James Hancox is an actor, comedian and theatre-maker whose work features one-man sketch, physical theatre, improvisation, DIY props and immersive tomfoolery.

Since 2009, he’s 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 British TV and radio, 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 subsequent shows 1000 Great Lives and Action have played to packed audiences at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Fringe World Perth – where he won the Weekly Award for Comedy 2021.

Alongside his shows, he presents creative workshops and regularly hosts awards ceremonies, private events and festivals.