Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor. At 26 he has already made numerous TV appearances, on shows such as Mock The Week (BBC2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Virtually Famous (E4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), @elevenish (ITV2) and many more. He has performed five 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 own Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’ debuted this year. 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 hosts a weekly show on The Football Republic called ‘Top 10 Football F**k Ups’which garners 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.


When Live News Goes Horribly Wrong, Crackit Productions, Channel 5

The Premier League Show: Rhys’ Pieces, BBC2

Mock The Week (Panellist) Angst Productions, BBC

@Elevenish (Core Cast) Talkback, ITV 2

Football Tonight (guest) BT Sport, 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

Debateable (versus Adam Hess) 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


Rhys James Is…, BBC Radio 4

Don’t Make Me Laugh, BBC Radio 4

Fresh From The Fringe, BBC Radio 4

The Josh Widdicombe Show, XFM

Tom Deacon’s Wednesday Night Club, BBC Radio 1

The Arts Show, BBC Radio 2

Rock ’N’ Roll Football, Absolute Radio


Russell Howard’s Good News, Avalon/BBC Three

Mock The Week (Carl Donnelly, Rob Beckett Chris Ramsey), Angst/BBC2

8 Out Of 10 Cats (Chris Ramsey), Zeppotron/Channel 4

Chris Ramsey’s Too Much Information (pilot), Avalon/E4

@IAmChrisRamsey (pilot), Avalon/BBC3

Luke-A-Like (pilot), Pett Productions/BBC

Mad On Chelsea, Monkey Kingdom/E4

Newzoids, Citrus/ITV1

Fat Pipes, BBC Online

I Can’t Even, Channel Flip/Youtube


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


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

“A cut above his humdrum peers” The Independent 

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

“Sickeningly talented young stand-up… Never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.” Time Out

“One of the most buzzed about young stand-ups on the circuit. The most hilarious poetry since Tim Key.” NME

“Has star in waiting running through him like Blackpool through a stick of rock.” Beyond The Joke