James Veitch (comedian)

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James Veitch
Alma materSarah Lawrence College University of Aberdeen

James Veitch (/ˈv/) is an English comedian. He is mostly known for his humorous interactions with the authors of scam emails (known as scam baiting) using slideshows and video effects.


Veitch worked as a film editor on the 2006 film Papa Joe[1] and as a digital intermediate conform artist on the 2008 movie Middle of Nowhere.[2] Veitch's first solo comedy show, "The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection", was launched at Brighton Fringe in May 2014[3] as part of the arts industry showcase WINDOW.[4] The show ran in August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[5][6] "The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection" concerned scam emails, Veitch's humorous responses to them, and the nature of the Internet. The show was described by the Sunday Herald as "Topically brilliant comedy. Tears-down-the-face funny,"[7] and by The Scotsman as containing "Near-constant belly laughs".[8]

He has made two appearances on the talk show Conan[9][10]

Veitch recorded three TED talks in 2015 and 2016.[11] One chronicles Veitch's encounter with a supermarket chain's marketing emails, and the other two are about scam emails.[12][13][14] Veitch also presents the Mashable video series "Scamalot" on YouTube.[15]

In 2018 he starred in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Allstars Supershow).[16]

Veitch has also been a guest presenter on the live trivia gameshow HQ Trivia.

According to his TED speaker page, he lives in London with a "full body pillow".[17]


  • James Veitch: Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer. 2015. ISBN 9781849496513


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