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BBC2’s Mock The Week’s Rhys James takes new stand up show SNITCH on a UK tour

Flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.” ★★★★★ EdFestMag

The Mock The Week regular and star of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Rhys James Is…’ heads out on his much anticipated first national tour, with his brilliant new show Snitch. Following its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, Rhys will be taking the show to venues across the UK during the autumn of 2019, through the spring of 2020.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that Year 11s are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed, but when you think back to yourself at that age it’s impossible not to wonder: was the past even good?

Then again, is the present? While so many people are concerned about ‘cancel culture’ and rallying against political correctness, Rhys thinks we aren’t cancelling enough. Specifically, the hundreds of murder podcasts that pretty much explain how to get away with killing someone. In lieu of them being banned, it’s time to figure out why we’re so fascinated by murder, and why so many more women listen to the true crime genre than men.

Rhys James is an accomplished comedian and writer. He is frequently seen on Mock The Week (BBC2) as well as appearing on Roast BattleComedy Central at the Comedy Store, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The News Quiz (Radio 4), his own 30 minute Comedy Central special as part of Soho Theatre Live and many more. He has performed four solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe to complete sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, earning his show ‘Forgives’ a spot in British Comedy Guide’s ‘Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe’ list. His first Radio 4 series, Rhys James is… was met with great praise and his new radio 4 series Polars is recording autumn 2019.

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