James Meehan

"A smart and honest comic… this city’s favourite stand up" Manchester Wire
"Very Funny" Shortcom
"All of what he has to say is genuinely important and needs to be heard" Broadway Baby

This highly sought after stand-up comic who can play the roughest clubs or the artiest theatres has travelled the world performing comedy to everyone and anyone. He has been described as offbeat, aloof, uncoventional, refreshingly non-chalant and delightfully likeable.

He has written on 13 Edinburgh shows in 6 years. One show was nominated for Edinburgh Best Newcomer, one show won the Edinburgh Panel Prize receiving many 4 and 5 star reviews.

He has also written full radio episodes for Gein’s Family Giftshop on BBC Radio Wales, co-written the Gein’s Christmas Sky Short, contributed to the Funz and Gamez BBC 3 pilot, and has independently written and recorded his own animated pilot staring Joe Gilgun, James Acaster, Brett Goldstein, and Scroobious Pip.

He has also written and presented talks on class and offence in comedy for Brunel University, and taught at LIPA and The University of Salford and has directed several Edinburgh Festival shows including Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache and Jack Evans: Work.

He has also appeared on Inside No 9, Drunk Histories, Sketchorama and Newsjack.