James Meehan

james meehan

Offbeat, aloof, yet delightfully likeable, James Meehan is a current rising star of the British comedy scene.

Described as brilliantly unconventional, and refreshingly nonchalant, as a stand-up, James is carving out a niche for himself as a wonderfully offbeat presence on the circuit.

A regular on the Manchester comedy circuit since 2009, James threw himself into the City’s thriving stand up scene, and just three years later his talent was recognized when he became a runner up in Preston Comedian of the Year. He continues to be a hit not only in the North West, but across the country.

Awards/Competitions

Nominee – ‘Gein’s Family Giftshop’s Christmas’ on Sky Arts – Best TV – Chortle Awards 2016
Nominee as cast of ‘Funz and Gamez’ – Best Show Award – Chortle Awards 2015
Nominee as cast of ‘Funz and Gamez’ – Award for Innovation – Chortle Awards 2015
Nominee as cast of ‘Funz and Gamez’ – Best Character, Improv or Sketch Act Award – Chortle Awards 2015
Nominee as part of Gein’s Family Giftshop – Best Character, Improv or Sketch Act Award – Chortle Awards 2015
Winner as part of Gein’s Family Giftshop – Best Newcomer Award – Chortle Awards 2015
Winner as cast of ‘Funz and Gamez’ – Panel Prize – Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014
Nominee as part of Gein’s Family Giftshop – Best Newcomer Award – Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014
Winner as part of Gein’s Family Giftshop – London Sketchfest – Best New Sketch – 2014
Winner as part of Gein’s Family Giftshop – London Sketchfest – Audience Choice – 2014

Press

“Razor sharp timing and cutting northern wit” – Shortcom

“Refreshingly nonchalant” – Timeout

“His earnestness is compelling” – The Scotsman

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