Rhys James: Snitch

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Above
  • 18:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Show And Tell in association with United Agents
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong lanuage.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The boy from Mock the Week (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The News Quiz and star of Rhys James Is... (BBC Radio 4) returns to Edinburgh. I'm not being hyperbolic when I, the editor of this website, tell you that Rhys James is my favourite comedian in the world. 'Sickeningly talented... never more than a few seconds away from another punchline' **** (Time Out). 'Very funny' **** (Scotsman). 'A cut above' **** (Independent). 'Flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.' ***** (EdFestMag.com).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. Lift access through Pleasance Bar — ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Alastair McInnes 55 days ago

I've seen Rhys for the last three years (I think) and his confidence and skill are better than ever - very confident on stage, very good material, very well presented. This really is a laugh a minute show (sometimes several times a minute).

Jon Keen 59 days ago

Didn't know what to expect as I'm knocking on a bit and Rhys James isn't ... but really enjoyed this, one of the funniest shows I've seen this year.

At times it looks like it's all off-the-cuff and a bit disorganised, but it becomes clear that this is deliberate, and it's all nicely tied together by Rhys at the end.

Highly recommended!

Mags Reece 65 days ago

So I'm in the front row, probably looking like his mum (of which he endearingly refers to while at the same time slagging her off, like it) thinking I'll probably only like bits of his show but by laughed my head off (not literally obv) for most of the hour (50 mins cheat!). Anyhow go and see this guy, he's word perfect and just bloody funny whether you're 25 or 60.

Jo Hodgson 73 days ago

This has been my favourite show of the fringe so far! Rhys James is very clever and very talented. He has a really natural stage presence and at the moments it felt like he might have lost the room a little bit he brought it all back round to hit everyone with a really big zinger.

Go and see this show, Rhys James will be the comedian that kids will watch when they are older and go "I was born in the wrong era"!!

Neil Curran 76 days ago

This was a pretty decent comedy show. I went to one of the preview shows, so to be fair on him he was probably still testing out how some jokes went down with the audience. A 2 minute clip of him doing stand up appeared on my facebook feed which is why I bought a ticket for this as I found it really funny. Parts of this show I also found funny as well....I did find my mind wandering at some points though and I would probably give him a 3/5 for overall funniness. I should stress though that I am pretty hard to please when it comes to stand up comedians. I generally don't find many of them that funny, though the occasional one I will find completely hilarious. Unfortunately Rhys did not fit into that category for me, but I still enjoyed the show and he is obviously a really clever, witty guy. I liked the way it was thought out, and that the whole routine seemed kind of linked up and it all came together at the end. So maybe not hilarious, but quite funny and very clever. Worth checking out!

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 58 days ago

Rhys James hasn't got much to offer in the diversity stakes, barring the look and demeanour of a prison snitch. ...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 60 days ago

Rhys James is an increasingly familiar face on TV thanks mainly to Mock the Week. He is an angry young man. He is a miserable young man. Like a more manic Jack Dee!...

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Bouquets & Brickbats (4/5 stars) 62 days ago

One thing’s for sure: Rhys James is technically very good. There’s a full house tonight, and he has the audience in the palm of his hand. He’s confident, delivering his act at breakneck pace, never missing a beat. Structurally it’s masterful: the laughs keep coming, the callbacks are well-timed, and every – seemingly unrelated – strand is gathered together in a bravura finale.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 68 days ago

This is the show that Rhys James has been building up to for the past five or six years and he smashes it out of the park with all the confidence in the world and no sign of hesitation. With breakneck delivery at his disposal, James hits the ground running...

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 71 days ago

His observations on the different stages of life are acutely funny, very relatable and memorable. The next day I visited my mum only to find myself in fits of laughter when I spotted the seat in her shower (he does a great routine on bathing technique throughout life). None of the individual parts of his act seem particularly related, yet Rhys James has an uncanny knack of weaving stories together into a fantastic narrative.

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