James Sherwood Comedian at Big Cheese Comedy
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James Sherwood

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

“non-stop invention and

brilliant comic craft” The Guardian

Best Comedy Performance 2011, Buxton Fringe – Nominee

Best Comedy Show 2010, Hollywood Fringe – Winner

Best International Show 2010, LA Theatre Review – Winner

Sony Award 2009, Best Comedy – Winner (writer, The Now Show)

Best Comedy Performance 2010, Buxton Fringe – Nominee

Press

“a distinguished gentleman comic if ever there was one... he rarely strays from his piano stool,

where he knocks out a series of imaginative musical jokes and beautifully-crafted original

comedy songs. But don’t mistake him for some tired old cabaret act. He may look old-fashioned,

but the material he offers is fresh, contemporary and pin-sharp original” The Guardian (February

2011)

“non-stop invention and brilliant comic craft ... Sherwood mixes dry, gently cerebral comedy

with moments of inspired silliness” The Guardian (February 2010)

"spine-tinglingly funny... Sherwood's timing, style and persona are pure comedy gold" ✭✭✭✭

Edinburgh Guide

"his surprisingly spectacular finale, gloriously mixing good and bad musically, exhibits

Sherwood's talent as both musician and comedian" Three Weeks

"full of gags and one-liners... too good to miss" Hairline

“gloriously pedantic and quite brilliant” The Scotsman

“elegant, intelligent stand-up” The Guardian

“His entire set, from humorous songs to witty repartee, is beautifully, painstakingly sculpted.

There's no flab and no filler” The Scotsman

“Spoofing classic pop songs, James Sherwood seamlessly interweaves the political and satirical

into the inspired ditties tapped out on his keyboard” ✭✭✭✭ Three Weeks

“witty and erudite, with a sequence of snappy comic songs – some satirical, some giggling-fit-

inducing surreal nonsense” ✭✭✭✭ Latest 7 Magazine

“with his sharp mind and old-school charm, Sherwood seems a natural heir to the respectable

English tradition of smart, middle-class satire” The Guardian

“splendid musical comic” London Is Funny

“truly inspired ... laugh out loud” The List

“ten minutes in and the tears of laughter are already present ... think Stephen Fry does Elton

John” ✭✭✭✭ Spoonfed

“The highpoints of his show are when he performs his own songs with fully developed inventive

lyrics. His combination of musical humour and patter between songs is a winning format”

✭✭✭✭ One4Review

“brilliantly conceived and very funny ... Sherwood has phenomenal stage presence” The

Scotsman

“his piece grammatically correcting songs is worth the ticket price along ... clever, funny and will

have fans singing along” Chortle

“anyone who can make a song about inflation and unemployment funny is surely worthy of your

attention” ✭✭✭✭ Three Weeks

“Sherwood is reminiscent of a young Stephen Fry: intelligent, erudite and possessing a singular

charm ... head and shoulders above his comedic peers” CallThatAShow.com

“savage satire” Sunday Times! “fantastic” TimeOut

“piercing” Evening Standard! “sharp, precise and ingenious” Chortle

Media Credits



The News Quiz BBC Radio 4

The Now Show BBC Radio 4

The Right Notes In The Wrong Order BBC Radio 3

Loose Ends Christmas Special BBC Radio 4

The Vote Now Show BBC Radio 4

Guess That’s Why They Call It The News BBC Radio 4

Yes It’s The Ashes BBC Radio Five Live! !

Nemone Show BBC Radio 6Music

4 Stands Up BBC Radio 4

Loose Ends BBC Radio 4

Richard Bacon Show BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio Entertainment BBC Comedy Dept

Evening Paper Review Sky News

James Sherwood Blog Guardian Online

Take The Mike ITV

The Unofficial Election BBC Radio 4

The Milk Run Election Night Special BBC Radio 1

The Smith Lectures BBC Radio 2

Seeds Of Today Baby Cow!

The Milk Run BBC Radio 1

BBC Comedy Awards BBC Radio 4

The Sack Race BBC Two

Parsons & Naylor BBC Radio 2







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