Jimmy McGhie
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Jimmy standing beside his poster

Jimmy is back performing at all the best comedy clubs up and down the UK and this autumn he will be supporting John Bishop and Jason Manford on tour.

Throughout 2020 he performed in and hosted a variety of online shows, gigs and corporate events live from his salubrious attic, but he is happiest back on the road and in front of live crowds.

Jimmy performed his critically acclaimed 9th solo show ‘BA (Hons)’ to sell out crowds at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. He was due to continue on the  Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra Comedy Festivals,  until disaster struck and he was unceremoniously booted back home for a year long lockdown party on the sofa.

Back in 2019 , BA (Hons) played to full rooms and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show was selected as one of the Scotsman newspaper critic’s ‘best shows to see in Edinburgh’- view Kate Copstick’s review here and The Pick of Edinburgh review here. Jimmy also hosted the prestigious ‘Pick of the Fringe 2019’ at the Sheraton Hotel for the third year in a row.

Jimmy also performed in Los Angeles the prestigious ‘Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach and in Canada for the first time appearing at the renowned Yuk Yuks comedy chain. He popped up in Oslo performing at Latter Comedy Club and various shows in Norway, Belgium and Holland.

Jimmy was an Assistant Producer for the BBC’s Science and History Dept, having spent seven years working in factual television before he ran off to join the stand up comedy circus professionally in 2009. Since then he has performed stand up all over the world and appeared on numerous television and radio programmes including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Comedy Central, ABC Australia, THREE New Zealand, Absolute Radio and many more.

He is “a brilliant talent” (The Scotsman) and with “an easy charm and appealing relaxed manner” (Chortle), he has performed 10 solo shows at festivals around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy festival.

He is now a top circuit act in the UK, as well as a highly sought after corporate awards host and TV warm up artist. He regularly provides the studio warm up for BBC1’s Graham Norton Show, ITV’s Loose Women and Ch4’s Deal or No Deal.

“Exquisitely done, with a compelling, simmering fury… impressive”

Live Shows

Jimmy McGhie - Game Of Thrones
Jimmy McGhie
Jimmy McGhie - Octopus
Jimmy McGhie Stand up 2019
Jimmy McGhie Showreel
7 Days
All Stars
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013 Gala - Jimmy McGhie
The Real Variety Show
Jimmy McGhie - The 2012 Opening Night Allstars Supershow
ICFR - Brendon Burns & Jimmy McGhie Interviewed by Wilko Terwijn
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Jimmy McGhie - Game Of Thrones
Jimmy McGhie
Jimmy McGhie - Octopus
Jimmy McGhie Stand up 2019
Jimmy McGhie Showreel
7 Days
All Stars
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013 Gala - Jimmy McGhie
The Real Variety Show
Jimmy McGhie - The 2012 Opening Night Allstars Supershow
ICFR -  Brendon Burns & Jimmy McGhie Interviewed by Wilko Terwijn
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Jimmy has performed at and hosted over 100 corporate events for companies such as Coco-Cola, Google, YouTube, Shell, Nestle, McDonalds, DAF, ProSound, Insider, Deutshe Bank, JP Morgan, HSBC and many more.

To contact Jimmy regarding possible corporate bookings,
please email: live@jimmymcghie.com

  • 07 Dec 2023
    North East Young Professionals Awards
    Host, JLA
  • 06 Dec 2023
    PFA Lunch Leeds, PT Events
  • 15 Nov 2023
    ESharelife Foundation Gala Dinner 2023
    In and Out Club, St James – Host, JLA 
  • 26 Oct 2023
    European Credit Awards 2023
    Convene Bishopsgate – Host
  • 24 Oct 2023
    Private Equity Wire European Awards 2023
    Convene Bishopsgate – Host
  • 12 Oct 2023
    HFM European Performance Awards 2023
    Natural History Museum – Host, Performing Artistes 
  • 07 July 2023
    Housewares Awards
    Host, JLA
  • 06 July 2023
    DTLA Awards
    Host, Performing Artistes
  • 16 June 2023
    IER Awards
    Host, JLA
  • 14 June 2023
    Corgi Gas Safety Compliance Awards
    Host, JLA
  • 07 June 2023
    Vendies Awards
    Host, JLA
  • 18 May 2023
    DIY Week Awards
    Host, JLA
  • 11 May 2023
    Harvey Thorneycroft, Cheshire
    Stand Up
  • 16 March 2023
    Newsco Insider Made in the NorthEast Awards 2023
    JLA – Host
  • 07 Feb 2023
    Newsco Insider Yorkshire Young Professionals Awards 2023
    JLA – Host
  • 18 Nov 2022 
    Pret A Manger,  Birmingham ICC – Comedy set
  • 14 Nov 2022 
    CIVICA Kick off event,  Banking Hall London – Comedy set
  • 01 Nov 2022 
    The Cover Excellence Awards 2022,  The Brewery London
  • 13 Oct 2022 
    Electrical Wholesaler Awards, Chelsea Harbour Hotel
  • 7 July 2022 
    Newsco Dealmakers Awards, Sheffield
  • 23 June 2022 
    BAE Systems Employee Recognition Awards 2022, Rainham
  • 16 June 2022 
    Insider Southwest Property Awards 2022, Exeter
    Sandy Park – Host
  • 26 May 2022 
    DCS Awards 2022, London
    Leonardo Royal St Pauls Hotel – Comedy set
  • 5 May 2022 
    Insider Made in the North West Awards 2022, Salford
    Lowry Hotel – Host
  • 29 April 2022 
    Legal Innovation Awards 2022, London
    Hilton Bankside – Host
  • 21 April 2022 
    Insider Northwest Young Professionals 2022, Manchester
    Midland Hotel – Host
  • 31 March 2022
    MoneyFacts Consumer Awards 2022, London
    Royal Lancaster Hotel – Host
  • 3 Dec 2021
    Professional Golfers Association Lunch, Manchester
    PT Events – Comedy set
  • 12 Nov 2021
    Professional Footballers Association Lunch, Manchester
    PT Events – Comedy set
  • 06 Oct 2021
    Made in the Midlands Award, Telford
    JLA – Host
  • 30 Sept 2021
    Northwest Young Professionals Awards, Manchester
    JLA – Host
  • 23 Sept 2021
    Corgi Conference Awards, Telford
    JLA – Host
  • 1 April 2021
    Deloitte Zoom Comedy Show
    Nice & Spikey – Comedy Host
  • 25 Jan 2021
    Betway Zoom Comedy Show
    Nice & Spikey – Comedy Host
  • 20 Jan 2021
    Miss Jones Zoom Showcase
    Nice & Spikey – Comedy Host
  • 7 Jan 2021
    Dewars Whisky Comedy Hour
    Nice & Spikey – Comedy Host
  • 18 Dec 2020
    Greenergy Zoom Xmas Party
    Nice & Spikey – Comedy Host
  • 14 Dec 2020
    Accenture Zoom Comedy Show
    Nice & Spikey – Comedy Host
  • 10 Dec 2020
    CISCO Xmas Zoom Pub quiz
  • 26 NOV 2020
    EE Zoom
    Comedy set
  • 22 OCT 2020
    CISCO Web X TechZone
    Comedy set
  • 23 SEPT 2020
    Nice N’ Spiky Christmas Showcase, White City House
  • 23 JAN 2020
    ‘Call on Kallo’ health hotline
  • 29 DEC 2019
    Professional Golfer’s Association Annual Lunch
    Comedy set
  • 5 DEC 2019
    Medilink East Midlands Awards
  • 27 NOV 2019
    SDC Awards
    Comedy set
  • 13 NOV 2019
    Future Leaders Awards
  • 19 SEP 2019
    Cloud Excellence Awards
  • 18 SEP 2019
    Managed Services and Hosting Awards
    Extended comedy set
  • 27 JUNE 2019
    Horticulture Awards
  • 8 FEB 2019
    Causeway V.3.0 Kick off
    Extended comedy set
  • 7 FEB 2019
    Bristol Property Dinner
    Extended comedy set
  • 6 DEC 2018
    HSBC Christmas Party
    Extended comedy set
  • 30 NOV 2018
    Blog Awards
    Host + set, JLA
  • 22 NOV 2018
    ProSound Awards
    Host + set, JLA
  • 1 NOV 2018
    Carwow Comedy Night vol 2
    Comedy set, JLA
  • 26 OCT 2018
    DEBRA Fight Night
    Host + set
  • 28 JUNE 2018
    Install Awards 2018
    Host + set JLA
  • 27 JUNE 2018
    EuroMoney Dinner
    Comedy set, JLA
  • 7 JUNE 2018
    Mobile Phone Industry Awards
    Host + set, JLA
  • 23 NOV 2017
    SVC Awards 2017
    Comedy set, JLA
  • 28 SEP 2017
    ProSound Awards
    Host and comedy set, NewBay Media
  • 27 SEP 2017
    Forex Awards
    Comedy set, JLA
  • 21 SEP 2017
    Euromoney Dinner 2017
    Comedy set, JLA
  • 22 AUG 2017
    Randolph Hill Carehome Group Summer Party
    Host, Jongleurs
  • 29 JULY 2017
    Install Awards
    Host and comedy set, JLA
  • 28 JULY 2017
    DAF Dinner
    Comedy set, Speakout ltd
  • 11 JULY 2017
    You Tube, host and warm up, Talbot Productions
  • 13 JUNE 2017
    Sheffield Dealmakers Awards
    Host and comedy set, JLA
  • 16 MAY 2017
    JobCrowd Top Companies Awards
    Host and comedy set, JLA

BA (Hons) Edinburgh 2019

He's travelled the world from festival to festival taking in the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canberra, Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals as well as the New Zealand Comedy festival. Phew. That’s a lot of festivals.No wonder he hasn’t settled down.

"A comic who is supremely good at what he does, even when he is not doing very much”

The Scotsman

NEED(Y) Edinburgh 2018

An analogue man in a digital world, marooned as a bachelor amongst a sea of marriages and kids, Jimmy continues to steer clear of anything too serious in life and not step on any millennial language land mines.

"This is all tightly-packed, twinkly, high-octane funny. I have no idea why this man is not all over Live at the Apollo like a rash."

★★★★ The Scotsman


Edinburgh 2017 He has finally checked in his ego and will be appearing as part of the socialist utopia of the Free Festival. A proper pro for no dough!

‘McGhie reminds you that an hour of pure stand-up comedy can be a great thing’ 

★★★★ Scotsman

APOLOGIA Edinburgh 2016

This is Jimmy's sixth solo hour, so according to best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, that means he's only 9,994 hours away from being brilliant. Not that it's Jimmy's fault it's taking so long.

★★★★ Chortle.co.uk


Confronting masculinity, mortality, the sins of the father and his complete inability to resist a good salesman. Along the way he encounters some vicious anti-corporate satirists, and explains how various early childhood humiliations made him what he is today: a clown.

★★★★ Scotsman


Painfully brilliant, pathologically charming and frequently deluded Jimmy McGhie slinks back to Edinburgh after bunking last year. After performing to great acclaim all over the world, from Mumbai to Melbourne, Jimmy returns with more soulful and searingly honest stand-up.

★★★★ Chortle.co.uk


“Grown-up, insightful comedy that isn’t dependent on shock value and still had me thinking about issues he’d raised hours after the show. Excellent.”

★★★★ Chortle


“Last year I said he had “one to watch” stamped on his forehead; well, this year he has “see him now before you have to queue around the O2″ stamped on his forehead. There are few comics I can think of who have the sheer star quality of Jimmy McGhie. He is the perfect little comedy package.”

★★★★ Scotsman


“Hilarious, self deprecating and lovable… A fantastic storyteller.”

★★★★★ Three Weeks

“He is wonderful with audience interaction, smartly self-effacing and I cannot think of any possible reason for his not being a huge star.”
The Scotsman


Jimmy doesn’t really do social media but you can contact him here:

LIVE BOOKINGS: live@jimmymcghie.com

CORPORATE: live@jimmymcghie.com

GENERAL ENQUIRIES: info@jimmymcghie.com