James Sherwood has become one of the country’s foremost comedy writers, and continues his rapid ascent of the stand-up circuit. Having received the BBC Radio Comedy writers’ bursary in 2008, James contributes the funnies to radio shows across the BBC, including The Now Show, The News Quiz and BBC7’s topical comedy sketch show, NewsJack. He devised and wrote for the panel show I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News, which ran in Radio 4’s prestigious Friday night 6.30 topical slot in Summer 2009.
He appeared on the Vote Now Show on Radio 4 during the 2010 general election campaign singing two songs at the piano. He hosts a monthly musical comedy night in central London called ‘Piano Bar’. He is also a professional classical singer, and spends most Sundays singing in a church choir, despite not actually being religious.
Sony Award Nominee 2009 Best Comedy (writer, The Now Show)
The Scotsman said "gloriously pedantic and quite brilliant"
The Guardian said "elegant, intelligent stand-up"
The Scotsman said "His entire set, from humorous songs to witty repartee, is beautifully, painstakingly sculpted. There's no flab and no filler"
The Scotsman said "brilliantly conceived and very funny Sherwood has phenomenal stage presence"
Sunday Times said "savage satire"
Time Out said "Fantastic"
Chortle said "sharp, precise and ingenious"
Evening Standard said "piercing"