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Jim Tavare

Known throughout the world as The Comic With The Double Bass


Jim Tavaré is an internationally acclaimed actor and comedian with a highly distinguished career.

Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV’s ‘The Sketch Show’, which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide. To date, ʻThe Sketch Showʼ has been remade for audiences in seven different countries.

He wrote and starred in six highly acclaimed short silent films for BBC2 called ‘Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents’. This was followed by his own comedy sketch series ‘The Jim Tavaré Show’, a thirteen part series co-written with Ricky Gervais, who also starred.

Following three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance, Jim performed at several private functions for the British Royal Family, including a private Christmas party for HRH Prince Charles and a Gala held at Highgrove in front of Her Majesty the Queen and thirteen Crowned Heads of State. Jim Tavaré is renowned for being Prince Charles favourite comedian.

His success as a stand-up comedian has spread to the United States. He was the winner of ‘International Starsearch’ (USA), had an episode of NBC’s ‘Wings’ written around his act.  He also holds the distinction of being the only overseas act ever to reach the final of NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’.

As a finalist, he embarked on a 63 date national US tour with NBC as part of the ʻLast Comic Standing World Tourʼ.

Jim Tavaré’s film debut came in 2004 when he played Tom the Innkeeper in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. He has since made several US film and television appearances, including landing a recurring role on Showtime’s ‘Californication’ alongside David Duchovny.


Jim Tavaré is an enormously talented individual, whose comic presence and off-the-wall material makes him one of the funniest and most original performers around.” – THE INDEPENDENT

Makes you laugh out loud.” – THE TIMES

Fresh, funny and imaginative without a trace of elitism.” – THE GUARDIAN

Full of visual flair and some really great gags. More please.” – THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

Finally one of the profession’s funniest men gets the series he so richly deserves.” – THE EXPRESS

Go and see him now before he’s bigger than Boyzone.” – THE SUN

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