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James Dowdeswell


James Dowdeswell

James Dowdeswell, "Brilliant." The Times, is booked by all the top clubs including: The Comedy Store, Banana, Backyard, Komedia, Rawhide, and Jongleurs.

His breakthrough came by winning the Jongleurs New Act Award in 2000 and supporting the irrepressible Phil Kay on a national tour.

Since then James' comedy has travelled as far as Shanghai, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Melbourne and Singapore.

Extras (BBC) 2006
The World Stands Up (Paramount) 2006
Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount) 2005
Why Did The Chicken (HTV Wales) 2000
Hit Satirical Weekly Podcast Whack My Bush

James has written and performed four Edinburgh shows:

James Dowdeswell: 7 (Gilded Balloon 2005)
Dowdesworld (Pleasance Courtyard - 2003)
Dunlop & Dowdeswell (The Underbelly - 2002)
The Big Value Show (The Café Royal - 2001)

"James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian's craft, being able to almost seamlessly layer joke upon joke to form this wonderful and often hilarious one-man show. It is a genuine pleasure to be in the company of this master gag smith for an hour, an experience that few should really pass up." **** Chortle

"Intelligent and inventive" **** The List

"This is feel-good comedy with a capital F. If he isn't a sell out I'll eat my hat." ****Three Weeks

"Witty one liners and extended pieces - like Eminem rapping Shakespeare - proved a triumph." Venue Magazine.

"The crowd adored him, in no small part due to his honesty and natural presence on stage, and I think we all came out of the auditorium feeling that we'd actually got to know someone, as well as being entertained." Three Weeks.

"Daniel Kitson may have spearheaded this sort of touching delicate comedy of awkwardness, but there's surely more room than one comic to follow the same style, and the next could be the scrawny Mr Dowdeswell."

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