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James Dowdeswell

James Dowdeswell headlines comedy clubs around the UK and is also sought after as an MC. His comedy is erudite, off the cuff and clean. He is an Edinburgh Festival regular and has worked all over the world from Shanghai to Slovakia, Malta to Melbourne. He turned professional after winning the Jongleurs New Act Of The Year Award in 2000.

James has appeared on numerous TV shows including Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) and Extras (BBC) where he played the Count in the David Bowie epi-sode. He also presented World Cup Round Up for Sky Sports.

James is the author of The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs. This was published by CAMRA Books in November 2018. It was nominated for The Guild Of British Beer Writers Award for The Long Live The Local Award for Best Book On Pubs 2019. It was name-checked as one of the best Christmas books by a comedian in The London Evening Standard.

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