Giant Banana
A Stupidly Named Portfolio Site.

About

Hello.

My name’s James, I am an independent website designer, show tech & tour manager based just north of London.

I also record & edit things, and generally do various bits & pieces in and around the entertainment industry.

Welcome to my stupidly named portfolio site.

Websites.

I have been building sites since the early 2000s when I began with basic online site-builders.

Since then, I have progressed to PHP and Bootstrap frameworks & now build fully responsive, user friendly websites. I can provide web hosting, user control panels and more.

My sites are largely built for comedians, though not exclusively, and sometimes in conjunction with my friends at Singlefin.

If you’re looking for a site, please click here to get in touch.

Show Tech.

I have been working around comedy since 2006. I began operating shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and now regularly look after multiple shows a day for well-regarded performers during their Fringe runs, as well as running national tours and other performances in London and around the country.

In Edinburgh I’ve worked across venues from Free Fringe basements to The Stand, The Pleasance, Gilded Balloon & Underbelly, and have worked on shows for David Trent, James Acaster, John-Luke Roberts, Aisling Bea, Bridget Christie, Nick Helm, Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Henning Wehn & many more.

Tour Management.

I have been working as a tour manager & show tech since around 2010. Touring with Stewart Lee since 2012’s Carpet Remnant World tour. We are currently touring the UK with his ‘Content Provider‘ show. Towards the end of 2016 I toured the UK with James Acaster & his show, ‘Reset‘.

I’ve also toured with Sean Hughes and Henning Wehn and regularly work with Josie Long and Nathaniel Metcalfe at Camden’s Lost Treasures Of The Black Heart.

I’ve operated several Edinburgh Fringe & Central London runs for James Acaster, John-Luke Roberts, Bridget Christie, David Trent, Tim Key,  Stewart Lee and others. I’ve operated shows for Nick Helm in Brighton & London & worked at several festivals including Machynlleth Comedy Festival, ARG Fest, ATP & End Of The Road.

Other Stuff.

I’ve worked as a Floor Manager on two series of The Alternative Comedy Experience for Comedy Central, and worked on the recording of Katherine Ryan’s ‘In Trouble‘ standup show at the Hammersmith Apollo, for Real Talent which has since been released to Netflix.

I’ve worked on several projects for leading independent DVD label Go Faster Stripe, recording audio for people such as Adam Buxton, Phil Nichol, Mark Thomas, Richard Herring, Robin Ince & more. I’ve helped record self-released projects for the likes of Henning Wehn, Tiernan Douieb, Stewart Lee, Keith Farnan & Josie Long.

I’ve also created video & audio show reels for several acts.

Here's my website portfolio

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