Rhys James

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Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor who you will have seen on ‘Roast Battle’ (Comedy Central), ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ (Comedy Central), ‘A League of Their Own’ (Sky One) and ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC Two) and as a regular panellist on ‘Mock The Week’ (BBC Two). He has performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, with his 2019 show ‘Snitch’ being one of the best reviewed comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has had three BBC Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’, ‘Rhys James Isn’t…’ and ‘Rhysearch’, all met with great acclaim and delight of listeners and critics. Rhys also hosts podcast ‘Early Work’ in which he interviews celebrities about the creative writing they did before they were in their current vocation, guests include O-T Fagbenle, Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope and Tom Rosenthal.

He is also known for his prolific Twitter feed which has been recommended in The Telegraph, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Poke and The Gentleman’s Journal among others.

Rhys hosted a weekly show on The Football Republic for two years called ‘Top 10 Football F**k Ups’ which garnered a weekly audience of well over 150,000 viewers, as well as a weekly segment on BBC2's 'The Premier League Show' called 'Rhys's Pieces'. Other appearances include Sky’s Soccer AM, Football’s Funniest Moments, BBC1’s Football Focus, BT Sport’s Football Tonight, Absolute Radio’s Rock n Roll Football and TalkSport among others. Rhys is also in demand with many social football channels, writing scripts and featuring in videos for Spencer FC, and frequently appearing as a guest on shows for Goal, Ball Street, Sporf, Bleacher Report and more.

Press: 

"Scintillating stand-up" - The Times ★★★★

" A cut above his humdrum peers." The Independent ★★★★

“An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper.” Evening Standard  ★★★★

“A superb tour de force of observational comedy, delivered with punchy, rapid-fire certainty” Chortle ★★★★ 

"Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set" The Guardian 

“Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.” Time Out  ★★★★

"He is a frighteningly good standup comedian ... He’s just genuinely in his own little category" Jessica Murray - Doc Brown's Cultural Highlights, The Guardian

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

GUESSABLE Series 3

Guest

Ollie Bartlett

Tuesday's Child / Comedy Central

GUESSABLE Series 2

Guest

Liz Clare & Ollie Bartlett

Tuesday's Child / Comedy Central

MOCK THE WEEK (S15 - 20)

Panellist

Angst Productions / BBC Two

POINTLESS CELEBRITIES Series 14

Guest

Endemol Shine UK / BBC

CELEBRITY MASTERMIND

Contestant

Hat Trick Productions / BBC One

RICHARD OSMAN'S HOUSE OF GAMES Series 4

Guest

Endemol Shine UK / BBC Two

COMEDY GAME NIGHT

Guest

Barbara Wiltshire

Monkey Kingdom / Comedy Central / Channel 5

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Panellist

Sky One

COMEDIANS: HOME ALONE

Himself

Done + Dusted / BBC Two

LIVE AT THE APOLLO

Stand-up

Paul Wheeler

Open Mike Productions Ltd / BBC Two

COMEDY CENTRAL AT THE COMEDY STORE (2 Episodes)

Stand-up Performer

Comedy Central

ROAST BATTLE Series 3

Roaster

Liz Clare

Comedy Central / Fulwell 73 Limited

THE CHRIS RAMSEY SHOW

Guest

Peter Orton

Avalon / Comedy Central

SOCCER AM

Guest

Sky

FOOTBALL’S FUNNIEST MOMENTS

Guest

Sky One

WHEN NEWS GOES HORRIBLY WRONG

Guest

Rob Smith

Crackit Productions / Channel 5

SOHO THEATRE LIVE: RHYS JAMES

Himself

Comedy Central

THE PREMIER LEAGUE SHOW: RHYS' PIECES

Correspondent

BBC Two

@ELEVENISH

Core Cast

Talkback / ITV 2

FOOTBALL TONIGHT

Guest

BT Sport

RUSSELL HOWARD'S STAND UP CENTRAL Series 2

Stand-up Performer

Peter Orton

Avalon / Comedy Central

SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF Series 4

Panellist

Ollie Bartlett

Talkback / BBC Three

BRING THE NOISE: THE GREEN ROOM

Co-Host

Stephen Stewart

Twenty Six 03 / Sky One

SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF Series 3

Panellist

Tommy Forbes & Toby Baker

Talkback / BBC Three

DEBATABLE (Versus Adam Hess)

Guest

BBC Two / BBC Online

VIRTUALLY FAMOUS Series 2

Panellist

Toby Baker

Talkback / E4

TAXI GAGS

Guest

The Comedy Unit/ Channel 4

SEANN WALSH’S LATE NIGHT COMEDY SPECTACULAR

Stand-up Performer

Richard Valentine

BBC Three

ALEX ZANE’S FUNNY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Stand-up Performer

Alaska TV / London Live

Radio

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RHYSEARCH

Host

BBC Radio 4

RHYS JAMES ISN'T ...

Host

BBC Radio 4

RHYS JAMES IS...

Host

BBC Radio 4

THE NEWS QUIZ

Panellist

BBC Radio 4

4 STANDS UP AT THE BIGGEST WEEKEND

Stand-up Performer

BBC Radio 4

THE COMEDY CLUB INTERVIEWS

Host

BBC Radio 4 Extra

HAWKSBEE AND JACOBS

Guest

Talksport

DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH

Panellist

BBC Radio 4

THE LEAK

Panellist

BBC Radio Wales

FRESH FROM THE FRINGE

Stand-up Performer

BBC Radio 4

THE JOSH WIDDICOMBE SHOW

Guest

XFM

TOM DEACON’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB

Guest

BBC Radio 1

THE ARTS SHOW

Guest

BBC Radio 2

ROCK ’N' ROLL FOOTBALL

Guest

Absolute Radio

Stage

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RHYS JAMES: SNITCH

Himself

Show and Tell UK / 2020 Tour

RHYS JAMES: SNITCH

Himself

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 / Soho Theatre 2019

RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY

Himself

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 / Soho Theatre 2018

RHYS JAMES: FORGIVES

Himself

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 / Soho Theatre 2017

RHYS JAMES: REMAINS

Himself

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 / Soho Theatre 2016

RHYS JAMES: BEGINS

Himself

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 / Soho Theatre 2015

RHYS JAMES: PREPARES

Himself

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

AAA STAND-UP

Himself

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

Other

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THE TEAM GB PODCAST Series 2

Lead host

TBI Media

THE TEAM GB PODCAST Series 1

Co-host

TBI Media

EARLY WORK PODCAST Series 1 & 2

Host

Global

Acting

Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor who you will have seen on ‘Roast Battle’ (Comedy Central), ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ (Comedy Central), ‘A League of Their Own’ (Sky One) and ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC Two) and as a regular panellist on ‘Mock The Week’ (BBC Two). He has performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, with his 2019 show ‘Snitch’ being one of the best reviewed comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has had three BBC Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’, ‘Rhys James Isn’t…’ and ‘Rhysearch’, all met with great acclaim and delight of listeners and critics. Rhys also hosts podcast ‘Early Work’ in which he interviews celebrities about the creative writing they did before they were in their current vocation, guests include O-T Fagbenle, Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope and Tom Rosenthal.

He is also known for his prolific Twitter feed which has been recommended in The Telegraph, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Poke and The Gentleman’s Journal among others.

Rhys hosted a weekly show on The Football Republic for two years called ‘Top 10 Football F**k Ups’ which garnered a weekly audience of well over 150,000 viewers, as well as a weekly segment on BBC2's 'The Premier League Show' called 'Rhys's Pieces'. Other appearances include Sky’s Soccer AM, Football’s Funniest Moments, BBC1’s Football Focus, BT Sport’s Football Tonight, Absolute Radio’s Rock n Roll Football and TalkSport among others. Rhys is also in demand with many social football channels, writing scripts and featuring in videos for Spencer FC, and frequently appearing as a guest on shows for Goal, Ball Street, Sporf, Bleacher Report and more.

Press: 

"Scintillating stand-up" - The Times ★★★★

" A cut above his humdrum peers." The Independent ★★★★

“An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper.” Evening Standard  ★★★★

“A superb tour de force of observational comedy, delivered with punchy, rapid-fire certainty” Chortle ★★★★ 

"Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set" The Guardian 

“Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.” Time Out  ★★★★

"He is a frighteningly good standup comedian ... He’s just genuinely in his own little category" Jessica Murray - Doc Brown's Cultural Highlights, The Guardian

Television

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ALAN CARR’S ‘SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS’

Young Producer

Channel 4

SIT.COM (Non-TX Pilot)

Ash

Avalon / Channel 4

Other

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THE DESIGNERS, COMIC RELIEF (Online Short)

Adam

BBC

Film, TV & Theatre

Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor who you will have seen on ‘Roast Battle’ (Comedy Central), ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ (Comedy Central), ‘A League of Their Own’ (Sky One) and ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC Two) and as a regular panellist on ‘Mock The Week’ (BBC Two). He has performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, with his 2019 show ‘Snitch’ being one of the best reviewed comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has had three BBC Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’, ‘Rhys James Isn’t…’ and ‘Rhysearch’, all met with great acclaim and delight of listeners and critics. Rhys also hosts podcast ‘Early Work’ in which he interviews celebrities about the creative writing they did before they were in their current vocation, guests include O-T Fagbenle, Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope and Tom Rosenthal.

He is also known for his prolific Twitter feed which has been recommended in The Telegraph, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Poke and The Gentleman’s Journal among others.

Rhys hosted a weekly show on The Football Republic for two years called ‘Top 10 Football F**k Ups’ which garnered a weekly audience of well over 150,000 viewers, as well as a weekly segment on BBC2's 'The Premier League Show' called 'Rhys's Pieces'. Other appearances include Sky’s Soccer AM, Football’s Funniest Moments, BBC1’s Football Focus, BT Sport’s Football Tonight, Absolute Radio’s Rock n Roll Football and TalkSport among others. Rhys is also in demand with many social football channels, writing scripts and featuring in videos for Spencer FC, and frequently appearing as a guest on shows for Goal, Ball Street, Sporf, Bleacher Report and more.

Press: 

"Scintillating stand-up" - The Times ★★★★

" A cut above his humdrum peers." The Independent ★★★★

“An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper.” Evening Standard  ★★★★

“A superb tour de force of observational comedy, delivered with punchy, rapid-fire certainty” Chortle ★★★★ 

"Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set" The Guardian 

“Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.” Time Out  ★★★★

"He is a frighteningly good standup comedian ... He’s just genuinely in his own little category" Jessica Murray - Doc Brown's Cultural Highlights, The Guardian

Television

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8 OUT OF 10 CATS (full series)

Zeppotron / Channel 4

Gag Writer

RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS

Avalon / BBC Three

Gag Writer

MOCK THE WEEK

Angst / BBC Two

Gag Writer

8 OUT OF 10 CATS

Zeppotron / Channel 4

Gag Writer

CHRIS RAMSEY’S TOO MUCH INFORMATION (Pilot)

Avalon / E4

Writer

@IAMCHRISRAMSEY (Pilot)

Avalon / BBC Three

Writer

LUKE-A-LIKE (Pilot)

Pett Productions / BBC

Gag Writer

MAD ON CHELSEA

Monkey Kingdom / E4

Gag Writer

NEWZOIDS

Citrus / ITV1

Sketch Writer

Commercials

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GAZZA ON A BUS! (Betstars Campaign)

Fulwell 73

Gag Writer

Online

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NOT ANOTHER YOUTUBE BOOK

Spencer FC / YouTube

Writer

FAT PIPES

BBC Online

Gag Writer

I CAN’T EVEN

Channel Flip / YouTube

Gag Writer