James Meehan

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James is a five star reviewed stand-up comedian, actor, director and writer.

He was part of the award-winning sketch troupe Gein’s Family Giftshop. They were 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees, 2014 London Sketchfest Best New Sketch Act winners, 2014 London Sketchfest Audience Choice Award winners.

‘The kind of sensibility that would unsettle even the darker League of Gentlemen fan.’ ★★★★★ The Sunday Times.

‘A blistering debut hour of twisted, surreal humour.’ ★★★★ Metro.

‘They are exceptionally brilliant’ – Reece Shearsmith

As a solo performer he has various television and radio credits as well as taking two critically aclaimed shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
‘A smart and honest comic, Meehan is fast becoming one of this city’s favourite stand ups’ – Manchester Wire

‘All of what he has to say is genuinely important and needs to be heard’ – Broadway Baby

‘More than great comedy, it is a call to stand up for others and ourselves.’ – Ed Fest Mag ★★★★★

He is also part of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award panel prize winning show Funz & Gamez, who consistantly get four star reviews from publications such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Times and Chortle.

Credits:

 

Television
DRUNK HISTORY (SERIES 2) Historian Tiger Aspect Tom McVey
INSIDE NO. 9 (SERIES 2: COLD COMFORT) Caller BBC2 Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
 FUNZ & GAMEZ (PILOT)  Jim the Elf  BBC1  John L. Spencer
GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOPS CHRISTMAS Jim Tiger Aspect James De Frond
Radio
NEWSJACK Various BBC Radio 4 Extra  Adnan Ahmed
 NEWSJACK  Various BBC Radio 4 Extra   Adnan Ahmed
 GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP PRESENTS. SERIES 2  Jim Rubber Chicken  Tom Price/Dave Cribb
 GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP PRESENTS. SERIES 1  Jim  Rubber Chicken  Tom Price/Dave Cribb
 FRESH FROM THE FRINGE – Gein’s Family Giftshop // Funz & Gamez  Self   BBC Radio 4 Lyndsey Fenner
 Comedy – Live
 AS IF I HADN’T SLEPT  Self  Laughing Horse, Edinburgh Festival Fringe  Self Produced
 FUNZ AND GAMEZ : FLOGGING A DEAD HORZE  Jim the Elf  Just The Tonic, Edinburgh Festival Fringe  Avalon
 CLASS ACT Self  Just The Tonic, Edinburgh Festival Fringe  Self Produced
 BIG VALUE COMEDY SHOW  Self  Just The Tonic, Edinburgh Festival Fringe  Just The Tonic
 GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 2 James  Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe  Lee Martin for Gag Reflex
 FUNZ & GAMEZ TOOZ James   Assembly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe  The Mason Sisters @ PBJ
GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 1 James

 

Soho Theatre Lee Martin for Gag Reflex
FUNZ AND GAMEZ Jim the Elf Soho Theatre The Mason Sisters @ PBJ
GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 1 James Edinburgh Festival Fringe Lee Martin for Gag Reflex
FUNZ AND GAMEZ Jim the Elf Just the TonicEdinburgh Festival Fringe Funz and Gamez
GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP James The Blind Poet, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Gein’s Family Giftshop

 

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