Artist Profile

James Menzies

James is an award-winning and incredibly versatile writer, who has written for the BAFTA-winning Murder In Successville. As well has having almost a decade’s experience writing on panel shows such as Go 8 Bit, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and A League Of Their Own, James is also an accomplished sketch-writer and has won awards writing short-form books for the Guardian, Twitter feeds for Dave, and for his short film ‘1500 Words’.


CREDITS

Blockbusters, Talkback, Comedy Central, 2018

It’s Showtime with Bradley Walsh, Hungry Bear, ITV, 2018

Play Your Cards Right (Pilot), Talkback, 2018

Alan Carr Pilot, Expectation Entertainment, Sky, 2018

What Is Music Videos, Starstuck Media, BBC iPlayer, 2018

Through the Keyhole, Talkback, ITV, 2018

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Rumpus Media, Channel 4, 2018

Alan Carr’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular, Open Mike, 2017

Action Team, Shiny Button, ITV2, 2017

Go 8 Bit, DLT, Dave, 2017

Murder in Successville: Series 3, Tiger Aspect, BBC 3, 2017

Extra Gear, BBC3, 2016 

Alan Carr Project, Znak & Jones, Channel 4, 2016 

Safe Word: series 2, STV, ITV2, 2016

Murder In Successville: Series 2, Tiger Aspect, BBC 3, 2015 

Safe Word: series 1, STV, ITV2, 2015

The News Quiz for Sandi Toksvig, BBC Radio 4, 2015

Virtually Famous: series 1 & 2, Talkback, E4, 2014-2015

Celebrity Juice, Talkback, ITV2, 2014

Never Mind The Buzzzcocks, Talkback, BBC 2, 2013
A League of Their Own, CPL Productions, Sky One, 2012-2013 


ONLINE:

• DAVE – Writing the Twitter feed and Facebook page for the channel DAVE.
• The Daily Mash (Nov’12 – March’13)
Writing satirical news pieces for popular comic website.


AWARDS SCRIPTS:
• Elle Style Awards 2014 & 2015 script for Nick Grimshaw.
• The Radio 1 Teen Awards 2013 & 2014 script for Nick Grimshaw & Rita Ora.
• The MusicWeek Awards 2011 script for Rick Edwards.
• NME Awards 2008 ‘voice of God’ script.


AWARDS:
• BAFTA – Best Comedy Programme – Murder In Successville
• Lovie Award – Best comedy social media feed [Dave]
• Best Super Short film – New York Indie Film Festival 2015
• Best Screenplay – ‘1500 Words’ – Milan Film Festival 2015.
• Best Comedy – London Independent Film Festival 2016.
• Best Comedy – Underground Film Festival 2015.

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