/conspiracy theory comedy spin off of his former Flux magazine seriesand has been performed regularly as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe.Le Figaro magazine states: "Anarcho-dandy, Michael Attree is a revolutionary cell in three-piece suit who cherishes the dream of overthrowing the Western consumer society."
Attree was chairman and host compère of the World Beard and Moustache Championships 2007, held at the Brighton Centre and hosted the British Beard & Moustache Championships 2012 held at the Brighton Dome. He is a committee member of London's Handlebar Club and was the editor of the club's journal for a number of years.He is also a Master of Ceremonies performer within the fields of Neo-burlesque.