Ian Hislop (born July 13, 1960 in Mumbles, Swansea, Wales) is a British writer, satirist, and editor of the British satire magazine Private Eye since 1986. He is well known for being team captain on the British panel series Have I Got News for You, as team captain and the only cast member to appear in all 500+ episodes.

Ian, with writing partner Nick Newman, was a writer for Spitting Image from 1984 to 1988, and a major contributor to the series.

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