On tour 2023 around the UK "Bring Back The 80s!"



Helen Lederer interviewing James for the BBC

The last 12 months have been huge and very exciting for James!

Most importantly, James has been touring his brand new solo show Bring Back The 80s, to packed out crowds, including sell outs shows at the Edinburgh Festival, and is touring it across the south resuming in January 2022, with extra dates added!

In addition, the BBC approached James recently to be the featured comedian for an episode of their new series "Knock Knock" - a show where 10 professional comedians from around England talk to Helen about their life, their home town, and their comedy influences and career. Hear James' episode on BBC iPlayer in here! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 

The previous year James was asked to support Dane Baptiste on his UK tour and Jo Brand the year before that, whilst also filming a new Sky Christmas comedy show, which aired in the UK at Christmas 2020.

Collecting one of his awards & Supporting Jo Brand in 2017

Performing live most nights of the week before the dreaded 'Rona, James has also spent the last 12 months growing his own fn base online, performing solitary half hour online shows every night since March 19th 2020! Racking up 299 shows online, James built a huuge following online enabling him to sell out 15 shows in between lockdowns, performing at various outdoor venues.

James ha continued to develop his reputation with many major clubs across the UK since turning pro in 2013, working for the best clubs in the country including Komedia, Just The Tonic, Up The Creek, The Boat Show, Off The Kerb, Barnstormers, The Comedy Store, Funhouse, Avalon, Buzz Comedy, Hot Water, Crack Comedy Clubs and many more during his 250+ shows in the last year!


James on "Scared of Santa"

James Alderson was voted "Best Comedy Act 2015" by the WOW247 Awards and was voted "Best Comedian 2014" by The Guide Awards, and since then, things have just got better and better!

James  has established himself as one of the most booked MCs on the circuit too, now regularly appearing as MC or resident MC for over a dozen professional comedy clubs around the country, including resident compere for Just The Tonic and MCing their prestigious BIG VALUE Edinburgh Showcase every night at the Edinburgh Festival 2020!

He also regularly gigs abroad travelling to Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Egypt, Crete, Turkey and various corporates including performing in Iceland for WowAir, Switzerland for Nestle and in New York at Christmas.

James also hosts the South Coast Comedian of the Year competition now in it's 8th year finding the brightest new comedy talent on the south coast! 

James has an effervescent and interactive style. He draws on his life experiences as a husband and father to feed his routines. Women laugh at his hilarious observations and self-depricating style, and men laugh with him, feeling his pain and his frustrations....you rarely know where James will go with his comedic tales and punchlines, but he always takes the crowd with him, laughing all the way....