Rhys James

Comedian / Writer / Actor

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Comedy

Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor. At 27 he has already made numerous TV appearances, on shows such as Mock The Week (BBC2), Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and many more. He has performed four solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe to complete sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, earning his 2017 show ‘Forgives’ a spot in the British Comedy Guide’s ‘Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe’ list. His first Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’ was met with great acclaim and he has just had another radio series commissioned for 2019. 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 2 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'. He has appeared on 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: 

 

“Very funny.” The Scotsman ★★★★

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

“Charismatic, clever and self aware… Destined for great things.” Brian Logan, The Guardian

“Very much a thinking stand up… On the cusp of greatness.” Evening Standard  ★★★★

“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

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

MOCK THE WEEK

Panellist S15, 16, 17 (8 appearances)

Angst Productions/BBC

LIVE FROM THE COMEDY STORE (2 episodes)

Stand-up Performer

Comedy Central

ROAST BATTLE

Guest

Comedy Central

THE CHRIS RAMSEY SHOW

Guest

Avalon/Comedy Central

SOCCER AM

Guest

Sky

FOOTBALL’S FUNNIEST MOMENTS

Guest

Sky One

WHEN LIVE NEWS GOES HORRIBLY WRONG

Guest

Crackit Productions/Channel 5

SOHO THEATRE LIVE: RHYS JAMES

Stand-up Performer

Comedy Central

THE PREMIER LEAGUE SHOW: RHYS' PIECES

Correspondent

BBC2

@ELEVENISH

Core Cast

Talkback/ ITV 2

FOOTBALL TONIGHT

Guest

BT Sport

RUSSELL HOWARD'S STAND UP CENTRAL

Stand-up Performer

Avalon/ Comedy Central

BRING THE NOISE: THE GREEN ROOM

Co-Host

Twenty Six 03/ Sky

SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

Panellist, Series 3 and 4

Talkback/ BBC Three

DEBATABLE (VERSUS ADAM HESS)

Guest

BBC/ BBC Online

VIRTUALLY FAMOUS

Panellist, Series 2

Talkback/ E4

TAXI GAGS

Guest

The Comedy Unit/ Channel 4

SEANN WALSH’S LATE NIGHT COMEDY SPECTACULAR

Stand-up Performer

BBC Three

ALEX ZANE’S FUNNY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Stand-up Performer

Alaska TV/ London Live

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

RHYS JAMES IS...

Host

BBC Radio 4

THE NEWS QUIZ

Panelist

BBC Radio 4

4 STANDS UP AT THE BIGGEST WEEKEND

Stand-up Performer

BBC Radio 4

RADIO 4EXTRA COMEDY CLUB

Host

BBC Radio 4 Extra

HAWKSBEE AND JACOBS

Guest

Talksport

DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH

Panelist

BBC Radio 4

THE LEAK

Panelist

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

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017/ Soho Theatre 2018

RHYS JAMES: FORGIVES

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016/ Soho Theatre 2017

RHYS JAMES: REMAINS

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015/ Soho Theatre 2016

RHYS JAMES: BEGINS

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014/ Soho Theatre 2015

RHYS JAMES: PREPARES

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Acting

Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor. At 27 he has already made numerous TV appearances, on shows such as Mock The Week (BBC2), Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and many more. He has performed four solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe to complete sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, earning his 2017 show ‘Forgives’ a spot in the British Comedy Guide’s ‘Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe’ list. His first Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’ was met with great acclaim and he has just had another radio series commissioned for 2019. 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 2 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'. He has appeared on 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: 

“Very funny.” The Scotsman ★★★★

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

“Charismatic, clever and self aware… Destined for great things.” Brian Logan, The Guardian

“Very much a thinking stand up… On the cusp of greatness.” Evening Standard  ★★★★

“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

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

ALAN CARR’S ‘SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS’

Young Producer

Channel 4

SIT.COM (non tx pilot)

Ash

Avalon/Channel 4

Other

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE DESIGNERS, COMIC RELIEF (Online Short)

Adam

BBC

Film, TV & Theatre

Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor. At 27 he has already made numerous TV appearances, on shows such as Mock The Week (BBC2), Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and many more. He has performed four solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe to complete sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, earning his 2017 show ‘Forgives’ a spot in the British Comedy Guide’s ‘Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe’ list. His first Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’ was met with great acclaim and he has just had another radio series commissioned for 2019. 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 2 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'. He has appeared on 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: 

“Very funny.” The Scotsman ★★★★

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

“Charismatic, clever and self aware… Destined for great things.” Brian Logan, The Guardian

“Very much a thinking stand up… On the cusp of greatness.” Evening Standard  ★★★★

“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

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

8 OUT OF 10 CATS (full series)

Zeppotron/ More4

Gag Writer

RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS

Avalon/BBC Three

Gag Writer

MOCK THE WEEK

Angst/BBC2

Gag Writer

8 OUT OF 10 CATS

Zeppotron/Channel 4

Gag Writer

CHRIS RAMSEY’S TOO MUCH INFORMATION (pilot)

2019

Avalon/E4

Writer

@IAMCHRISRAMSEY (pilot)

Avalon/BBC3

Writer

LUKE-A-LIKE (pilot)

Pett Productions/BBC

Gag Writer

MAD ON CHELSEA

Monkey Kingdom/E4

Gag Writer

NEWZOIDS

Citrus/ITV1

Sketch Writer

Commercials

ProductionCompanyNotes

GAZZA ON A BUS! (Betstars campaign

Fulwell73

Gag Writer

Online

ProductionCompanyNotes

NOT ANOTHER YOUTUBE BOOK

Spencer FC/Youtube

Writer

FAT PIPES

BBC Online

Gag Writer

I CAN’T EVEN

Channel Flip/Youtube

Gag Writer