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. 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.

He is also part of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award panel prize winning show Funz & Gamez.
“A smart and honest comic, Meehan is fast becoming one of this city’s favourite stand ups” – Manchester Wire

“His earnestness is compelling” – The Scotsman

“It’s the personal touches that provide the moments of inspiration” – The Skinny

“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

★★★★★

Ed Fest Mag

Praise for my time in Gein’s Family Giftshop

“They are exceptionally brilliant” – Reece Shearsmith

★★★★★
The Skinny
​★★★★★
Arts Award Voice
★★★★★
Broadway Baby

★★★★
Timeout

Praise for Funz and Gamez

★★★★

The Guardian
★★★★
The Telegraph
★★★★
The Independent
★★★★
The Times
★★★★
Chortle

Appeared in…
Inside No 9

Drunk Histories
Sketchorama
Newsjack
Gein’s Family Giftshop Sky Arts Christmas Short
Funz and Gamez BBC 3 Pilot
3 series of Gein’s Family Giftshop presents… on BBC Radio Wales

Credits:

Inside No 9

Drunk Histories
Sketchorama
Newsjack
Gein’s Family Giftshop Sky Arts Christmas Short
Funz and Gamez BBC 3 Pilot
3 series of Gein’s Family Giftshop presents… on BBC Radio Wales

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