James Murphy (III)

  • Writer, producer and comedian

James Murphy is a writer, comedian, and producer, specialising in absurd, LGBT+, and character comedy.

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Resident of
England (London)


James Murphy started performing stand-up in 2019 with his second solo gig at C Venues' Electric Cabaret at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He went on to win the G&B New Act award, Rising Star award, and honorary bottle of Corona (which gave him coronavirus). He also performed in character for the live launch of web series 'Comedy Street'.

His writing has made the top 10% of the BBC Writersroom, been longlisted in the Short Com Sitcom script competition, shortlisted in Southampton Film Week's Short Film Awards, made the top 20% of the All3 New Voices Comedy script competition, and selected for the IMIS table read. He has also written children's comedy for Nelson Nutmeg Pictures.

He has produced live shows and videos with fellow comedian Ryan Ward including the first ever student performance at Bournemouth Comedy Nation, live sketch shows, a live panel show, and feature-length mock social issues drama 'Turtle Shoes' performed at the Bournemouth Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has since written and produced the comedy short 'What a Feeling' and, during lockdown, 'Comedy Street', a web series starring fellow comedians from the London circuit for which he produced a semi-scripted live launch night.


2Northdown New Act Competition 2021
Main Prize: Heat 4


Year Production Role
2021 Comedy Street Producer
2021 Comedy Street Writer
2021 Comedy Street Sam Smile

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