With charm, puns and even poetry, Rhys looks at his life and the world around him. As well as his own Radio 4 series he’s appeared on Mock the Week and A League of Their Own


Rhys James is comedian, writer, and actor. He has appeared on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), A League of Their Own (Sky One) and Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), and was a regular panellist on Mock The Week (BBC Two).

Rhys has performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim. He has fronted the BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James is…, Rhys James Isn’t… and Rhysearch. He also hosts the podcast Early Work in which he interviews celebrities about the creative writing they did before they were in their current vocation.

He is also known for his Twitter feed which has been recommended in The Telegraph, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Poke and The Gentleman’s Journal.

Rhys hosted a weekly show on The Football Republic for two years called Top 10 Football F**k Ups which garnered a weekly audience of over 150,000 viewers, as well as a weekly segment on BBC2's The Premier League Show called Rhys's Pieces. Other appearances include Sky’s Soccer AM, Football’s Funniest Moments, BBC1’s Football Focus, BT Sport’s Football Tonight, Absolute Radio’s Rock n Roll Football and talkSPORT.

Rhys also writes scripts and features in videos for Spencer FC and appears as a guest on other social football channels including Goal, Ball Street, Sporf, and Bleacher Report.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London


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