James Hancox is a comedy performer, theatre-maker and events host whose work combines one-man sketch, physicality, DIY props and immersive tomfoolery.
He has played an impressive variety of stages – from London Apollo to Glastonbury Festival to Brixton Academy and performed at festivals across Europe and Australia – including sell out shows at the Edinburgh, Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals. His work has featured on many British TV and radio shows, including Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’; and BBC’s Stephen K Amos Show and has won both Hackney Empire’s New Act of The Year and The Musical Comedy Awards.
At the start of 2018, he took his first solo show Sports For The Unsporty to Fringe World Perth, where he received a Best Comedy Award Nomination. He followed this up with sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
His new show 1000 Great Lives, was first performed at Edinburgh 2019 and Fringe World Perth in 2020.
He is a long-time collaborator with the award-winning Abandoman and regularly hosts awards ceremonies, private events and music festivals.