Charlton “Charlie” Brooker (born 3 March 1971) is an English satirist and broadcaster. He is the creator of the anthology series Black Mirror. In addition to writing for programmes such as Black Mirror, Brass Eye, The 11 O’Clock Show and Nathan Barley, Brooker has presented a number of tele-vision shows, including Screenwipe, Gameswipe, Newswipe, Weekly Wipe, and 10 O’Clock Live. He also wrote a five-part horror drama, Dead Set, which was nominated for the 2009 Best Drama Serial BAFTA. He has written comment pieces for The Guardian and is one of four creative directors of the production company Zeppotron. Brooker’s style of humour is acerbic, profane, and often controversial with surreal elements and a consistent satirical pessimism.