“James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian’s craft.” Chortle.co.uk
James is an imaginative storytelling comedian who combines deft stand-up with daft stories.
Dowdeswell has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Celebrity Deal Or No Deal with Jimmy Carr (C4), Olympics Greatest Moments (BBC) and Jongleurs Live (Loaded TV). He has also appeared in Ricky Gervais’ Extras, The World Stands Up, Edinburgh And Beyond on the Paramount Comedy Channel. He is currently filming his own comedy show about wine called “James Dowdeswell – Black Belt In Wine.”
James is a headline act at most top UK comedy clubs and co-produces Storytellers’ Club with Sarah Bennetto. His comedy has travelled as far as Shanghai, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Malta, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Australia and Singapore.
James’ latest solo show – Urban Wurzel, was a hit at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival. Reviews include:
“His material is top drawer” **** Chortle
”An excellent line in comedy” The Guardian Pick Of The Week
”Great fun throughout … as though we’ve all just met down the pub.” **** Three Weeks
James is regular at both the Edinburgh Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Reviews for his solo shows include:
“James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian’s craft, being able to almost seamlessly layer joke upon joke to form this wonderful and often hilarious one-man show. It is a genuine pleasure to be in the company of this master gag smith for an hour, an experience that few should really pass up.”**** Chortle
“Intelligent and inventive” **** The List
“This is feel-good comedy with a capital F. If he isn’t a sell out I’ll eat my hat.” ****Three Weeks
“Beautifully twee comedian James Dowdeswell is a joy to watch … the show is almost worth seeing for his Stewart Lee impression alone.” **** The Skinny
‘Natural at entertaining crowds with his comic brilliance’ – The Liverpool Echo
‘Often upstages much more experienced comics. Young, fresh and consistently hilarious’ – Hot Water Comedy
Rowe started performing stand-up in June 2010 at the age of 18. A little over a year later he was named Liverpool Comedian of the Year which led to him leaving his bar job and becoming a full-time comic. An instantly amenable onstage presence, Adam has quickly established himself as one of the brightest young talents in the country, compering for the likes of Highlight and Jongleurs on the UK circuit. His observational and anecdotal comedy is accessible to audiences of all ages. It’s always honest, creative and most importantly hilarious.
Plain talking Barnsley lad with a long list of hilarious complaints about his home life and the apparent joys of parenting,
Compere – Anthony J. Brown
“Dark quips and relentlessly witty audience-goading ad-libbing from a compelling host” – City Life
Jongleurs Award Winner, BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up.
The Comedy Cellar
Lawrence Batley Theatre
West Yorkshire HD1 2SP
Box Office – 01484 430528
Doors 7pm Show 8pm sharp
Thursday 4th September
Anthony J Brown