Rhys James (born c.1991) is an English stand-up comedian. James studied politics and international relations at Manchester University, starting his stand up career in 2009 while still a student. He has appeared on Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, @elevenish, Virtually Famous and Sweat the Small Stuff. In 2010 he won the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe and was a finalist at the Laughing Boy New Act Competition. His live shows include Remains, in which he pursues respect as someone who has never struggled. James uploaded the full show to YouTube in July 2016. James cites Louie C.K., Jimmy Carr, and Lee Mack as his main influences.