Artist Profile

James Farmer

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James is an extremely sought after writer and performer, who despite his relatively young age, has already acquired credits on some of the most successful comedy shows on television.

Whether it’s writing alone, or within a writing room, James brings a fresh new voice to any production, and is becoming increasingly in demand as more and more programme makers look to new talent.

With his background in production, James has a unique insight into what a production requires, and can adapt to a plethora of different comedy styles and voices.

James is also an extremely exciting new act on the stand up circuit. In 2013, he was a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act Competition, and in 2014 he supported Jimmy Carr on several dates for his Funny Business tour. In 2015 he went on the road again to tour support for Patrick Kielty. James is now available for bookings and regularly gigs up and down the country.

James took his debut solo hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Can't Adult Won't Adult. 

James joined the panel on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side 2015. Click here to watch James in action. In 2016 James took part in an digital contents Snapchat project with Gobstopper, both as a writer and a performer. He also performed on BBC Three Online's short series, '7 Most Awkward Things' and filmed with the talking head series Animal Antics.

James has done warm-up on shows such as Red Dwarf, Count Arthur Strong, & an untitled King Bert pilot for David Walliams.

In 2015 James Farmer and Katie Redford's script - Arabella - was shortlisted for the TriForce Writerslam competition and in 2016 he took his latest sitcom - Sweethearts - into development with his co-writer Katie Redford.

James has written a 5 part weekly mini-series titled Two Girls One Flat - Click on the links below to see each episode:

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Four

Episode Five


Following the success of the online series, Two Girls One Flat has since been commissioned for a 8x20eps with Emerald Virgin Media. Filming is due to commence early in 2017.

Click here to see James' 2017 Comic Relief sketch, also starring Russell Brand, Rebecca Front, and Frankie Boyle.


WRITING CREDITS

Jimmy Carr's Roast Battle, Comedy Central, 2017

Release the Hounds, ITV, 2017

Would I Lie To You, Zeppotron, 2017

Possibly...The Best Adverts In The World, SO Television, 2017

Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Zeppotron, Channel 4, 2017

8 Out Of 10 Cats, Zeppotron, Channel 4, 2017

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Zeppotron, Channel 4, 2017

The Last Leg, Open Mike Productions, 2017

Your Face or Mine, Talkback, 2017

Play To The Whistle, Hungry Bear, 2016

The Nightly Show, 2nd Act Productions, 2016 - 2017

BONKA's Awards, Flip Side Media, 2016

Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, BFQ Ltd, 2016

Celebrity Juice, Talkback, 2016

8 Out of 10 Cats, Zeppotron, 2016

The Last Leg, Open Mike, 2016

That Thing On Friday Night, Hat Trick Productions, 2016

Kidology, Boomerang, 2016

Development writing, 2LE Media, 2016

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 9.3, Zepportron, 2016

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 9.2, Zepportron, 2016

Daily Swipe (writer & performer), Gobstopper, 2016

It's Not Me, It's You, Channel 5, 2016

Nine To Five, Voltage TV, 2016

Big Fat Quiz, Hot Sauce, 2016

Big In Japan Pilot, Rumpus Media, 2016

Development writing with TwentySix 03, 2016

Development writing with 2nd Act Productions, 2016

Would I Lie To You, Zeppotron, 2016

Have I Got News For You Series 50, Hattrick, 2016

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 9, Zepportron, 2016

That Thing On Friday Night, Hattrick, 2016

Child Genius for Stand Up Fro Cancer, Wall To Wall Media, 2016

Duck Quacks Don't Echo, Magnum Media, 2016

Safeword, STV, 2016

Cornetto Global Campaign, Lola Mullen Lowe, 2016

First Choice Pitch, Pulse Films, 2016

Codswollop, Potato, ITV, 2016

The Louisa Omielan Show, Pilot, King Bert, 2016

Play To The Whistle, Hungry McBear, ITV, 2016

Now You See It, Objective Productions, BBC One, 2015

8 Out Of 10 Cats Christmas Special, Zeppotron, Channel 4, 2015

Harry Hill Pilot Show, CPL, 2015

Great British Bake Off Extra Slice, Love Productions, 2015

Bring the Noise, TwentySix03, 2015

Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Hotsauce TV, 2015

League Of Their Own Series 9, CPL, 2015

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 8, Zeppotron, 2015

C4 Alternative Election Night, Zeppotron, 2015

Have I Got News For You Series 49, Hattrick, 2015

I Can See Your Listicles (Pilot), Objective, 2015

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 7, Zeppotron, 2015

Play To The Whistle, Hungry Bear, 2015

Class Dismissed, CBBC, 2015

Would I Lie To You? Series 9, Zeppotron, 2015

Great British Bake Off Extra Slice, Love Productions, 2015

Reality Bites, HungryBear, 2015

8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown Series 6, Zeppotron, 2015

Now You See It, Objective, 2015

8 Out of 10 Cats Series 18, Zeppotron, 2014

Have I Got News For You Series 48, Hat Trick Television, 2014

Writing Dave's twitter page, Hoot Comedy, 2014

Listed (show development), Zeppotron, 2014

8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown Series 5, Zeppotron, 2014

Funny Old World, Pilot with Jason Manford, ITV Studios, 2014 

Big Fat Quiz of The Year 10th Anniversary, Hot Sauce 2014

Big Fat Quiz of The Year, Hot Sauce 2014

League of Their Own Series 8, CPL 2014

The News Quiz, BBC 2014

8 Out of 10 Cats Series 17, Zeppotron, 2014

Would I Lie To You? Series 8, Zeppotron, 2014

Life’s A Pitch, BT Sport, 2014

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 4, Zeppotron, 2014

Development Project, Glasgow Comedy Unit, 2014

Nevermind The Buzzcocks Series 27, Talkback Thames, 2013

Adam Hill’s Welcome To The World, 2LE Media, 2013

That Music Show, Wall To Wall Productions, 2013

8 Out of 10 Cats Series 16, Zeppotron, 2013

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 3, Zeppotron, 2013

Would I Lie To You? Series 7, Zeppotron, 2013

10 O’Clock Live Series 3, Zeppotron, 2013

John Bishop’s Only Joking, Lola Entertainment, 2012

The Anna and Katy Sketch Show, Roughcut, 2012 

10 O’Clock Live Series 2, Zeppotron, 2012


Press

Press for Can't Adult, Won't Adult


The Independent's Top Jokes Of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

The Scotsman's Best Jokes Of The Fringe 2016

"Farmer doesn’t fail to deliver... James takes us on a nostalgic journey through growing up, teenage angst and a bit of time travel." Mumble

The Independent’s Joke Of The Day

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