Love this gig!
Hollywood Fringe 2010 - “The Boy Next Door Gone Wrong” – Best Comedy Performance and Best International Show.
Leicester Comedy Festival 2009 - "The Boy Next Door Gone Wrong" - Best Debut Show - nominee
2012 "Let's Be Friends" & "Group Therapy"
Presenter – Sports Tonight Live – The Slam
Panellist – Sports Tonight Live – Talking Balls
Panellist – Sports Tonight Live – Sunday Show
Guest – BBC 1 – The Big Questions
Presenter – BBC Radio Leicester – Saturday Morning Show
Presenter – BBC Radio Leicester – Weekday Afternoon Show
Panellist – BBC Radio Five Live – Fighting Talk
Recorded Set/Host – BBC Radio 4 Extra – The Boat Show
Guest – BBC Radio One, BBC 6Music, TalkSPORT, Kerrang, XFM
“Beautiful comedy from the stand up who wears his life on his skin” – The Sunday Times
“It’s obvious that Jim Smallman is a natural born compere. He has such an easy rapport with the audience and tells his tales with a fluidity and energy that keeps everyone attentive. He could talk the hind legs off a donkey, but you suspect that the donkey wouldn’t really mind... he’s an instinctive storyteller who draws out the humour in every anecdote. On the comedy spectrum, he falls somewhere between Frank Skinner and Dave Gorman... his silver-tongued banter is likely to charm most audiences” – Chortle
“A talented comic” – Time Out
“Jim Smallman is not just a comic who tells brilliant jokes, he is a heart-warming storyteller, and his experiences will have you captivated and laughing out loud” – Three Weeks
“Unapologetically, shamelessly life-affirming... a storyteller of warmth and humanity” - Fest Magazine
“Smallman’s a terrific presence, all effervescent charm and bounciness. Even the vague grunts offered by the audience are enough for him to spin into properly funny gags” - The Skinny
“The second he focuses, he’s unbeatable... there’s an anger and sarcasm worthy of Jack Dee, Jo Brand, maybe even Bill Hicks. And all the time there’s this sense of impotent outrage, of righteous frustration, that’s up there with Basil Fawlty, the Blackadder dynasty, maybe even vintage Alexei Sayle” – 4Laughs
“Smallman has the crowd completely hooked... razor sharp jokes and observations come from his wonderful self-deprecating stories” – Hairline
“Smallman, as articulate as he is, is an unpretentious comic who takes real visible joy in provoking a laugh... he is very funny” – No Borders Magazine
“Smallman is an accomplished performer and a joy to spend time with... He deserves to be playing much bigger rooms” – Festival Journal
“A comic who has set a benchmark for this kind of comedy” – New Current