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James Mullinger

James Mullinger began his stand up  career early 2005. In his first eighteen months he excelled himself, most  notably by reaching the final of three major comedy competitions. They were:  Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol (which resulted in a performance alongside Carr at The  Comedy Store that appeared on Carr's DVD 'Stand Up'), You Must Be Joking at the  Newbury Comedy Festival and Your Comedy Stars at the Edinburgh Festival.

In July 2005 James performed at  the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Canada's best-selling newspaper The  National Post described him as "a dashing comic". And Ottawa  newspaper Nepean This Week reported that "talented comedian James  Mullinger was singled out as one of the most exciting new acts of the festival".

He performed his first full  length solo show at the Camden Fringe in August 2009, titled: James Mullinger  Is The Bad Boy Of Feminism. The controversial subject matter and painfully funny anecdotes were a  hit with both critics and audiences at the Camden Fringe in August. Both shows  sold out and Time Out described it as "very funny stuff" and it was named one  of the best shows by the Evening Standard, Metro and London Lite. He toured the show all over the UK, released a critically acclaimed DVD and culminated it with two sold out performances at the Soho Theatre. His second full length show James Mullinger's Schooldays sold out every night at the Camden Fringe in August 2010.

James continues to perform all  over the UK (in Edinburgh, Southampton, Totton, Havant, Liverpool, Leicester,  Bristol, Stamford, Nottingham, Taunton, Northampton) and around the world  (Australia, North America). He is currently resident compere of the Upstairs at  the Masons comedy club in Mayfair. Recent headliners include Richard Herring,  Stephen Merchant, Stewart Lee, Shappi Khorsandi and Michael McIntyre.

What they say about his compering  skills:

"James has a special way of  banter. It makes me cry with laughter. The audience is never disappointed with  James at the helm of the comedy ship" - Jarred Christmas

"A great compere, always warm  and engaging, instantly likeable and guarantees to whip up an audience to make  for a great show. The fact he has a lovely face always helps too." -  Shazia Mirza

"James is a great compere  with a warm personality and funny material." - Norman Lovett

"James is full of wit, charm and candour." - Scott Capurro

"I love it when James hosts a  show - you know the crowd will be so up for it and friendly cos he'a funny guy  and has a winning smile!" - Patrick Monahan

Competitions
Finalist - Jimmy Carr's Comedy  Idol, 2005
 Finalist - You Must Be Joking,  2006
 Finalist - Your Comedy Stars, 2006

Television
Stand up, Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol  at The Comedy Store, 2005
 Panellist, Street Cred Sudoko,  2006
 Host, Sumo TV, 2006
 Actor, Angelos, 2007
 Presenter, The Movie Show, 2009

Radio
National Lampoon - written jokes
Channel 4 Radio: Weekly Show  hosted by Frankie Boyle - written jokes
Capital Radio podcasts - stand up

Festivals
Just For Laughs, Montreal 2005
Just For Laughs, Montreal 2006
Edinburgh Festival 2006
Newbury Comedy Festival, 2006
Leicester Comedy Festival, 2006
Leicester Comedy Festival, 2008
Leicester Comedy Festival, 2010
Camden Fringe, 2009
Camden Fringe, 2010

Press quotes
"A great stand up... Really funny" - Jimmy  Carr

"Excellent... Hugely  likeable... skilful." Tim Arthur, Time Out

"The novel content and exuberant quality of his stand up makes him one to watch" The Guardian

"Something of a sensation" Evening Standard

"At the heart of this raw, anecdotal show lie some serious points" Mail On Sunday

"Sunday Times Culture Pick Of The Week" Stephen  Armstrong, The Sunday Times

"Mullinger is definitely what  could be called a young up and coming stand-up comic. He is a fairly autobiographical  stand-up comic with a penchant for some dark material. If this British stand-up  comic is at Just For Laughs next year, I will make a point of catching him.  Then again, if things go as well as I think they will, he will be part of one  or two of the showcase shows I like to attend. If you can catch this comedian  at a club near you, do so." - www.theseriouscomedysite.com

"A dashing comic" - The  National Post

"A gifted deliverer of  punchlines" - London Lite

"London-based writer and stand-up  comedian James Mullinger is a popular compere on the comedy scene due to his  easy audience banter, quick-wit and natural charm. His sets tend to be  anecdote-based with a dark edge" www.spoonfed.co.uk