Jim Tavare

Musical comedian and star of ITV's The Sketch Show

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Jim Tavare has performed three times at The Royal Variety Command Performance. At special request, he performed at HRH Prince Charles' private Christmas party. He later appeared in front of Her Majesty The Queen and thirteen Crowned Heads Of State at a Gala held at Highgrove in aid of the King of Greece Birthday. Jim is renowned for his proud title of being Prince Charles' favourite comedian.

Jim wrote and starred in six short 10 minute films for BBC2 called Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents... They were miniature silent movies where Bassie (his infamous double bass) came to life each week.

This was followed by his own comedy sketch series The Jim Tavaré Show. He co-wrote the 13-part series with Ricky Gervais who also starred.

In 2001 Steve Coogans' production company invited Jim to be part of The Sketch Show team for ITV in the UK. The first series packed with over 30 sketches went on to win a prestigious BAFTA Award. The format of the show was remade in 7 different countries including Germany, Israel, Indonesia and the USA. There followed a major acting role as Tom the Innkeeper in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

In the USA, Jim featured in Season 6 of NBC's Last Comic Standing where he was voted the 4th finalist. This made him the first ever International act to make it through to the final show. He went on to perform a 63 date US national tour with the other 4 finalists. He has since established a film career in the USA.

Jim Tavare is a highly sought after act on the corporate circuit. Some of his most recent engagements include shows and award ceremonies for the following clients: Manchester City Football Club, Credit Awards, Warner Leisure Hotels, Honda, Qantas, Lord's Taverners Cardiff Branch, Welcome Financial Service Awards, Swiss Re, The Senate Conference, Bank of Scotland, Yahoo...


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What a refreshing change a comedian who gives a wonderfully funny performance and keeps the whole room captivated for more than the first joke! A fantastic performance.

Estate Agents Association

I'm delighted to say that the event was a huge success overall and that the gala dinner in particular received rave reviews. Jim Tavare was a star and produced a superb performance which had the delegates crying with laughter through most of his show... We greatly enjoyed working with Jim. He was very easy to work with and he was always calm and professional - even when British Airways managed to forget to load his double bass on the plane and it had to be flown out on the next flight - just in time for the show!

Genesis Adoration.

Jim Tavare met our requirements very well...[he] was very well received by the audience and quickly developed an empathy with them. Very entertaining.

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