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Toby Foster (born 1969) is a Britishmarker comedian, actor, radio presenter, promoter and festival producer.

He went to the Barnburghmarker Junior School, followed by Lacewood Primary School, Dearneside Comprehensivemarker and Wath Comprehensivemarker in Rotherham.

Foster is an stand up comedian, who promotes and comperes at Sheffield's Last Laugh comedy club, and was a founder member of the M.E.N.@Work team at Manchester's Comedy Store. He is also the host of BBC Radio Sheffield's breakfast programme, Bigger at Breakfast, from 6.30-9am each weekday. He was host of a popular weekday mid-morning show from 8.30-11am until March 2007, for which he was nominated for the Entertainment Sony Radio Academy Award in 2004. He started on the afternoon show from 2-5pm, taking over from Tony Capstick on April 2 2002. He then worked with Antonia Brickell on a joint breakfast show in September 2004.

He now runs his own company, Don't Shoot! Ltd which runs comedy nights all over the north of England, as well as Magners Grin Up North - Sheffield Comedy Festival, now the largest comedy festival in England which he jointly owns with Scott Barton. He comperes the highly successful Last Laugh Comedy Club at Sheffield City Hall most weekends.

He is perhaps better known to a wider audience as Les in Peter Kay's sitcom Phoenix Nights, which he starred in from 2000-2002. He has also appeared in That Peter Kay Thing and Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere.

He is affectionately referred to as "One-Take" Foster by friend and co-star Peter Kay, because of his belief that he never gets his lines wrong .

Foster also played a character in the Christmas Special of Extras, credited as "Northern Comic", and featured in the mock Celebrity Big Brother show.

In 2008, he worked on the British comedy film "Snappers" which was shot on location in Torbay. The film also stars Joss Stone, Matt Milburn, Tim Healy, Suranne Jones, Matt Slack and John Bowe, amongst others. Originally due for release in October 2008, but the release was put back.


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