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Hughes was born in London, but spent much of his youth in Firhouse, Dublin. Firhouse ( is a small village along with surrounding housing estates Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. In 1987 he started working in Comedy Store, and with his show, 'A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes' he won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award. The Comedy Store is a comedy club located in Soho, London, England that was opened in 1979 by Don Ward and Peter Rosengard The ifcomedy awards, formerly the Perrier comedy awards, are a group of prizes awarded annually to comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 
He marked his 30th birthday with the Sean Hughes Is Thirty Somehow tour, which was also broadcast on Channel 4, in 1995. Hughes has recently returned to stand-up, touring the UK and Australia in 2007 with his show, The Right Side of Wrong. 
As well as comedy, he has also written collections of prose and poetry and worked on a number of films. He also presented weekend radio shows on the BBC's London radio station BBC GLR, and in 2002 joined BBC 6 Music, presenting the Sunday morning programme. He left the station a year after its launch, proclaiming it had turned into everything he had wanted it to be. He has also written two novels, The Detainees (1998) and It's What He Would Have Wanted (2000).
A friend of Bill Hicks, Hughes wrote the foreword to Cynthia True's biography, American Scream. William Melvin Hicks ( December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian. The Bill Hicks Story.  Often compared to one another, Hughes wrote about Hicks, "being a genius is a heavy burden and he's the only one I'm ever likely to meet. I still miss you Bill. "
Hughes had a small role in the 1991 film, The Commitments playing a record producer. The Commitments is a 1991 Film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Roddy Doyle, which tells the story of some unemployed
In 1992, he had his own TV show, Sean's Show, ostensibly set in his own home. Sean's Show was a UK Television Situation comedy broadcast on Channel 4. It received a nomination for the 1992 British Comedy Award for Best Channel 4 Sitcom. Series one of Sean's Show has been released on DVD by Channel 4. He later recorded a series of brief programmes called Sean's Shorts, in which he toured England, visiting many of the country's towns and cities, visiting local places of interest and meeting local people.
Until 2002, Hughes was a team captain on the BBC 2 comedy quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks, alongside Phill Jupitus and Mark Lamarr. Never Mind the Buzzcocks is a Comedy Panel game show with a pop and Rock music theme currently presented by Simon Amstell Phill Jupitus (born 25 June 1962 is an English broadcaster. He is a regular on television and radio panel shows including BBC Radio 4 's Mark Lamarr (born Mark Jones on 7 January 1967 in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English He has since stated, in the course of his stand up routine, that he left the show because he disliked the fact that much of the apparent "spontaneity" from the guests was, in fact, rehearsed.
In ITV's series, The Last Detective, featuring "Dangerous" Davies, Hughes plays his friend, the perpetually unemployed and well-read Mod Lewis (he spends all his time at the library to save on heating). Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies is the central character in a series of comic novels by Leslie Thomas and a TV series The Last Detective made for He played Eileen Grimshaw's love interest Pat in the British soap, Coronation Street. Eileen Grimshaw is a Fictional character in the British ITV Soap opera Coronation Street. Coronation Street (commonly known as 'Corrie' is an award-winning Soap opera created by Tony Warren 
Hughes voices the part of Finbar the shark, one of a number of plastic bath toys which come to life when no-one is watching, in the children's TV series 'Rubbadubbers', shown on the BBC's 'CBeebies' channel in the UK for pre-school children. The Rubbadubbers is a Stop motion animation children's show from Hot Animation which is owned by HIT Entertainment.