James Sherwood (comedian)
|Alma mater||Magdalen College School, Oxford|
|Occupation||comedian, comedy writer|
Born in Rochford, Essex, in 1975, Sherwood grew up in Oxford, Bristol, Essex, and London. He was a chorister in the choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, and attended Magdalen College School. As an undergraduate English student at Magdalen he became an academical clerk in the same choir.
Sherwood was a semi-finalist in ITV's stand-up talent show Take the Mike in 2002. In 2004 he was runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2004, and in the FHM Holsten Pils stand-up competition. In 2008 he was awarded the BBC Radio Comedy Writers Bursary.
Sherwood has performed several shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and in August 2010 he performed his latest show, One Man and his Piano. He also runs a popular residency, Piano Bar, in central London.
I Know What You Did Last Sunday (2006)
James Sherwood's Somewhat Premature Review of 2007 (2007)
Songs of Music (2008)
At the Piano (2009)
One Man and his Piano (2010)
At the Piano - January–March 2010
Awards and nominations
- Hollywood Fringe Festival 2010, won "Best Comedy Show" for At the Piano
- Buxton Festival Fringe 2010, nominated for "Best Individual Comedy Performance" for One Man and His Piano
Radio and TV
Take the Mike (ITV).
Sherwood has written for many radio comedies, including:
- The News Quiz
- The Now Show (winner of a Sony award)
- I Guess That's Why They Call It The News
- Look Away Now
- Laura Solon Talking and Not Talking
- Recorded for Training Purposes
- Guerilla Cricket
- "Radio Comedy Staff Writer | Jobs and careers with BBC". Ed Morrish. Retrieved 12 May 2017.