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ACX5A0495 (c) Andy Hollingworth Archive

About me

Since starting comedy in 2010, James has established himself as one of the most in-demand MCs and TV warm-ups. He writes on The John Bishop Show and The Ranganation, as well as ghost-writes for comedian pals on panel shows (including Have I Got News For You).

James has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, launching the Balance podcast, and writing for the likes of Balance, ShortList, the London Paper, the Standard and many more.

James launched the popular comedy night Always Be Comedy in 2011, which continues to prove a huge hit throughout lockdown, having featured on BBC News, Sunday Brunch, Lorraine, the Guardian and much more.

“One of the country’s best hosts. There is no one like him” – Seann Walsh

TV/film credits

  • EastEnders - Walford Street Foods MC.

  • Harry Hill's Clubnite - comedian.

  • The Festival - MC.

  • The First Team - reporter.

  • BBC News - lockdown comedy segment.


  • The John Bishop Show.

  • The Ranganation.

  • Have I Got News For You.

  • The Premier League Show.

TV warm-up

  • Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable.

  • Comedians Giving Lectures.

  • The John Bishop Show.

  • Catherine Tate's Nan.

  • Jack Whitehall: Christmas with My Father.

  • The Ranganation. 

  • Back Of The Net.

  • The Jonathan Ross Show (and many, many more).

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