Hire James Dowdeswell

James Dowdeswell, waxes lyrical on wine and daft stories, laced with quirky facts about booze.

Why do girls taste better than boys? What’s wrong with a Sideways glance of Merlot? And what’s it like to grow up in an English Country pub?

Hire James Dowdeswell

– As an after dinner speaker
– For a full theatre show
– As a comedic accompaniment to a wine tasting

Dowdeswell is a headline act at most UK comedy clubs. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Ricky Gervais’ Extras (BBC) and is about to launch his own wine show on the Food Network Channel. You may have even spotted him on the recent Somersby Cider advert.

James has gigged all over the world since turning full time after winning the Jongleurs Best Act Award in 2000. His “Wine” show was a hit at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival and since performed sell-out shows at Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival and the 2013 Camden Fringe.

“A must-see show for all lovers of the vine.” The Scotsman
“Thought provoking comedy act, replete with wine tasting.” The Age, Melbourne

Dowdeswell has performed for such companies as:
Pol Roger Champagne
Innocent Bystander winery
Thresher Wine Group Annual Conference
Ram Brewery
Vinopolis Wine, Borough Market