On tour 2019 around the UK "Bring Back The 80s!"



Helen Lederer interviewing James for his episode

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

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

James has also just been chosen to be resident MC for the BIG Value Late Show throughout the Edinburgh Festival for Just The Tonic. Track him down at the festival for that compilation show, and performing his first full run at The Caves, with his brand new show "Bring Back The 80s!".

The previous year James was asked to support Dane Baptiste on his UK tour in 2017 and Jo Brand in 2016 whilst also filming a new Sky Christmas comedy show, which aired in the UK at Christmas.

Collecting one of his awards & Supporting Jo Brand in 2016

Performing live most nights of the week, James has also spent the last 12 months developing his reputation with many major clubs across the UK, working for the best clubs in the country including Komedia, The Comedy Loft, Just The Tonic, Up The Creek, The Boat Show, Manfords, 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 2017 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 being made resident compere for Just The Tonic!

He also regularly gigs abroad travelling to 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 6th year finding the brightest new comedy talent on the south coast! 

James has an effervescent and exuberant style. He draws on his life experiences as a man to feed his routines. He's been described by many as an 'everyman comedian'. 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....

James is married to Charlotte, his dream girl, who he met whilst on holiday in Corfu in 1994, when he was just 19.

They tied the not in 2001.

James is the proud father of two terrific young boys, Louis & Joe, aged 15 and 12.