Rhys James is the stand-up comedian everyone is talking about. With a decade of experience in clowning around for the crowds, Rhys has developed a dry anecdotal style of comedy that keeps audiences coming back time and time again. A versatile comedian, James easily adapts his content to the occasion, which makes him ideal for private events and corporate functions.
Trying his hand at stand up 2010, Rhys was still a student at Manchester University when he first gave the gig a go. Studying politics and international relations, comedy was a far cry from his university course, but it did give him some good material to inject into his acts such as current affairs. Whilst in the infancy of his career, Rhys James performed in Comedy Central’s Funniest Student in his first year and the Chortle Student Comedy Award, placing an impressive third in the former competition.
As one of the stand-up circuit’s best young talents, Rhys James has been highly sought after to appear on pane shows and live comedy programmes. From Mock the Week to Virtually Famous, Sweat the Small Stuff to Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Rhys has made an impact on the industry on every platform. Additionally, he has performed at iconic venues across the UK including The Glee Club, Leicester Square Theatre and Live at the Apollo. A dedicated football fan, much of Rhy’s comedy centers around the sport, which he devoted an entire YouTube series to with Football Republic.
After making his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2010 as a performer for The Pleasance Comedy Reserve, and again returning in 2012 in AAA Stand-Up, Rhy’s popularity was undeniable. Embarking on his first tour in 2014, titled Begins, he has since completed two further tours ‘Remains’ and ‘Forgives’ which all had many dates sell out. Rhys’s most recent show, Snitch, has received rave reviews as he enlightens the audience’s on his dilemma on whether or not to return to his former school to give an inspiring speech to pupils.
Not only an award-winning comedian but an effortless performer, Rhys James is the choice of event entertainment. Whether you require a standout act as the star of your show or a hilarious host to warm up the crowd, Rhy’s will not disappoint.